I consider my sister and I to be incredibly fortunate to have been raised by such an amazing mother and best friend. Our house was always a happy one with lots of love, laughter and talking – always lots of talking – and, it must be said, the BEST food. We were the house our friends loved to come to and hang out in because it was also such a warm and welcoming place to be. Our mom taught us to always be kind, to stand up and advocate for ourselves, and to fight for what we believed in.
She is and always has been a shoulder to cry on. Her love, support and advice are endless. She has shown us how to be wonderful mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. The kind of mother and grandmother she is, and the kind of marriage she and my father have, are what we always strive for. We love you mom! Love, Ilyssa & Nikki