Mother’s Day…..I’m extremely appreciative and thankful for my mother.  My mother’s name is Ernie Gutierrez and she has a true servants heart.  She is gifted in so many ways, and I can’t express how much I admire her for her courage and strength.  Through life I have had the pleasure of watching her wear many hats.  From watching her delicately designing floral arrangements to tentatively taking care of my father until the very end.  Last year she lost the love of her life, my father to cancer.  After 44 years of marriage, she has continued to pick up the pieces of her life, and continues on without her best friend by her side.  So today, Mom I say thank you…thank you for walking in love, courage, strength, and God’s grace.