I’m almost two days late in wishing all the moms the world over a Happy Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is not until the end of May in Sweden, so it is easy to sometimes forget. A very special Happy Mother’s Day to my own mother, Elaine. She, like most moms with their children, has supported me in my every endeavour. More importantly, however, she was the one I learned the importance of being kind, forgiving, and accepting. I’ve heard many times in my adult life that I am too soft, too kind, too nice. For a long time I accepted that there was somehow something wrong with being this way and that it made me weak. I even admittedly felt anger sometimes toward my mom that she had imposed these qualities on me. That was until I realized it was what I loved most about her. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I now know that it is what makes me a better daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, nurse, human being.