A Tribute to Bobbie Jean

I recently read a quote that said, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Fortunately for me, my life came with Bobbie Jean— a true southern girl at heart from Louisiana. Today at the age of 76 my mother represents all the things good in my sister and me. As I begin to embark on my own journey to motherhood at nearly 8 months pregnant, I reflect back on what I respect most about my mother…her foresight and wisdom when it came to two concepts: maturity and