physical therapy and rehabilitation May 2018
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Leading Ladies This Mother’s Day, I want to put the spotlight on the women who played such important parts in my life: my mom and my grandmothers. These amazing women helped me so much over the years, and they continue to guide my life today.
TO THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME
remember howmany late nights she had to work to close up. I would call her late at night when she worked and wait up until she got home. She’d always bring me food from the restaurant. I spent a lot of time eating good food with my mom. She made a point to take me out to lunch, just the two of us. She called them “dates,” and we would just spend some quality time together.
A lot of people don’t realize my mom, Sheila, is currently working at the practice. She’s been lending a hand at the front desk and is a huge help. Working with your parent might sound stressful to some people, but I have been fortunate. It’s been really good so far, but I had no concerns about bringing her into the office. My mom has a background in business management, and she’s one of the most hardworking people I know.
I am fortunate to have a lot of family support inmy life. My grandmothers on bothmy parents’ sides were a big part of my life. I spent a lot of time at my paternal grandmother’s house. Grandma loved playing card games, and she was really competitive. When we sat down to play Uno, all the kids really wanted to beat her. Her home was such a loving environment, and I appreciate having that inmy childhood.
My maternal grandmother, Gloria, also loved card games. She would host big card parties at her house. Her basement would be full of friends and family playing cards and having a good time. As I mentioned last month, Gloria is the grandmother who got me into bowling. We spent a lot of time hanging out at the bowling alley, and I loved every minute of it.
Momworked so hard to put herself through college and get her business degree while raising me. I was the first child, and my mom often had to take me to the library when she needed to study. While she was doing her work, I had to do my homework, which involved reading a book, even though I was too young to know how to read at the time! She really just needed me to stay out of trouble for a while. After she finished college, Mom became the manager of a Mexican restaurant called Chi Chi’s. Her work ethic never waned, and I “The amazing ladies in my life played a huge role in helping me develop into a man who understands how to appreciate the women in his life.”
The amazing ladies in my life played a huge role in helping me develop into a man who understands how to appreciate the women in his life. My mom and both my grandmothers all pushed me to excel and gave me the tools I needed in life. I don’t think I would be here now without their support. They helped me become the person I am today. Happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms and grandmothers out there. You do so much and deserve far more recognition than you get.
-Dr. Jerome Adams
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