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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.

My mom would be at all my sporting events.

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