I am approaching 50 years of age this July and I still consider myself to be a Mama’s Boy. I am truly blessed to have a mother that raised me with the values that I share with others as an adult and gave me the drive to pick myself up when hardknocks occur in life.
My mother is Gladys Marvell Jacob and she lives in Shelbyville, Tennessee. My mother raised us by herself for many years when my brother, sister and I were a young age. My mother worked very hard as a young woman to put food on the table and a roof over our heads and was very creative as we survived some hard times. I quickly learned the responsibilities necessary to help run a home and to pick and choose priorities of when to play and when to pitch in and do my part. I am so proud that my Mom could find love again and married my step-father, Giovanni Jacob when I was in junior high school. He raised us as his own and I am proud to call him Dad. He has brought love, joy and laughter into my mother’s life.
My mother and father’s perseverance during the hard times bared fruit of comfort and they now live comfortably and want for nothing in life. They are wonderful role models of good parenting and I have followed their teachings of how to treat others with dignity and equality.
So to my Mom, thank you with love and Happy Mothers Day, everyday!!!!