thank you, mom, for being the woman you are, for being the greatest role model in my life, and for always loving my brothers and me with such a pure and unconditional love. you gave me my faith, my heart, my everything, and I am eternally grateful for you. you have taught me what it is to be a good person, have constantly reminded me that my name means “pure” (and I love you for that, no matter how many times I have rolled my eyes), and that life is to be LIVED, each and every day. thank you, Maman. je t’aime ♥ and happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there! my heart especially goes out to those for whom this day is difficult; who have lost a mother or have babies in heaven. lots of love to you.