That Halloween that you made me my Alice (in Wonderland) costume. Loved my big, fat bow - I felt insecure about not being blonde like Alice, like you. But you've always tried to instill in us that we are beautiful as we are. Your actions and quiet determination of no matter what other people thought, your matter-of-fact attitude of "this is normal" has always given me pride of our bi-racial family. Thanks, Mama.