Those of us who are fortunate enough to have our mothers in our lives often are the recipients of many extraordinary things: unconditional love, knowledge, support, and friendship. But when a mother actively participates in the fun, silly, joyous moments of adolescence — years later you realize just how special and uncommon that relationship is.
  1. This is one of those moments.
    The Jacksons Victory Tour — Michael Jackson's first tour following the release of Thriller. It was the focus of that entire Summer. The concert was attended by over a hundred thousand people in Philadelphia's erstwhile JFK Stadium. Between the parents and kids, there were twelve of us who went; jammed in two cars. All of the kids wore their respective "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and "Thriller" jackets, but only one parent dressed up. My mom.
  2. Mom — Thank you for being the outlier of parents, in all the best ways. I love you so much. Happy Mother's Day.