Submitted by Cyndy Cone
The one person in my entire life who has always had my back, my son! He's grown now with his own son and I couldn't be happier with the man he's become. As a kid, he was my buddy - we played games, went to movies, vacations, watched tv, all together, the best of times. As a teen, I got to see him maturing into the great guy he is today - and he always encouraged me to be the "better" person in times of trouble and there were many during those years. As a young single man, he left me alone so he could begin his own life as an adult, and he did so admirably - bought his own home, excelled at his job, and still managed to surprise his mom with many special "treats" - like a surprise 50th birthday party. Several years later he got married and made me a grandmother (MeMe) for the first time, oh the joy there!! He shows me almost daily that I raised a prince and he thinks I'm the best Mom/friend ever. He's proud of me for raising him well and I'm still his rock while he's been mine.