In honor of my own generous, funny, all-loving, energetic, intelligent, delightful Mother, I am sending you a poem written and read by Billy Collins, called “The Lanyard.” I cry every time I hear this poem.

It is just under three minutes long. I promise you, it is worth your time.

That’s my mom, pictured above, with me in her lap and my sister Holly and brother Qani beside her. “Hi mom! happy Mother’s Day”