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Happy Mother’s Day

“I want to thank… last my mom. Mom, I don’t think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later I came out. The odds were stacked against us; a single parent with two boys by the time you were 21. Everybody told us we weren’t supposed to be here.

“We moved from apartment to apartment by ourselves. One of the best memories I have is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, we all just sat in the living room and just hugged each other. We thought we made it.

“When something good happens to you I tend to look back to what brought me here… You wake me up in the middle of the night in the summertime, making me run up a hill, making me do push-ups… Screaming at me from the sidelines of my games at eight or nine years old.

“We weren’t supposed to be here.

“You made us believe. You kept us off the street. You put clothes on our backs. Put food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.”