Who always roots for you, no matter what you try?
Who taught you the important lessons of life, long before your first day of school?
Who is proud of you, even on the days you may not be so proud of yourself?
Who hears what you’re saying, but knows from the tone of your voice, or the look in your eye, what you are really thinking?
Who knows the things that scare you, even better than you do?
Who makes your favorite meal, the one you had as a kid, the right way…every time?
Who thinks about you every day, even if you don’t make the time to call or visit?
If you are as fortunate as I am, the answer to each of these questions is easy. It’s your Mom.
A mother’s love is probably the most powerful force on the planet, and yet it can’t be measured. It is sustaining, and life-giving, and asks for nothing in return. It’s the secret ingredient in that special meal. The one that never tastes quite the same when you make it for yourself.
Mom, thank you for making me the man I am today. I don’t say it enough, but know that I love you and feel the warmth of your love wrapped around me every day.
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