Today I just want to say thank you to my wonderful mother...Ida Mae Parkison Brand. Even though she is not with me physically, she is always in my heart. I learned so much from her and gained so much from her. She was always there for me, encouraging and cheering me on to become the person I am today. Because of her challenging me and pushing me to do things I never would have done without her, I am who I am today.
I am also so thankful for the chance to be a mother to the most amazing son. I am so proud of him and his family. My life is better just because I have them in it. He is everything a mother would ever want. I could not love him more than I do. Thank you, Todd, for being a wonderful son!!!