This Mother’s Day, we’d like to raise a glass to all the women who raised us. Whether they are with us today or not, join us in sharing our appreciation for mothers across the globe.
Below, our team shared the impact their moms had on their lives and shaped them as people.
Juliana: I can’t think of just one important role that my mother played. I think the superpower of moms is that they learn to play a multitude of roles. My mom nursed me, fed me, took care of me when I was sick, drove me to school, read books with me, learned English with me, took me to after-school activities, supported me, and cooked for our family, all while working full time and becoming a nurse. Her hard work, resilience, and love inspire me the most; it’s something I will always be in awe of.
Rachel A: One thing I admire about my mom is how she is always volunteering her time! I think that is why I also enjoy volunteering so much.
Debbie: Some of my fondest memories of my mother are trips to the library with her. She loved to take us there and read the books to us when we got home. It started my love for reading.
Becky: My mom has always been the “fun mom” and known by “mom” to all my friends growing up. Even now, we have stayed up many late nights giggling like little kids and having a blast together! She’s always been my mom AND my best friend.
Lance: My mom has taught me to be kind, respectful, and genuine. Her way of caring is giving generously to others, and she is a gift to this world.
Jane: My mom was always my biggest fan. She taught me that with love, support, and hard work, I could accomplish anything.
Heather: My mom has always been incredibly dedicated to fun holiday traditions. She pulled off the most incredible Easter egg hunts and wonderful, craft-filled Christmas and Halloween parties.
Peg: My mother always supported me in my dream to be a professional opera singer. When in high school, she paid for private voice lessons but said it would be “our little secret” – (we never told my dad!). Later, when my mother had late stage Alzheimer’s, she looked at me in a rare lucid moment and said, “Do you still take voice lessons?” Stunned by her sudden clear memory, I responded, “Yes,” to which she replied, “Hmm. I would have thought you wouldn’t need those anymore!” Thanks, Mother, for supporting me in my dreams! I couldn’t have done it without you…
Brook: My mom is my best cheerleader and support. She never judges me or others and can always make me laugh. No matter what’s going on in my life, I can share the good, the bad, and the ugly with her and I know she is in it with me. Through her quiet example and wisdom, she has shared countless life lessons that make me who I am. She is the glue that holds our 4-generation family together. Thanks, Mom!
Yajaira: My mom has the ability to always make me feel better, even if it’s with a simple phone call. She can always make my day with a simple gesture and I always try to keep in mind that a very simple gesture can make someone’s day. : )
Max: I was blessed with 8 amazing mothers who raised me to be the man I am today. I came from a very matriarchal family and every aunt/mother/grandmother would raise each other’s children. Every single one of them taught me the importance of respecting others and the strength of possessing an empathetic mind and heart, a mindset that I will pass on to my children.
Gennesis: Through her experiences, she shared with me, my mom taught me the importance of perseverance and the ability to continue on forward despite the obstacles. I am honored to have a mom as strong and resilient as her; she inspires me every day.
Brandy: My mom has made being a caregiver paramount. She taught me compassion and to help others, not only in my family but also the community. I strive to be the woman she raised me to be.
Gisel: My mom is the kindest woman I’ve ever met. She has taught me to be kind, caring, and selfless. My mom inspires me to be the best version of myself that I can be. I am beyond lucky to call her my mother and I don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s my best friend and I love her beyond words can ever express.
Ariel: My mom is a great inspiration and role model for me personally and professionally. She is hardworking, curious, humble, and she always offers the best advice. I’m grateful to be close by so that my children can learn from and love her too!
Happy Mother’s Day to all! We appreciate you.