This has been a tough year for me, my mom had been in and out of the hospital a few times. Unfortunately, she passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 94. I know I’m very fortunate to have had my mom as part of my life for so long, but that doesn’t make this void any easier to deal with. My mother was the most generous person I knew, always caring about others. She was always supportive and encouraged me to pursue my love for art. She will be sadly missed.