I just got off the phone with my Mommy. For some reason I felt amazingly close to her even though she is almost 100 miles away. She is coming to visit me on Wednesday. Here are some things I love most about my Mommy. 1. My Mom is an phenomenally talented musician. She is fearless and broke barriers in music history. She doesn’t get the credit she deserves for her participation in the early Motown years being the youngest and only female in an all-boys club. 2. Bobbie has never compromised her morals or values in any aspect of her life, whether it be in relationships, her dreams or giving in to what would be considered “easy”. 3. My Mom was an only child and made the decision for me to be an only child which helped me choose to only have one child. 4. My Mom took me on tour with her when I was an wee baby which directly impacted my wanderlust. 5. My Mom was absolutely in love and devoted to my Grandmother. They shared the strongest mother-daughter bond ever. I hope to have that bond with my kid soon. 6. My Mom never limited herself, even though she’s a successful musician she has gone to carpentry school in her 50’s, has solely dedicated herself to building her dream oasis in the desert and now she is bravely moving into a venture to start her own podcast sharing her wisdom and life stories. 7. My Mom is quiet, reserved, humble, modest, wise, funny, thoughtful, loves to laugh, willing to learn, sensitive, insightful, supportive, deliberate, and eccentric. I only hope to gain a little of her qualities. 8. She is the only person in my life *besides Antz* that I can confide in and never feel vulnerable and I know she will really listen and give me her best advice, even when I don’t want to hear the truth. She also introduced me to sushi at a young age. 9. She may not have worn a dress and apron or baked cookies but she never missed a game, recital or Christmas program. She endured being treated like a second class citizen because she was a single mother at my Catholic school so I could have the best education and a spiritual foundation. She was always on time to pick me up from school even when I wasn’t. She put me in the top dance, art, sports programs in California and taught me to think outside of the norm. My Mom also showed me other alternatives to religion and never made me feel Catholic guilt. She gave me a voice and confidence that I hold dear, she helped me think for myself and never follow a crowd. She raised me in a house without any males present but managed to never let me feel like I was missing someone or needed a guy to feel worthy. 10. I am proud to be Bobbie’s daughter. She endured so much joy and struggle in my life, she nursed me before, during and after my first IVF. She created an original song just for our bebe that I plan to play when I give birth. She is my therapist, my financial advisor, my best friend and my best client! 🙂 She even sacrificed her hair for me during a mishap when I was in beauty school. She would do anything I ask her *even when she doesn’t want to* and she has never lost faith in me. She loves me and my husband unconditionally and I love her unequivocally.