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Sometimes as a single mom, we feel like all of our sacrifices and hard work go unnoticed. This week Oklahoma City Thunder honored Kevin Durant with his first MVP award. In his acceptance speech, he brought the audience to tears and quite honestly, I was sobbing like he was speaking to me.
After thanking his teammates, brothers and friends, he gave the most heartfelt thank you to his mother, Wanda. In his speech he called his mother, “The Real MVP.” This is what he had to say:
I don’t think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later I came out. The odds were stacked against us. Single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old.
Everybody told us we weren’t supposed to be here. We moved from apartment to apartment by ourselves. One of the best memories I have is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in the living room and just hugged each other because we thought we made it.
When something good happens to you, I don’t know about you guys, but I tend to look back to what brought me here. You wake me up in the middle of the night in the summer times. Making me run up a hill. Making me do push-ups. Screaming at me from the sidelines at my games at eight or nine years old.
We weren’t supposed to be here. You made us believe. You kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.
For all the single moms out there reading this, who give selfishly to your children every day and never get much recognition, I would like you all to know that as we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, you are all MVP’s and you are appreciated.
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