Remembering All Our Mothers
by Jane Smith
Two years ago this Sunday, Mother's Day, a young man died
and his death touched many people. Adam Petty died hitting
a concrete wall at the New Hampshire track. His father nor
his mother were there and yet they had talked to him by
cell phone not long before that fatal accident occurred.
Sunday, as we give our mothers and grandmothers and wives
or girlfriends, the respect that they earn in raising the
children of our world, remember the mothers of Adam Petty,
John Nemechek, Tony Roper, Kenny Irwin, Dale Earnhardt,
and all the unknown racers we have lost in our sport. They
are truly "Steel Magnolias" in the eyes of their families
and in the eyes of the world.
To be a race mother is not an easy task. You must have
nerves of steel or appear that way, alot of hair color
for that grey you have gotten thru the years, and a deep
love for your child to let him/her do what makes them
happy even though it gives you hives and no fingernails
For all those moms and all moms, Happy Mother's Day.
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