I am so blessed to still have my mom. She is 81 and still going strong and a day doesn't go by that I don't think about her. Though I don't visit as much as I should or would like to, I know she is just a call away and still always there for me. Mothers are special; dads are too, but it's usually mom that gets the call when things aren't going well. If you need someone to back you up when you feel someone has treated you badly, or if you just need someone to let you know that you are doing a good job and that they love you very much, mom is there. My mom doesn't say I love you very much, usually in a card, but I know she does by all the wonderful things she has done for me over the years and still does for me. She is my best friend and my "mom" when she needs to be. She will tell me when I'm wrong, defend me when I'm right, and stay quiet and listen when I need her to. Mother's Day is May 12 and I wanted to suggest some ideas of what you can do for the "mom" in your life. And for those moms with little ones, it's what "dad" can do for the mother of their children. It doesn't have to be an expensive gift or anything extravagant (but moms would appreciate that too. it just has to be from the heart...).