This 3 generation picture is (left to right) me, my mom, and my grandma (mom's mom) at my younger brother's wedding back in 2011. Looking at how beautiful and happy my mom looks, you would never guess how much stress and heartache we had endured as a family up to that point, from death to financial stress and loss, we had been through it all. She is one of the strongest, bravest women I know and has seen our family through way too many of life's ups and downs. She is a one of a kind who bends over backwards for people who need her, and I could not imagine life without her. She is my best friend, my role model, and I cannot wait to have her by my side at my own wedding one day.