It wasn’t until I became a mom myself that I truly understood what you went through when I was first born. I admit that as I grew up there were many times that I took for granted the many daily sacrifices you made without fail.
You went back to work when I was only two months old because dad was out of a job. That took tremendous courage and strength. You stayed up with me all night as I projectile vomited across the room and then put a smile on your face the next day for a classroom full of other people’s children. You loved me, encouraged me, and supported me through the most difficult times of my life. It is no wonder you have always been everyone’s favorite teacher, principal, and now university professor. You are so wise.
This mother’s day I want to take a moment to honor the advice you have passed down to me: