Celebration of NFL Mothers

On Mother’s Day we are celebrated and honored for the immeasurable, invaluable and infinite contributions we’ve made in building our children’s lives. It is debatable whether one day is enough to thank us for all we do, as Mothers are the glue that holds our families together. Mother’s Day gives each of us an opportunity to do something special for the mothers around us. Whether your child came through or to you, as a Sisterhood of Mothers, let’s celebrate Mother’s Day reflecting how we are all connected to one another; and on who and what we want to be as a Motherhood of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA). As Mothers, we have much in common; our sons are active and former professional football players. I believe it is fair to say that we didn’t raise our sons to be professional athletes. We all started out looking to raise our sons to be responsible, caring and supportive men. As mothers, we also nurtured their interest in the game of football; taught them the discipline they needed to succeed; coached them on understanding how to win and more importantly how to lose graciously; and imparted advice that became life-long lessons that contribute to who they are today. As President of PFPMA, I continue to be inspired by the strong, confident and resourceful women who make up our members and officers. While connected by the game, we are not defined by it. PFPMA’s mission is first founded on bringing women together who understand your walk and your experiences. It is also where we nurture and feed each other. We are women with purpose and a commitment to our families. We each have a tremendous opportunity to positively impact our communities, uplift our members and amplify our sons’ platform, as well as our own, individually and as an organization. What an honor to being Mothers and Sisters. What could be better?

Happy Mother’s Day,

Gwendolyn V. Jenkins, President PFPMA

A Mother’s Love

By: Helen Steiner Rice

A Mother’s love is something no on can explain. IT is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain It is endless and unselfish and enduring, come what may. For nothing can destroy it or take that love away. It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And it never fails or falters even when the heart is breaking… It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems… It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation, and it still remains a secret like The mysteries of creation….