Each week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this time from Annie Azzariti. After her mother died, Azzariti and her siblings sorted through the family mementos she had collected over the years. The treasures they found reminded Azzariti of the beautiful life their mother lived, and the depth of her love for her children. After five years of teaching elementary school, Azzariti decided to reach out to a larger audience and wrangled a production assistant job in television. She has since produced, directed, and written documentaries that tell compelling personal stories about life. Azzariti lives in Santa Monica, California, and her essay is featured in the new book, This I Believe: On Motherhood.