Today on my birthday I would like to take time to show appreciation for my mother. From the time I was able to comprehend till now, I have watched my mother tirelessly work to help or provide for others. I appreciate you being a teacher during the time you had a lesson for me to learn. But I also appreciate you being a teacher during the times that you did not even know there was something to teach. Often I do things in a certain honorable or pleasant way and people ask, “where did you learn that”. I smile and say, I watched my mother.
Mom, I thank you for keeping me encourage, motivated and for standing behind any endeavor that I take on; no matter how crazy or outlandish it may seem. Recently I have taken on what will prove to be one of my BIGGEST accomplishments once I have reached the end of my journey and then I will be ready to celebrate. Until then I have a lot of work to do between school, work, my book and health. So on this day I will catch up on homework and rest. And celebrate later. I can’t say thank you enough but I can always try. Thank you for everything. — Norman LaVelle