My mother is my hero. I won't go into specifics, but thanks to my alcoholic, gambling father, my mother worked 4 jobs just to put food on the table. My brother and I didn't wear all the latest fashion trends, and didn't get to go shopping every week, but I did get a brand new car when I turned 16. My mother just got laid off from her job, and when she figured out that money is tight at my house right now, she drove up and gave $140 to my husband and myself to help pay some bills. The first night my son was home from the hospital, she slept on the floor by his crib so my hubby and I could get some much needed sleep. There are countless other things she has done for me, but she insists that I will always be her baby, no matter how old I am, and a mother's instinct is to take care of her babies!!