Mom I am so incredibly blessed to call you my mom. There is so much to say but thank you is at the top of my list. You are amazing and I hope you know how grateful I am for all the sacrifices you made for me. Thank you for always teaching me to be strong, smile, and to always stand up for what I believe in. That when life gives you a hard situation just try and make the best of it. Having my own two little girls I know how much you did for us. I cannot wait for them to learn from you the way I did. Hopefully the pick up the "how to bait a hook" lesson a little faster than I did. Every night when I tell them I love them to the moon & back, I think of you. Thank you for being an amazing Mom. For helping me grow & for teaching me that you learn so much more when you think outside the box. I love you to the moon & back, Lauren

This tribute was written by Lauren Belk to her mother Karen Barton.