Good morning, everyone. Today, I would like to give recognition to my mother, who, in my opinion, is the most awesome person in my life. Up or down, thin or flush, she has stood by me and saved me from so many terrible things which could have happened. As a bullied teenager, I made so many poor choices that when I look back, I am truly amazed that I’m still alive today to talk about it. She is the reason, I’m still here. I can only imagine the nights my mom sat up while praying and crying for me back then. Although I did not appreciate her efforts back then and even snubbed them, my heart overflows with love and gratitude today. When I think of the amazing sacrifices she has made, tears come to my eyes. She is the glue which holds the family together and my gratitude knows no bounds.
I thank my mother for having the resolve to hold firm when we wanted something that wasn’t good for us. No matter what we threw at her, she didn’t back down and kept us from doing things, which could have had a very negative impact on our futures. Because of her tenacity, I didn’t drop out of high school when the bullying from classmates became next to unbearable and it would be a stepping stone to an eventual college degree. I could never have done it without her. Although we had a turbulent relationship during my ‘Hell’ years, I now sing her praises every chance I get. I have nothing but honor and respect for both of my parents…”
Mom, words can’t express how truly grateful I am for your patience and resilience. I’m who I am today because of you. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Know that you are truly special in the eyes of not only your children, but so many others!
“Her children rise up and call her blessed” Proverbs 31:28