08 May

“All that I ever am and hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln

It’s Mother’s Day every single day of the year.

A Mother’s influence, love, and devotion are timeless and transcend all.

Here is a story from various sources that have had a few twists however it is worth mentioning here as we approach this very special day.

“The story is told of Thomas Edison who came home from school with a note. “Mom, my teacher gave this paper to me and told me only you are to read it. What does it say?”

Her eyes welled with tears as she read out loud: “Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have good enough teachers to train him. Please teach him yourself.”

After his mother died, Edison found the letter his Mother read that day: “Your son is mentally deficient. We cannot let him attend our school anymore. He is expelled.”

Deeply moved, Edison wrote in his diary: “Thomas A. Edison was a mentally deficient child whose mother turned him into the genius of the Century.”

If Edison’s Mother told him the truth we might possibly still not have any light today.

People will only aspire to the level or bar that is expected of them especially if they are extremely fragile or vulnerable.

Years ago as a teacher, I would never look at a student’s report by the previous teacher until the end of the school year. I did not want to be influenced or swayed by their report whatsoever.

In fact, one of my students apparently had some serious discipline issues that I was not aware of, as I never read the report at the beginning of the year.

Thank God that I didn’t read the report as he turned out to be an excellent musician and in later years earned national recognition.

Happy Mother’s day to all the awesome Mothers everywhere for all your tireless efforts.

Your resilience, love, and devotion are incredibly appreciated.

Mother’s day is every day of the year.

Happy Mother’s day.

Coach Franco Cianflone


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