She was the best mother I ever saw, always dressing the emotional needs of her child before speaking about the situation with logic, confirming their emotional reality before seeking to expand their perspective to the needs and views of others. She was a reliable and safe place for them to anchor their hearts, to feel that their souls were nurtured and valued. She was the strongest and softest person I ever met, one who realised that true power is lifting others up. That's love though, eh? The power of love. Rather than suppressing and controlling it's elevating and educating.