On this beautiful Mother’s Day weekend, I am reminded of some of the most treasured words of my childhood…”Hi Mom, I am home!”  The comfort in knowing our Mom was home waiting for me and my brother after school, made the long walk  even sweeter. Hearing her voice, so full of love and kindness and genuine interest in our day, is a gift I have cherished through the years, and it has been a gentle guide in raising my own children.  I am eternally grateful for the blessing of such a wonderful mother and all that she taught me.  Through the years as I have parented, I have come to believe the light and love a mother shines on her children will always guide them home.