There’s no more impossible task than thanking our mothers on Mother’s Day. It’s like thanking the Earth for water; the gift is larger than any act of appreciation.
Not only did my mom bring me into this world, she kept me in it six years later as she chased down the golf cart in which I was hurtling backward toward a busy street. She did it again by slamming on the brakes after I’d decided to open the backseat door while we were driving on the highway. (I was playing Richard Petty.)