I love my mum very much. I can't imagine how I would have coped with labour, with becoming a mum of one, then two kids, without her at my side. She is funny, kind, sensitive and brave, honest about her feelings and failings, and always up for facing the next big challenge (and generally succeeding). All of these qualities have defined how I try to live my life day to day too - probably with less success, but always trying - which is the important thing! Even my husband likes her, and that's something very positive to say about a mother in law!
I'm slipping her some of her favourite licorice for the Pack-A-Pocket task... though if she's read this already, it won't be much of a surprise!