Single mother. Only child. Two ladies taking endless road trips and rocking out to Annie Lennox. I remember my mom telling me the song "Precious" from Lennox's album Diva was how she felt about me. In the chorus Annie sings: "I was lost until you came". Maybe she wasn't lost, but my mother always made it clear that I was the most important thing in her life. I'm so grateful to have grown up with that message and to have such a positive example of female strength and devotion to guide me. In every picture I found of us together, she always had her arms wrapped around me. My mother is my guardian in every sense of the word, and my best friend.