In honor of Mother’s Day, some of the Homorazzi cast has decided to proclaim their love to their respective mothers on the website. We hope you enjoy the read.

mom-dan

I love my Mom, and just recently we’ve developed a relationship of being less Mother/Son and more friends who can share a good laugh and story over a drink or two. While growing up, I never thought that I would come to a place where I actually WANTED to hang out with my parents, but that day came knocking on my door a few years back after I invited them to my 23rd birthday party and they actually showed!

It dawned on my that my Mom is a pretty rad woman who cares a lot about her family and who’s sole goal in life is to make sure her children and grandchildren have everything in the world they could possibly want, even before her own needs. For this, I take my hat off to her, and say I love you with all my heart.

She hasn’t had the easiest life, but I would like to think that the few beers we shared in sun are well remembered and will keep her smiling!

Thanks for everything Momma, I love you!

- Daniel

mom-adam

My mother is the single smartest woman I know, and I think that’s why I know I’ll never truly be happy until I find someone who pushes me as much as she has my entire life. Always looking out for my future, my mom was constantly dealing with my stubborn tendency towards laziness J

My best memories of her, however, are in the simple “mom things” she did every day as I was growing up without any hesitation or complaint. Knowing I had a bad day, she would leave a veggie plate with all my favourite foods on my stairs… or buy the next book in the series I was reading. She had that “mom sixth sense” that told her when there was even the slightest thing wrong with me.

Knowing how much my mother loved me unconditionally, I came out to her first in my family and her instant reassurance of her acceptance and love for me was the reason I was able to tell everyone else in my life with such ease; the reason my coming out story is so uneventfully boring (just the way I like it!).

She is not only an amazing mother, but an inspiring person as she hits 60 this year and runs full marathons (she’s the 4th fastest in her age group in Vancouver!) and reads about 2 novels a day… literally, if not for the library, we would have mortgaged the house by now to pay for her reading habits! She still can’t text to save her life, but that just makes me love her that much more.

Happy mother’s day mom! I love you!

- Adam

mom-brian

Hi Mom, Happy Mother’s Day!

So the gang is writing mother’s day notes for the site. I know I don’t say it often enough, so, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you how much I love you and you inspired the person who I am and want to be.
I want to thank you for being such a loving, beautiful and nurturing person in my life. You taught me to be a caring happy person with the strength of will to enjoy the challenges in life. You taught me not to settle or take things for granted. You are the person who was there to talk to after school. You are the person who picked me up when I fell (as recently as last May when I broke my leg). You provide a sound voice of reason, at times too sound, but alway from a caring place. Despite us living in some very small towns during my school years, you always made me feel like my life and dreams could be as big as I wanted them to be; for this especially I will always be grateful.

Our relationship has evolved in the past 10 years. We don’t see each-other every day but the power of my love for you hasn’t changed. I can’t say how much I enjoy your visits, our trips (Las Vegas, Niagra/Toronto, Seattle), the family ski holidays, but most of all my yearly trip to see you and Dad; the true quality time.

I remember Rob and I bought you a fridge magnet, probably 20 plus years ago, it was simple in its dictation but the message was powerful. As I sit here writing this note I realize that magnet really says it all: Mom: Not only do I love you, I like to you too!

Happy Mother’s Day! The past 29 years have been great; and I look forward to the next chapter (which hopefully includes you a dad moving closer) and our relationship continuing to grow stronger.

I love you always

- Brian

mom-rich

Hey mom… I don’t remember any of it, but I wanted to thank you for spending all of that time with me in the hospital, telling doctors that there WAS something wrong with me even when they said I was just a cranky baby, hanging out for all those surgeries, changing my rubber duck suit when i peed out of my sides with those pesky ureterostomies, and looking after the one kidney that survived. And thank you for reminding me every time I’ve had a little too much too drink or partied a little too hard that I need to do a better job protecting that lonely organ. You’re the best! Love you!

- Rich

mom-donovan

I share a bond with my Mom that’s different than probably most of the cast. When my Mom turned 20, she wasn’t busy partying it up like most of us did at that age. Rather, she was busy giving birth to her first born (me) during a typhoon. Throughout the years, we’ve shared many ‘age’ milestones together. When I turned 20, she turned 40. When I turned 30, she turned 50. I don’t know whether it’s because we share the same birthday, but my Mom and are very much alike. It’s this similarity that’s been both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think we’re too much alike which sometimes can lead to a few heated debates.

