What words come to mind when you try to describe your mother? Is she strong…beautiful… resilient…wise? Chances are, even the most beautiful Mother’s Day quote, poem or picture can’t begin to describe the remarkable women we have the honor of calling our mothers.

Our mothers—and often our grandmothers—were our first teachers, fiercest protectors and ultimate role models. They taught us everything from knowing our letters to how to fix our hair. They gave us manners, shared their secret recipes with us, and set us straight when we needed it.

In many families, mothers are the glue that holds it all together. They keep the household running, even when they’re running on empty themselves. They smooth over conflicts and bumps in the road. They remind and inspire us to be our best selves.

So, how will you celebrate your mother on Mother’s Day, if you’re fortunate enough to have her near? Perhaps you’ll attend church together, followed by a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch. Maybe you’ll make her—or take her out for—her favorite dinner and present her with a special Mother’s Day gift. Or, you could just gather all the family around, because that’s what she really loves best.

However you celebrate, we wish you and your mom a beautiful, memorable Mother’s Day!