At the age of 27, my mom, who was 8 and a half months pregnant at the time, became a single parent of 2, soon to be 3 young children. Fortunately, she was able to move into an apartment next door to her parents who were anxious to help her raise her kids. Soon after my younger brother was born she took a job as a title clerk in a leasing company. She hadn’t finished college, but the company realized quickly how lucky they were to have her working for them. She advanced there and enjoyed her job for nearly 30 years. Mom was quick to find a church and school for all of us, and she made sure that the school my brothers attended had strong Christian male role models for my brother to watch and learn from. The three of us ultimately graduated from a Christian high school here in Houston and attended colleges here in Texas. She helped all of us graduate with honors and was around to walk us down the aisle as we married – all 3 of us marrying wonderful people and having great kids who loved their grandmother very much. Sadly, Mom passed away in 2006 from diabetes complications, but she was devoted to all three of us and our families until her passing. We miss her laugh and her “punny” sense of humor which my kids inherited from her. I consider myself very lucky to have had such a great mother who taught me to give my job 100% all the time. I miss her every day!
Although my mother is gone she is always in my heart. I miss her dearly but I know she is well and happy with her parents, husband and sister . I love you mom and miss you much.
When I was a child my mom told me I will always be loved and wanted by her. My mother was and is always there for me. In sports she was my cheerleader, in school my educator, in heartbreak a nurturer, and hardships the encourager. She was always there for me to talk to about the good and the bad. Till this day when something happens I tell my mom. No matter what the situation was she always had compassion and sympathy. Never once in my life did I feel unwanted and unloved by her. I know a lot of people frown on mothers being friends with their children but now that I'm an adult I would say she's my best friend. I wouldn't trade her for anyone. Because of her compassion and love towards me as a kid, my passion is to teach. Children need love from their mother. I was truly blessed by the best. Thank you mom.
My mom is an amazing women. When I was 11 years old my father passed away suddenly. She was launched into raising three children all by herself. Through the years I have seen my mother show many great qualities. She is loving, understanding, hilarious, smart, and especially selfless. She never complains about all the things she goes without to make sure her we, her children, have all we need. I am proud to say I have a mother like her. I love her very much.
I appreciate that my Mom is proud of the woman I have become and that she supports my continual growth. She taught me to not give up on what I believed could come about. She taught me to not give up even when things were really tough. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Love you Mom!
My mother taught me of all that is kind, nurturing, persistent, and worthwhile. What inspires me about her is not only the tenacity that she owns, but in the grace and compassion that she conducts herself and shares with the world daily. Happy Mother's Day!