My mother deserves so much of the credit for any success I’ve enjoyed in my life. Today is one of those days where I step back and really think about her impact on my life.
Mothers just don’t get enough credit for everything they do. Their influence on the lives of their children are immeasurable.
My mom deserves some sort of medal of honor for all she put up with between myself and my brother growing up. Two boys full of energy are about as much as one mom can handle. Yet she handled the task of raising us with grace and strength.
She definitely deserves credit for helping me become a pharmacist. There were times I wanted to quit pharmacy school and just give up. I’m sure a lot of us have gone through some moments like that as we met the challenges that pharmacy school throws our way.
But it was those times that my mother, among others, was there to encourage me to continue. I’m just not sure I would have been able to finish on my own.
My mom would actually make a good pharmacist herself. Her compassion, kindness, and ability to listen to others would serve her well in the profession. Patients would appreciate her honesty and hard work. She would treat everyone like family.
But today to me isn’t about my pharmacy career. Today isn’t about the job of pharmacist that can frustrate me at times. Today is about the woman who helped me to get to the point where I could find out what pharmacy was like first hand.
So thanks mom. That is the simplest way I can articulate all that I’d like to say to you. My mom has helped this pharmacists through lots of good times and bad.
But today it is her day. Happy Mother’s Day mom! I hope all the mothers out there have a great day.
The Redheaded Pharmacist