My fans know me for being a WWE Superstar, a title that conveys images of muscle and strength. But it is my mother who showed me what real strength is. She is my own personal hero.
Growing up, my mother was a one-woman support system, raising two happy children. Even though she was a single parent, I never felt a void. She was and is my mother, best friend, biggest supporter and role model. One thing that I learned from my mother is that you have to love and respect yourself in order to love and respect others. In today’s world, mothers often feel that they have to live up to impossible expectations – be a homemaker and a CEO; a perfect parent and a boardroom leader. It’s important for mothers everywhere to know that they don’t have to be everything, because they mean everything to their families!
I hope my own mother understands everything she has done for me over the years. Learning from her has made me a better person and a better parent. She showed me compassion, discipline and respect. She’s the strongest person I know with a heart of gold – like so many mothers out there. So today, I hope each of them takes a minute to love and appreciate themselves for all that they’ve accomplished and done for their families.
Mom – I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!