Aside from asking questions, Mom is a wonderful listener. I often find my mind wandering as people explain to me answers to questions I ask, but I don't think that she does that. She so willing to just sit and listen to frustrations, fears, complaints, etc., without being quick to correct or to offer her own solutions.
She is always willing and eager to share biblical insight into any situation, and it pretty common for me to wake up to an email with a quick encouraging note that she has typed before heading off to work.
I was just thinking earlier today how rare it is that I let her know how much I appreciate little things like that, so I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it on here.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom - I love you!