For One More Day - Mitch Albom
“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.”

Before I read this book for my English class, my mother and I weren't always in good terms. Worse, really. I was in school when I finished the book, and when I got back home, I hugged my mother. And in a way, she understood and hugged me back, which I took as a sign of forgiveness. Since then, we've been as close as two needles on the same twig.

Reading this book made me realize how badly I've taken, not just my mother, but both of my parents, for granted.