It only took me a few minutes to think of the one person who deserves a break, especially after the rough year she's had. While this might be completely biased, I know my mother deserves a break more than I do. I could say that she is the best mother on the face of the earth, and that she shows us unconditional love. While I believe that to be true, it's not reason I wanted to honor my mother.
Our whole family many years ago on at a friend's house.
For those 4 days she was in the hospital, she called constantly because she was more worried about us. Even in her hospital room, when she was supposed to be resting, she wanted to make sure everything was okay at home. When she came home, she was told to rest as much as possible but would do some housework every day. I kept telling her, "Mom, you have to rest! You're not going to get better if you over-do it!". You know what she would tell me? "Angela, I just can't sit and do nothing. Who else is going to take care of you and Amanda?".
I know being a mother has its ups and downs, but even after having a hard life and many medical problems, she continues to do what needs to be done even when she can't physically do it. I swear she deserves a medal!