Every heartbeat began with a mom. She willingly accepted this sleepless, sticky, soul-stressing job. For 9 months, 9 years, 90 years, she taught us right from wrong, left from right, and baking soda from baking powder. She washed and bathed us. She taught us to love God, love others, and to love ourselves. She read to us and taught us what the words meant. She was our cheerleader. It was, is, and forever will be Mom. Motherhood, the highest and holiest of callings.