Today’s post goes out to a very special woman, my mom! As I’m successfully unemployed, I’m unable to lavish my mom with expensive gifts but that’s OK. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I love my mom, because she doesn’t care about how much money is spent on her but rather the thought behind the gift.
Yesterday, we went to the Celtics game against the Pistons, my mom’s first Celtics game. She was a hoopster herself back in her school days in Poland so she really enjoyed seeing us whoop up on the Pistons. In fact, she’s already made me promise to take her to a few games next season!
Here’s a few more reasons my mom is awesome:
- She’s strong. Being raised in communist Poland and raising me all by herself has instilled a toughness in my mom that I constantly admire.
- She’s smart. My mom bought our house when she first came over to America and now it’s 100% paid off and belongs 100% to our family. One of the smartest investments in America is to buy and own property, and her house is in a great part of Boston, not too close to the city but not too far with many conveniences like the MBTA and supermarkets and other necessities all within walking distance. Her decision to buy this house was a great one and her ability to pay it off so quickly shows her great perseverance and dedication.
- She’s proud. She believes in herself and won’t accept negativity from others. It results in some stubborn situations sometimes but I’m glad she’s instilled the same pride in me.
- She speaks multiple languages. She speaks English and Polish very well and can also speak Russian. Her ability to learn languages was passed onto me as I can speak English, Polish, Spanish and know some Latin.
- She’s caring. My mom is not greedy and when times were booming here in the U.S. during my childhood she would always send packages to our family in Poland to help them out. Even now she donates to organizations and is never concerned about money even though we are by no means wealthy. That sense of there being more important things in life than money has helped me realize that it does not matter if I’m rich or poor as long as I’m happy and proud. It’s incredible how valuable that lesson is.
I could go on and on about how awesome my mom is but I think many of my readers feel the same way about their moms, so I won’t bore all of you with the details.
Happy Birthday mom! You rock!