Happy birthday to my wonderful mother!
When I was a kid, I asked her why she has to work. I want her to be home all the time and take care of me. She replied that work is important and that I have to understand.. It was mother's day when I asked and I just had to let that out because all of my other friends always have their moms with them during important school events and my mom was always late and I'd end up crying after. She'd comfort me with her words then food. She's a working mother and I respect her for that.
I've learned to teach myself what I need to know in school my own way because I don't always have her around tutoring me with my lessons. In the most unusual way, I am academically capable because all these time she had taught to me be independent. I'm slowly transitioning from school to real life now and I'm glad she's still by me whenever I need her. She is my rock.