A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be. Teaching and sharing real life lessons will help her survive and thrive no matter what life throws her way. Good daughters make good mothers. So I plan for how amazing she will be now.