My mother is the bravest woman I know. She's one of the many surviving refugees of the Khmer Rouge era. She was born and raised in the province Kampong Chnang. It's the country side of the city, bascially.. no electricity at all. She would tell me tons of stories every day about how she grew up and it's nice to hear about what it was like when she was growing up. She had a pretty tough childhood seeing how she had to drop out of school at a very young age (10 years old) to help with the family. She worked on the farm, rice field, and the market. All of that changed in 1975. Let's just say that it was a very dark time for the country; massacres, genocides, and a ton of bombing. There are plenty of stories about it online.
Anyways, when she arrived here in California with my father, and older brother, they were pretty much in poverty. Heck, when they had me nearly 9 years later, I was born into poverty. No matter how hungry her 5 kids were, she would always pull through with making something, she'd even sacrifice her portion of food for us. When things were really stressful, she'd pull out a smile and a hug. You can say that I have picked up a lot from her. She's an amazing woman.
Mother's day is coming up, I'm trying to figure out what to get her. Any suggestions?