I am indebted to my mom for her fight and courage and I am indebted to my daughter for her joy and inspiration.
I imagine that my mom, my daughter and I are all part of a tree. My mom is the roots, sturdy and strong, keeping us grounded. She is for the most part unseen, but the rest of the tree wouldn't exist without her. I am the trunk of the tree, beaming and tall, firmly in place because of my strong roots. My daughter she is the branches and the leaves. She is stretched out far and wide for the world to see. Her limbs reaching for the sky. She is what makes the tree beautiful.
The three of us are forever connected in this beautiful life and though I am always me, they are what make me who I am. They make me whole.