A Message To Our Mothers

Mother,

During those early, dearest days
I did not dream that you had
A large life which included me,
For I had a life
Which was only you.

~Maya Angelou

 

I love my life. I can honestly say I’m living the life of my dreams.  It’s a life I have worked hard to build for myself, but it’s not just a product of my efforts.  I also recognize how much help I’ve had along the way.  I’m not talking about the influential teachers, career mentors or the many friends and family who have been there for me in my times of need.  I’m talking about my mother.

My mother loved me unconditionally AND taught me how to love myself.

My mother helped me when I needed support AND let me learn how to face challenges on my own.

My mother showed me the importance of family AND reminded me that family means more than those we’re related to by blood.

My mother taught me to care for the things in life that I value AND reminded me that value seldom has anything to do with money.

My mother demonstrated how to be positive and strong in challenging times AND taught me that it’s okay to show weakness and emotions, especially as a man.

My mother worked hard to build an amazing life for our family AND showed me the importance of generosity and sharing that life with others.

My mother taught me these things AND so much more.

As a child I was in awe of my mother, but I never knew just what an impact she would have on my life.  The older I become, the more I realize it is the foundation she gave me that has helped me create the incredible life I’m living now.

My son Caelan is one month old today and there is no sight more magical to me than watching him with my wife, Tracy.  She embodies everything that a mother should be.  Caelan is truly blessed to have such an amazing mother, and if he could speak I’m sure he would echo the words of Maya Angelou that began this post.

Mom, Tracy, thank you for being such incredible mothers.  We love you!

 

 

 

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