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With Mother’s Day happening Sunday, I decided to do something a little different for my Socialites as we celebrate all the mothers around the world. Today we bring in two “momma’s boys” to learn more about the mothers in his lives. Of course, as I was working on the blog the lyrics to “I’ll Always Love My Momma!” came to mind. Sing it with me…“I’ll always love my mama, She’s my favorite girl, I’ll always love my mama, She brought me in this world.”
I know people always have their songs for their Mother’s Day but anytime I hear this song I always think about all the momma’s boys around the world. Now I will say the term momma’s boy has kind of earned a bit of a bad rap over the years. Usually when women hear their partner or someone else’s partner is a “momma’s boy” it’s accompanied with the “Girl, you better run look.” haha.
Now before you say it, I know that some momma’s boys and their momma could be just an all – around bad situation, but sometimes you have to take the good with the bad right? For my hubby, I do consider Jarrod to be a momma’s boy and he knows it. But his mother is a gem and he knows that too. Jarrod openly shares the love and the knowledge she has given to him, and he now shares that with me. I couldn’t have asked for a better husband and father to my little girl, and we get the chance to hear a little more about his mom below. Today we hear from Jarrod and family friend, Anthony Newell (pictured below), on the love the have for the mommas in their life.
JJ: Yes, I would definitely consider myself a momma’s boy. Being the youngest with five boys in the household I would always get a little extra tender, love, and care.
AN: Yes, I am a momma’s boy for sure. Whatever she asks of me I will do.
JJ: For Mother’s Day one year I wrote her a song about different things that she didn’t even know impacted me growing up. She was so happy and loved this gift! It made me feel good to see her excitement about the things I was saying.
AN: I used to love when my mom would sing a solo in the church choir. I would stick my chest out a little, like “that’s my mom!” Her voice is amazing.
JJ: Growing up being a witness to my mother, dedicating her time and energy to others taught me to put my family first, have compassion for others, and taught me the importance of serving my community.
AN: My mom showed me what it was to be strong. The strength that she exhibited day in and day out was something I always admired. Now that I am older I appreciate her strength even more. Now as a man, husband, and father I strive to exhibit that same strength.
Now, let’s talk about the other “momma” in your life that you also get to call your wife…
JJ: Dana always always always puts others first! Whether it’s me talking her ear off after losing a basketball game, or friends and family coming to her to solve their current life issues, she has always been there and willing to put her own personal problems on the back burner. As she has transitioned into motherhood nothing has changed. Sometimes, I have to beg her to take a nap because she has sacrificed sleep being a fulltime mom while chasing her ambitions as a woman.
AN: My wife is an amazing, caring and compassionate woman. She makes sacrifices all the time, but one that stands out was her leaving the college coaching ranks so that she could have more time to spend with her family. This was her choice, and it shows me just how important we are to her.
JJ: Being a mother I think she has discovered strength she never knew she had. As she emphasizes to our daughter that she can be anything she wants in this world it has given her the confidence to chase her own passion to fulfill her purpose in life.
AN: Motherhood has really magnified the loving traits my wife has. The same caring, compassionate, and loving spirit that she always had is now even greater when it comes to her children. Ironically, my son is a momma’s boy and I understand why.
JJ: Because she’s the woman behind the blog I can’t really give you all that! She can tell you on Mothers Day!
AN: This new normal has been great for our family. Being able to spend more time together is always a plus. On Mother’s Day I plan to spend time with my wife, and my mom. During these crazy times I believe spending time is the greatest gift you can give.
xoxo Miss Society
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