I don't know about THE best thing, because I can't narrow it down to just one.
• Always made everything fun!
• Hard working (most hard working woman I've known)
She's always been a friend to me as well as my mother (I'm going to miss that association terribly).
Sacrifice. She sacrificed so much for us. As I think about Mom's life and all she did. Of course, I think about the farm and Mom living her dream. We all know how much that meant to her. She gave that all up, without a second thought, when Dad became ill and they had to sell the farm. That has impressed me so much about her!
I think her greatest 'dream' was her family. I knew her well, and I know that was so...she loved every single one (old goats, sheep and lambs).