My mom’s not just the mom who brought oranges to soccer games for half-time snack — she’s the mom who started an entire soccer league when there were no girls teams to play on in our town. She’s the mom who learned everything about a sport she’d never played so that she could coach our teams.
She’s the mom who other kids in the neighborhood knew by first name and ran to when their parents weren’t around. She’s the mom who has probably spent a cumulative year dropping me off and picking me up from airports and college apartments. She’s the mom who would never count those hours.
My mom is more than a mom, too. She’s the social and emotional support teacher who, besides teaching several subjects, makes time for the steady flow of other students who show up at her door, somehow sensing that she’s a teacher who will listen and be nice to them.
My mom’s the best!