"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted." —Mister RogersMost of my friends have the pleasure of knowing my mother. She's a cool lady and has been as long as I've been around. She's been doing this job for twenty one years; I was a pretty good kid, but I wasn't perfect. She has the patience of a saint. People who know my sister know this to be fact!
Mom was always the one helping me with my homework even though she wasn't that educated. She'd cater some time off her work just to see that I complete my homework. She was the one that encouraged me to read. Whenever I awoke from a bad dream, she comforted me. She let me know she was religious while leaving me open to make my own choices. She taught me how to drive, knowing my father's temper wasn't the best learning tool. She held me when I cried from the agony of my first heartbreak. She believed in me and told me I could be anybody I wanted to be.
In good times and bad, Mom has always been just a phone call away. I know I can reach out to her at any time and she will be there gladly. When I talk to her, I hear the joy in her voice. I know she is proud of me. I don't have a little picture frame that says, 'WORLDS BEST MOM'. I don't need to advertise. The smile on my face says everything. Anyone that knows her knows that's true. I love her dearly and wish her the happiest of Mother's Days.