My mom was very beautiful. She was also a good person. Tall, intelligent, a hard worker, and very loving, nurturing, and intelligent — she was a wonderful woman.

She taught me to be respectable. She taught me family values, to be mannerable, and to be the best I can be in life. She taught me to do the right thing.

She taught me what a mom should teach a child. Because of her, I have always tried to be a positive role model for my children. They are well educated, intelligent, and have jobs. They are good children. Now I am a grandparent, too — my first grandson is nine years old. I thank God for everything He’s given me, for life itself, and for being healthy and blessed with a good family.