1. She knits! (And really, isn't that reason enough?!) 2. She loves white chocolate. 3. She instilled in me a love of reading. 4. She bakes the best pies in the world. 5. She indulges my desire to take pictures wherever and whenever. 6. She lets me rant and actually listens. 7. She likes playing card games (no one plays with me here unless it is one of Willow's card games). 8. She gives good hugs. 9. She is a cat magnet. 10. Not only is she my mother, but she is my friend.