Happy Mother’s Day from REM Runner

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”
-Swedish Proverb

This Mother’s Day, I’d like to say thank you – first and foremost to my MOM! Many of my readers may not know that I was home-schooled for 7th & 8th grade. My mom has always been very active in my education and artistic and athletic development. She introduced me to art history, running, poetry, tennis, baking, music, theater… I could go on and on. So many of my life passions and pleasures are gifts from my mother.

Today, I especially thank my mom for her patience.
Thank you for seeing the best in me.
Thank you for giving me your stength when I’ve been sick and weak.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for believing in me and my dreams. 

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 
-Shel Silverstein

I’d also like to thank all mothers of people with narcolepsy today! I hear from a number of parents of children and young adults with narcolepsy. Your messages warm my heart, not because I “enjoy” hearing about another young person facing narcolepsy. Yet, reading between the lines, I see your understanding and compassion and feel hope for the future of our community.

In the long run, we cannot take challenges away from our loved ones, but we can stand by their side, hold their hand when they are scared, cheer for them when they chase their dreams, and love them when they least deserve it. 

Thank you to the many strong and beautiful female role-models in my life – you know who you are! Xoxo.


  1. Narcogirl on May 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    LOL…Don’t forget the mothers who ARE narcoleptic 😉

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