My biggest influence is my mother, the woman that carried me for nine months and went through all the suffering and pain so that I may experience life. My mom has given me more than I need or feel I deserve. My dad always tells me she is my number one fan, my biggest supporter. Whenever I fall, she helps me stand, whenever I go through times of trouble, she is always behind me. I love my mother above all people.
Since I was young my mom babied me. Even though I had a younger brother, it was obvious that my mother spent more time and money on me. Being the first boy in the family, I got new everything whereas my brother, Zach, would get everything after I had already used it. When I would ask for something, I would usually get it. My mom wanted to give me the world, but wanted me to be able to fight for myself as well.
I do not love my mom because of the material things she has given me, I love her because she has supported me through thick and thin and I know if I have no one else, I have her. She has always been my shoulder to cry on and a helping hand. As I became a teenage boy, of course, my dad and I would fight. Most of the time we both knew he was right in his argument, but I would never admit it. When we would fight, my mother would always intercede. She would bare the burden so I would not have to. I consider her to be my best friend for all the sacrifices she has made for me.
This past December I traveled to Spain alone in an attempt to “find myself”. Initially when I heard about the plan I thought it was my Dad’s idea of a plan to get rid of me for three weeks. Truth be told, my mom was the one who proposed the idea. She was the one that decided if I go to Spain I would have a step up on many people my age and would come back as a more confident individual. My mom never had the chance to travel when she was my age and she wants me to experience the thrills and the challenges it takes to not only travel outside the country but to also travel alone.
To say whether or not I was the best kid in the world you would need a pretty amazing argument, but to try and tell me my mom will not fight for me any more, there is no argument. I know for a fact that for as long as I am her son, she will do absolutely anything for me, she tells me she loves me every day and I know that she would take a bullet for me in an instant. My mom is my biggest supporter because I know if she was given the chance to take all my pain away, she would not think twice. I love my mom with all my heart and I know she loves me. I appreciate her every day of my life and I know that without her I would not be as happy or as successful as I am today.