Thank You Mom: “She Has Given Me So Much”
As part of our Mother’s Day celebration, we asked several Chatham-Kent Athletes to send a message to their mom.
Here is what UCC Lancers and Sarnia Saints rugby player Maddy Hathaway had to say about her mom, Jolene Hathaway.
“My mom has been an amazing role model for me as she was an athlete growing up as well. She was and still is such a tough person, she gets knocked down and gets right back up. I have been able to take that from her to use it into the games and of course life. She knows the toughness and strength you need to use to get back up after getting knocked down, play after play. She has given up so much to to make sure I can become the athlete I plan on being. Taking extra days off of work to drive me to games/practices/ tournaments, spending her previous Mother’s Days driving to London and spending the whole day there to support me for tryouts, driving to a practice in Chatham and then flying me to Sarnia to make sure I get there for practice as well. Spending a day that’s supposed to all about her, doing everything for me means a lot to me. She is an amazing mom that does so much for me and I am very grateful for everything she does for me.”
“Go show them what you got” She sends me off to every game telling me, this pushes me to do my best so I am able to show the coaches, teammates, the opposing team what I can do.”