When we posted an open call for readers to participate in a feature on mothers and daughters, the response was overwhelming. Hundreds of emails flowed in, with women eager to tell us what makes their relationship special. As a tribute to mothers everywhere, we’ve gathered some of the daughters’ submissions here.
Melissa Verwey, 29 & Pat Verwey, 52
"My mom has been faced with various obstacles, and she has showed me that no matter what life throws at you, staying positive and looking for that silver lining is the most successful way to handle it. She has always been there to support my passions, instead of forcing her own beliefs on me. For a gentle, compassionate, loving woman, my mom is one tough cookie." — Melissa
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