Salutations, Congratulations and Sadness

I'll start with the salutations - greetings to all the moms, moms-to-be, aunties who mother, stepmoms, mamas without the title and grandmoms - Happy Mother's Day. Toughest job on the planet and for those of you who do it well or don't do it so well but keep on trying, this weekend is yours. Soak up all the love and appreciation, it's richly deserved.

Next, I send out congratulations to all our newly minted grads out there. Special "you go girl" to @Asmith86 for getting that Master's from Vandy. A-Sizzle has supported this blog from jump even when she was juggling finals, jobs, internships, and all else that comes with. In the words of @Reads4Pleasure - "We love you, Ashykins."

Last and certainly not least, it is with heavy, heavy heart that I share that we have lost a treasured member of the BnB Fam. Our great friend @GammasWorld passed away this weekend. Though I'd only met her on phone and internet, she was a delight and brought so much humor and positivity to everything she did. Her DMs encouraging me in my career, private life... priceless. She was a sweetheart in every sense of the word. She'll be deeply missed. My sincerest condolences go out to her family. Prayers up for them in this difficult time. RIP Vickie. You are loved.

Today's takeaway - there is not a moment to waster. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Give your loved ones an extra hug.