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Mother's Day Salute Series. Torrie Musselman, Natalie Royals and Joey Abis on their moms.

POSTED May 10, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Torrie Mussleman

To: Maryanne Mussleman

Thank you mom for always being there for me.

Thank you mom for your kindness, caring and endless tolerance.

Thank you for your ability to be there as a friend and mom when I needed it.

Thank you for laughing with me and sometimes at me.

Thank you for keeping me calm and for keeping me sane.

Thank you for encouraging me and believing in me.

Thank you for teaching me to be loving, appreciative and honest.

Thank you for the endless memories when I was young.

Thank you mom for being so beautiful, so smart, so talented and so cool.

Thank you for the unlimited hugs, kisses and support you give me every day.

Thank you for always loving me and being the best role model.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!   I love you!

Love always and forever, Torrie

A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love. –author unknown

Natalie Royals

To: Valerie Royals

When you are young you never realize how much your mom means to you.  You grow up taking advantage of everything she does for you until you realize that the person you became all is thanks to her. 

My mother will always be my friend, my teacher and sometimes even my personal ATM.  But above all of that she is the one person in the world that I have known my whole life that will always be there for me when I need her. 

My mom means the world to me and even though I can’t be with her for this Mother’s Day she knows that I love her and in my eyes will always be the best mom in the entire world. 

Love always your Natty Bumpo.

Joe Abis

To: Susan Abis

I don't know where I would be without my mother.

No matter what it was my mother was always there cheering me on.

I still remember when I was playing Pop-Warner Football and I would come home each hot August
summer day after practice, drenched in sweat and I would sit there complaining about how I wanted to quit and how I didn't want to do it anymore.

She was always there reminding me of how much fun I would have once the games would start and how the hard work would always pay off.

She was always right.

I would always buckle down and by the end of August I would be having the time of my life.

I guess I could say my mother made me the determined person that I am today.

No matter the weather, no matter the circumstances that life throws at you don't give up is what she taught me, and she has helped to shape me into the person that I am today.

She motivates me every day of my life to be the best person I can be.

She has taught me so much!

I am really a total mama's boy and I am not ashamed of it one bit!

Love you Mom!

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