This photograph is exactly why my mom is the "person I've been the closest to the longest." She is my best friend. We have been through so many seasons of life together . . . some cold and dark (not because of each other), others warm and beautiful . . . but she is never-changing. I know that mom is always on my side whether I'm right or I'm wrong. She is my greatest asset, ally, and accompanist.
Oh yeah . . . and she's hilarious, too!