Throughout my childhood, I can probably count the number of times I was angry at my Mom on one hand. It’s not that I was spoiled. It’s just she never gave my brother or I any reason to be angry at her. But as I grew older, we tended to butt heads more. Alot of times it was me being a nightmare. I remember one specific time when I was 16 and I lied about going to Seattle. I figured I could go and come back without her finding out. When my friends decided to stay the night instead of driving back, I realized I’d be up sh#t creek. I made that dreaded phone call to let her know that I wasn’t coming home. Obviously she was livid. But rather than sit idly by, she got in her minivan and drove at 1AM to Seattle and pick me up.

No matter what I did, my Mom always forgave me. No matter what hair-brained idea I had, my Mom supported me. For my entire life, she’s shown nothing but unflinching and unconditional love and support for me. It boggles my mind why I’m not always forthcoming with everything in my life and give her credit that she’ll still stand by my side regardless.

For this Mother’s Day, I want to publicly thank my Mother for everything she’s done for my brother and me. She’s sacrificed alot of things to make sure that my brother and I had a better life than her growing up in a rural town in the Philippines. I LOVE YOU and promise to appreciate you more than the one day the calendar tells me to. Thank you for being a great role model and for passing on your intelligence, creativity and determination to me. I would be nothing without your love and hope that I’ve made you proud. I love you more than you realize and more than I show.

- Donovan

mom-kevin

It seems a little unfair that there’s only one day every year specifically dedicated to Mother’s when they spend so much of their lives completely dedicated to us. But, since that’s the case- I better take full advantage and say Happy Mother’s Day!

Being my mom hasn’t always been easy, but she has always been there for me- even if I’m being a complete idiot- (which of course I like to believe happens less now that I’m an adult), and I have never questioned her love for me for a single second of my life. Of her 5 children, I am, without question, my mother’s favorite child (sorry siblings, it’s true…)- Just kidding! But my mom and I do share a really special connection, and she means the world to me. What I can say with relative certainty, is that of her 5 kids, I’ve given her the most grief and stress. Whether it was my need to be included in basically everything while growing up, coming out of the closet or moving all the way to Canada- I know I’ve caused her a lot of sleepless nights… but through it all, she’s always stood by me- and for that, I will be eternally grateful.

My mom has one of the funniest laughs you’ll ever hear. I don’t mean the generic laugh that usually besets people- I’m talking about those times when something is REALLY funny and you just totally bust out. That’s the laugh that if you ever hear my mom doing, you won’t be able to help yourself. You’re going to start laughing with her until you’re on the floor, clutching your stomach with tears streaming down your face. When she gets on a roll, it’s destined to go on for minutes because everyone else around her starts laughing, which sets her off laughing even more, and on and on and on. When it finally ends, half the time you can’t even remember why you all started laughing in the first place! That laugh and the memories I have of those laughing fits have got to be one of my favorite things about my mom, and certainly one of my favorite childhood memories.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I love you-

- Kevin

mom-patrick

Since my mom lives about 2,000 km away, I don’t get to see her very often. Although I moved away about 9 years ago, she still sends me care packages with her famous chocolate chip cookies and desserts every couple months. My parents are French Canadian, and my mom has a very strong French accent. She was a stay at home mom and it was great to have her home growing up. She really spoiled me, but in a good way. I don’t mean like I got everything I wanted, I just mean she really took care of me and along with my dad, raised me to be kind & respectful to others, and to appreciate what I have. I worked hard in school and they were always really proud of me which meant a lot. I last saw my mom in July of last year for her 70th Birthday, which was a surprise party. I actually hit a moose on the way up to Terrace, my home town, and it smashed my windshield and dented my car – could have been the end of me had I not swerved a bit at the last second. It was a terrifying experience, but I’m glad I made it safely in the end for her special day. I wish I could see my parents more often, so I’m gonna keep working hard so I can afford to fly them down often and maybe take them on a vacation. They deserve it. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I miss you and love you very much!

- Patrick

Mum,
It’s funny how you come to realize how great your mother really is and all that she has done for you, and continues to do for you, once you are no longer dependant on her. Thank you for being there for me through everything over the years and believing in me and loving me for who I am. I certainly wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for your unwavering love and support. I hope I’ve made you proud. So on this day to appreciate all that is maternal, I say thank you, Mum, for being you. Happy Mothers Day!

Love always
Stephen

I am grateful to have my mother who unselfishly gave us everything we needed and wanted to provide a better life for us. I could not ask for a more loving mother. She was the rock in my life when things were tough with Dad. Happy mothers day mom! I love you.

- Redd

One of my favourite memories is when my mom made a surprise trip back from South Africa to be with me for my 21st birthday (my family had moved back to South Africa a few months earlier). She only stayed for a few days, and anyone who’s done the trip between Vancouver and South Africa knows that it’s something you need a few days just to recover from! That’s how much she loved me :)

- Jamie