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My mom would be at all my sporting events.
Let's say I was playing football ok.
My mother would be on the side lines,
and when the play on the field started going one way,
my mother would run along and
"Marc, get up! Get up!"
I'd be like "Oh my gosh!"
I get in a huddle with the other guys, they go:
"Marc, is that your mother?"
I go: "No, I never saw her before in my life."
See, the greatest gift my mother ever gave me,
she believed in me.
I've overdosed on drugs on three ocasions
where I should've been dead,
but I believe I was kept here for a reason.
You show me your friends, I'll show you your future.
How do I know this?
I hung out with losers, and I became the biggest loser of them all, because I gave up everything
I dreamt about when I was a little boy, because of who I chose to surround myself with.
My friends drive me home at two three four in the morning, we'd be drunk and high,
laughing in the car.
We pulled off in front of my house and they go, "Marc, Marc, the light's on."
I go "Oh man, my mother's up."
See, my mom wouldn't go to bed until she knew her son was still alive.
I walk in, she said: "Hi Marc, how was your night?"
"It goes good mom. I'm just gonna go to bed."
She said: "Can I, can I talk to you for a minute?"
I go: "Mom, I'm tired. I'm just gonna go to bed."
She said, "Marc, I haven't seen you all day and all night. Can I please talk to you?"
I said: "Man, just leave me alone. You bug me."
I slammed my bedroom door on the one person who believed in me.
I was at a worldwide tour, we were wrestling overseas in Japan.
After my wrestling match, I went upstairs to my hotel room and I fall asleep.
There was a knock on my door at 3 o'clock in the morning.
I got up out of bed, I looked through the safety window and I could see he was a Japanese promoter.
So I opened the door and he said: "Marc, you need to call home. There's been an emergency."
I went back to the hotel room phone, I called back to the United States, "Hey, what's going on?"
He said, "Marc, I don't know how to tell you this."
I said, "Just tell me. What happened?"
He started crying: "Marc, I can't tell you."
I said: "Just say it."
He said: "Marc, your mother died."
I just threw the phone down. I ran out of my hotel room. I took the elevator to the lobby.
When the doors opened up, I just ran out into the street. I mean there was no car, there was no people.
It's 3 o'clock in the morning. And I walked down the middle of the street in Hiroshima, Japan,
and I rememeber looking up and just saying: "Mom, I am so sorry."
I flew home for the funeral and I was so nervous to walk up to her casket, so I just stood way in the back,
and I kept looking from a distance, I kept thinking to myself: "Mom, please wake up. Please get up."
And then I finally got the nerve to walk up to her and as I got closer,
I could see my mom for the first time. I mean she was so beautiful. She was dressed in white, I mean,
she looked liked an angel and I just stood over, I said:
"Mom, you are my hero. Everything I am, everything I hoped to be was 'cause of you.
You loved me so much, you gave me life. You're the only one that ever believed in me."
How did I repay her? By getting drunk, by getting high, be getting stupid,
by hanging out with losers. For what?
All she ever wanted to do was talk to me.
I wish I could talk to you now Mom.
I wish you could see what I'm doing.
Why couldn't I have been a better son?
We are defined by our choices.
But if you surround yourself with people involved in drugs and alcohol and pills,
it's a dead end.
I'm not here to preach to you.
I'm here to tell you I lived that life.
It leads to broken hearts, broken relationships, broken dreams and death.
For what? To get high?
If you have a mother or a father, when you go home, tell them how much you love them.
See, my whole life was about being rich and famous. I had to be a millionaire. I had to win a race.
I had to win the race at the expense of my marriage, my family, my friends. For what?
To be all alone in the world?
I learned what is truly important, and that is,
how precious this gift of life is, and our families,
and how quickly it could be taken away.
See, I no longer live in time.
I live in moments.
See, it's not what's in your pocket that matters,
it's what in your heart that truly matters.
Love, love is just a word,
until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
You, you're the meaning.
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Marc Mero's Emotional Mother's Day Story

8751 Folder Collection
Tina Hsu published on January 28, 2018    Tina Hsu translated    Ann reviewed
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