The benefit of being on the West Coast is that it is technically tomorrow on the East Coast when the clock strikes 9pm. So Happy Mother’s Day to all mom’s; to my mom, to her mom, to my dad’s mom, you’re all amazing.
As Beyonce once said: “Who run the world? Girls.”
I am so happy to be able to say that my mom is my mom. She is one of the most kickass people in the world, and that’s putting it mildly. She has always been supportive of both my brother and myself, no matter what happens. She has sat through and driven us to countless hockey games, lacrosse games, practices, band rehearsals, concerts, camps, the list goes on. She’s been there when I’ve been making decisions about coop and classes, I can’t imagine anyone else to have gone prom dress shopping with. Mamma works so hard to make sure that Hank and I have the opportunities that we currently have. I wouldn’t be here without her. I wouldn’t be at my dream college without my mamma. I wouldn’t have had the guts to fly across the country and live in the Pacific Northwest by myself for six months if it wasn’t for mamma. I’m very proud to say that for eight months, I followed in her footsteps and worked for IBM, something that I never thought I would do.
My mom might be extra awesome, but I know that all moms have their own thing that makes them stand out. I would encourage everyone to thank their moms more, not just when they pay for dinner, or offer to buy you new sneakers, but thank them during the little moments, like when you’re doing laundry or baking cookies. Thank them for everything that they’ve done, and those little moments will be the ones you’ll remember when you’re older.
I can’t spend this Mother’s Day with my mom, but she’ll be visiting this upcoming weekend and I cannot wait to see her. Seattle tourism with my mom is going to be awesome.