Strength and courage is what makes my mother the special and inspirational person she is to me. In many ways, my mother is quite similar to her astrological counterpart The Taurus. While at times she can be very stubborn and strong-willed, my mother can also be one of the most devoted and caring women I have ever known. Life has thrown some curveballs in my mother's path, but with strength and courage, my mother has always had the spirit to continue ahead and never give up. Her passion for life and her determination to succeed has helped me to see that although life may have some difficult obstacles, that with courage and optimism that they can be overcome. So each day I look within the mirror and see my reflection, I am proud to see my mother's strength and devotion shining through.