Sunday, May 10, 2009

Game 31: Hey Mama

I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine,
This little light of mine, and I'm gonna let it shine,
I'm fixin' to take y'all back to them better times,
I'm fixin' to talk about my mama if yall don't mind.
I feel bad for Joba Chamberlain today. In light of the recent legal troubles his mother has had, it's probably a tough day to take the mound. Based on the fact that he is still pitching despite a ruptured blood vessel in his thumb, it would have probably been harder for him not to.

If you haven't, you should read this profile of Joba's mom written last September in the Lincoln Journal Star. It's easy to be an asshole and make fun her mugshot, but reading that story might actually give you some understanding into her problems, and make you appreciate your relationship with your mom a little more. 

Like most of us, I think I have the best mom in the world. A quick example: Back in college, she came out to visit me and took my roommate Kevin and I out to dinner. All of Kev's cousins had gone on Semester at Sea, and he was planning on carrying out the tradition. As he was explaining what the trip entailed, my mom turned to me and said "So, why aren't you doing this?" I ended up going, and it was the best decision I've ever made. 

She's smart and thoughtful and she worries and nags (I mean, is nice enough to remind me of things), which probably makes her a lot like your mom. She stayed strong through some really tough times and even though everyone told me I would have to be the man of the house, I knew that wasn't the case. 

A long time ago we were talking about religion and life and she said "I believe in doing good things for the benefits they reap in this lifetime". Regardless of your beliefs, I think those are words that we can all live by.

So Happy Mothers Day, Mom (and also to the maximum of one or two other mothers who read this site). We appreciate you, even if we don't always act like it. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jay - made me cry - this almost makes up for (most of) the vulgarity on the blog...