There are a few universal truths when it comes to being a mother: loving her children unconditionally, making sacrifices to better her kin, and balancing her desires with those of her family. Mothers are the captain to the family ship, and without them, the ship would surely sink. My mother is the epitome of all mothers, sailing our family to what always feels like paradise. Even when the waters are rough, my mother finds a way to keep the boat afloat. She is strong-willed, passionate, affectionate, courageous, impartial and sincere. Though these words are true to her character, they are far from enough to display her greatness. This past year, I attended the University of Georgia for my freshman year, and ironically, I learned more about my mom than all the years living beside her. Several weeks into first semester, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news hit our ship harder than a cannonball, and I feared the worst for my beloved captain. But her confidence, her faith, her ambition, all inspired hope in our family, and after months of hospital visits, constant treatment, and all the other horrors it brings, I can proudly say my mother beat cancer.
My mom deserves all these things and more. She is the most strong and selfless woman I know. She not only looks out for herself, but everyone she loves and cares about. She will do anything for me without asking for anything in return. She is the life of the party and everyone that knows her loves her to death.