Resilience. Nothing can stop her. Nothing will keep her down. No one is as much fun. No greater a mother. No better a friend. To know her, is to love her. I could share a multitude of memories, one was before I knew her well and she knew I was interested in starting to "walk", as she was doing marathon's, she walked at a snail's pace with me... totally encouraging. From living in small town "Mayberry" to fulfilling her dream (after a few bumps in the road) to a NYC apartment and house down the shore - still making sure she kept in touch with her friends, book group, etc - whether it's doing a mission in Haiti or Central America or arriving at a Memorial Day party with an apple pie and flag in the center of it, she'll always or never cease to amaze me... Love her!