Nobody is more interested in your success than your mother is. Not even you. Mothers pour their heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into insuring their children are successful. Go to any school honors day, any event celebrating achievement, or any graduation and the happiest people there are mothers. Mothers usually also make up the largest part of the audience at these events. Oh, there are plenty of fathers too, but there are more mothers and they are clearly more involved with the program. After all, who made you do your homework, shuttled you back and forth to band practice, and waited for you for hours at your different events? Your mother. Who packed your lunch, made you dinner every night, and cleaned up after you? Your mother. Who made sure you registered for the SAT and ACT on time, made sure you got your college applications done on time, and made certain that you dotted every I and crossed every T on every application? Your mother. I could go on, but I believe you see the point – your mother has more time and energy invested in your success that you do. That is why your success is the ultimate mother’s day gift. More than anything you can give her, she wants to see the fruits of her labor lead to a happy and successful life for her children. So Mom, I am happy, healthy, and financially successful. Truly, I have received many blessings in my life, but first and foremost, I was blessed with a great mother.