Mother's Day is a pretty sweet holiday set aside to remind us to say, "Thanks, Mom, I love you" and to have a bright, light, celebration.
Yet, one of the sweetest love-my-mom moments I've ever witnessed, didn't happen on Mother's Day. It wasn't bright and light, but rather, it was deep, tender, and intimate, in spite of the fact that millions were watching. It happened when Derrick Rose accepted the National Basketball Association 2011 Most Valuable Player Award:
We moms don't expect or want a big show for doing our mothering work. But I can't deny that whenever you tell me you are grateful for my efforts and that you love me, my heart fills and overflows with pride and love. Just like Derrick's mom.