She did a better job, and worked to do a better job, of being a mother, than most of the mothers of most of the people I know. She managed to raise a pack of intellegent, strongwilled kids, who have all turned out turned out hale and able to take on the world. I call that a success. She well deserves now being able to relax with her husband, her roses, her quilting, and her grandchildren.
Happy Birthday, Mom.