Better East Texas: Mother's Day

Well, here we are with another Mother's Day staring us in the face.

Perhaps you have seen some of the testimonies from members of our news team about the impact their mother's had and continue to have on them. Perhaps you can relate with their warm stories.

Moms and the mother figures in our lives have the unique role of being linked to us in good times and bad and pretty much nothing can replace a mom's hug and soft yet strong shoulder. I ran across a quote about mothers and how true it is – "A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go" – Author unknown.

My mom is entering the twilight of her time on earth and I often think about the gentle and sometimes not so gentle life lessons that she taught me. She never hesitated to sacrifice her personal interests for those of my brothers and me.  Yes, my mom is special but she is similar to just about every other mom out there – but she is special to me.

Moms have the power to change the world through inspiration and selfless giving and they also have the power to rescue us when times are tough.

So for all the moms and mother figures out there – and there are so many of them- Happy Mother's Day. You truly make this a Better East Texas.

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