10/29/2012 10:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Woman In Your Life Inspires You The Most?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook and Twitter, "What woman in your life inspires you the most?" There were many responses, but the overarching message was clear: Your mothers are more than just an authority in your life; they are your best friends and mentors too.

You told us about the many sacrifices your mothers made and hardships they endured to guarantee you have a better life. From battling cancer to managing family finances, you believe your mothers have balanced it all -- and done so with spirit, determination and grace. Here's what our community had to say.

Tell us about your mom, or the most important woman in your life, in the comments below. Or, share with us on Facebook and @HuffPostWomen on Twitter.