Sooner or later, we all quote our mother

It’s Mother’s Day! And just like the last 5 years, I’m not with my mom to celebrate. I don’t get to give her a big hug and make her breakfast in bed like she deserves. I selfishly chose to start my adult life 6000 miles away. 



My mom raised me and my sister good. Of course we didn’t always listen and take her advise, if I did I would be a doctor right now and not some broke musician 😉 

Me and my mom always had a special bond. I never got to that age where I was embarressed of giving my mom a hug in front of other kids or any of those stupid things kids get embarressed off. I never had many fights with my mom as a teenager, she was always the one I could turn to. When Anything fun or dramatic would happen at school, I would ride my bike home as fast as I could to tell my mom about it. 



When me and my sister were in elementary she and my dad wanted her to stay home so that we’d never be alone or be “key kids.” As they call it in holland. That means that at a young age you have the key to your house and you’re just home alone until your parents get home from work. We were lucky that my dad made enough money by himself that my parents were able to work things out that way, since nowadays for many families that’s impossible. 



Every morning my mom would wake us up and then fix us breakfast. Once we got downstairs, breakfast was on the table and while we ate she would do our hair. Coming back on break she’d be ready for us with lunch fixed and happy to see us. After lunch she’d get us to to do a little bit of school work. I don’t know what we would have done without her there. Dad would’ve made us tomato sandwiches daily haha! (That’s his specialty) 



When my mom and dad had a rough patch in their marriage, she could’ve easily given up, and left. She would’ve had the world on her side and nobody would blame her. But she chose the harder route. My parents worked out their issues. My mom is loyal, and when my parents got married they made a commitment to each other for life. My mom has taught me so much about forgiveness and to look at the most important things in life. While I had posters of movie stars in my room, I should’ve just looked at my mom, she is the only role model I needed.



When you’re a kid you don’t realize how good, or bad you have it. You think everyone lives the exact same way as you do. Now as an adult I realize I had it extremely good growing up.  I have the BEST parents ❤️



My mom was our everything growing up, our teacher, our coach, our alarm clock, our detective, our caretaker and our best friend. Thank you mom, for having made me the person I’m proud to be today. 



American at Heart

It’s been a long time since I’ve been inspired by an interview. But last week I watched an interview with Gene Simmons that hit close to home. For a while now I’ve been very dissappointed to see the direction this country is going in. It’s like all the things I loved so much about this country are being done away with. I hate how the country is becoming less and less patriotic. Ever since I was 7 my biggest dream was to live in the United States. To move to the land of opportunity. In this country your fait is in your own hands, not in the hands of the government. In this country your success depends on how hard you work, yes you will fail many times before achieving success, but as long as you keep at it you will get there. I worked my butt off saving up every dime to get to live my dream and be a citizen of the land of my dreams. I’m still working hard towards realizing that dream, it’s not a simple process. I worked any job I could get and do the best in everything I do. It’s taken me on some strange but wonderful journeys. One of the things I worked hard on was learning how to speak English perfectly without an accent. Coming in to this country I was the outsider and I had to assimilate to the culture, which I was proud to do. I’m still learning more about the culture every day and I love it! It makes me so mad when people come here and try to get the usa to assimilate to them. We speak English here! When you’re an immigrant you learn the language and the culture of the country, the country isn’t supposed to learn yours! But lately that’s the way immigrants have been thinking. And not even legal immigrants! Illegals seem to be calling the shots now, and it disgusts me that our president is not only letting this happen, but giving illegals a free pass to stay! I didn’t come to this country for free handouts, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want pity from the president and just give me citizenship. I want to earn it and am going through the mind numbing and expensive process of immigration the way people should. It shouldn’t be easy to get into this country. Just like it isn’t easy to get into the best schools. You think they should just let everyone in Harvard? Or just the people that have worked the hardest for it? Exactly. When I watched the interview with Gene Simmons it made me so happy to see a fellow immigrant so proud of this country like I am. Watch this interview! I agree with every word he says and am glad someone finally has the guts to not be “politically correct” and says what needs to be said.

Interview with Gene Simmons