Larry Martino


17 Reasons I Celebrate And Thank My Mom On Mother’s Day

My Mom never thought she’d live this long, but she’s still going strong at 91 years young. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to list a whole bunch of reasons to celebrate her and thank mom on Mother’s Day. Reasons To Thank Mom For The Lessons Of My Youth Thank you for bringing me into this world. Thank you for teaching me right from wrong. I don’t always do the right thing, but I certainly know when I haven’t. Thank you for introducing me to church and teaching me to have faith in God. Thank you for always pushing me to do better. When I got a “C” in school, you were disappointed. When I got a “B,” you asked me why I didn’t get an “A.” That taught me to always strive for excellence. Thanks for allowing me to grow up playing sports outdoors. Heck, most weekends, or summer vacations, you told me to get out of the house because I was driving you crazy! I still love playing sports to this day. I thank mom for showing my sisters and me how to persevere through tough times, especially after Dad passed away while we were all still 14 and younger. Raising four kids on your own had to be extremely difficult. But you never groused about it. You just kept working hard to make sure we had food on the table, clothes on our backs, and a roof over our heads. Thank you for moving us “New York City kids” to the “country life” in Vermont after Dad passed. I never really enjoyed living there, but it sure is beautiful country. I’m glad I had the best of both worlds during my youth. Thanks for encouraging me to get a job during my high school years. I learned a good work ethic and the value of a dollar that was earned rather than given to me. Thank you for three wonderful sisters. We fought like cats and dogs as kids. Thank goodness I’m the oldest sibling. But we all get along great as adults. I still wish I had a brother! Thank you for having a great sense of humor and for teaching me to be able to laugh at my faults. Thank you for teaching me early in life that I shouldn’t brag or boast about my accomplishments. You always said: “No one likes a braggart.” Reasons To Thank Mom And Celebrate Her In My Adult Years I’m thankful you let me choose my own path in life. I’m sure you wondered how I could possibly earn a living as a radio DJ, but here I am all these years later still sweatin’ over a hot mic. I’m thankful you never complained about all the moving around I did during my early years in radio. I should have bought stock in U-Haul back in those days with all the moving around I did. I thank mom for making my beautiful wife of 37 years and counting feel like one of her daughters, and part of our family. I’m thankful you moved out here to Las Vegas in your retirement years. It’s good to know you’re just minutes away from us instead of a long plane ride back to New England, just in case. Thank you for taking care of yourself so that you gave yourself a good chance to live a long life. Most of all, thank you for being a loving Mother to me, my sisters, and my wife. I’m sure you have lots of reasons to thank and celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day. Don’t wait too long to let her know how much you love and respect her.

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