Here at Zooey Magazine, we wanted to take the time to thank our beautiful mothers and wish them all a very special Mother's Day (May 11). It's certainly the hardest occupation anyone can ever taken on. For all the times we've cried and you were there to help sooth our pains, thank you. For all the times we hurt ourselves playing sports or made fools of ourselves with all sorts of stunts and you kissed the boo-boo's away, thank you. For all the times we yelled back during our teenage-tantrum years and you did nothing but endure it, thank you. For all the times you taught us everything we need to know about life, we thank you.
Jessica Castro: Anyone who knows my mother knows she's my biggest fan. There's no one at her work that doesn't know how I have been or what I have been up to. All throughout out my life she has always been there for me to help conquer my goal and fears, no matter the size. She is a bright light in my life. I admire her greatly for her everlasting positive energy, hard work and love she shows my father and I.
Courtenay Coleman: When I was little, my mom and I would get in the car, turn up the radio, roll the windows down, and go "cruising". Even to this day, when ever a 90s pop song comes on, I think about those carefree days with her. They are some of my absolutely favorite memories. I love that she taught me how to love unconditionally, always be up for an adventure, work hard, and to drink my coffee black. She really is my best friend!
Megan Elliott: As her first child, my mom and I have always had a special bond. We have always been there for each other and are much more like best friends than anything else. My mom is the type to let me explore on my own, but I know I can always come back home to her. Now that I'm an adult, she travels the world teaching English in other countries - something I truly admire.
Asami Zenri: I obviously don't have any memories when this photo was taken, but I remember she's always loved feminine and girly outfits in pretty colors. Maybe that's the reason why I started having true love to fashion when I was very little...
Megan Welker: My Mom is my biggest inspiration. Most people dread the day they "turn into their Mother" but to be honest, I can't wait and hope that I already am there. She is the most inspiring woman I know. She's who I got my stubborn independence from, she's taught me how to use a hand saw and also how to sew. Now that we live four hours part, I truly treasure the time spent together and hanging out at the ranch. I can't wait to be a mother one day and follow in her footsteps.
Lucia Tran: This is actually a photo of my mother and my oldest brother, probably dating from 1987/1988 (Mom actually forgot to send me a photo). My family arrived in the United States in 1992 from Vietnam, and I was born months later in in California. I am the youngest of 3. My mother is the hardest working person and strongest woman I have ever been blessed to know. When I was younger, I remember my mother balancing at least 3 jobs while still coming home on time to make dinner for my brothers and I. There never was a day when she simply rests. She is always there when I need her, and always supporting me in all my endeavors - however insane they may sound. To this day, she is my biggest fan and what gets me teary eyed the most is when she calls me to remind me to stop working so much, and that she feels bad she's not here to help me. I simply cannot thank her enough for all that she's done and all that she will do. So here's to you mom, and moms all around the world. Thank you.