In Memory of Stephanie J. Manthei (Stapleton), My Mommy...R.I.P

Amazing love
Who taught me life
Compassion, strength, and will
Will to endure, will to fight, will to dare
A mother, a friend, and teacher
She was always there
Good, bad, happy, sadLaughter, tears, pain, and fears 
In joyous celebration and despair
Arguments as soon conjured
Would dissipate
And love is all that remained
No matter where the book of life took us
We always met on the same page
I miss her now
I'll miss her tomorrow
Her memory is locked
A rock she was
A rock she'll always be
My rockSustaining me
I love you, I miss you,
My mommy