Today is my mother’s birthday. Sadly, she has not been physically in my life since April 1, 1988. She was a teacher, her memories still teach me today. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few teachers who help me through the loss of my mother, lessons learned. Hopefully it will help someone else recover from a loss. Thank you William H. Armstrong and Mr Rand for pushing me to be who I am today. Who knows where I would have ended up without your words of encouragement.