My mother is one of the most beautiful women I know. She is the true definition of grace and class.
Growing up, while my mother was not a supermodel, she could have been. Everywhere she went, glamour and admiration seemed to follow her like a haze.
Hers was not the obvious, out of the-box kind of prettiness, but something much rarer — mesmerizing aqua blue eyes and -refinement of features that make a truly unforgettable face.
Today, my mom holds a special place in my heart. My mother is a woman I admire for her grace and strength. She has taught not just by example but with reminders that " life is challenging but you handle it. You handle it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but you handle it."
A woman who has never sacrificed her class for someone who has none is rare to come by. But such a woman is my mother.
And great southern wisdom has a way of making its way from one generation to the next. The greatest thing I have learned from my mother is that "there are some things money cannot buy, like manners, morals, intelligence, and class." Which is something my mother and my grandmother said over and over to me growing up.