Students share the love on Mother’s Day

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Maria Klein, ’19 and her mom, Barb Klein, pose for a photo together at Drake Stadium during the 2018 State Track Meet.

Clare Broderick, ’20 and her mom, Beth Broderick, pose for a photo before State Track last year.

Senior Sam Jochum and the rest of his family pose for a family photo.

Ellie Timmerman, ’20 and her mom, Julie Timmerman, pose for a photo together.

They pack their kids’ lunches, drive them everywhere and spend hours sitting in crowds and audiences to support them in anything and everything they do. They will go to bat for their children and take care of them to the best of their abilities. Moms are unspoken heroes.

This Mother’s Day, Wahlert students enlighten us about what makes their moms so special.

Maria Klein, ‘19, and Barb Klein

“She writes me notes everyday in my lunch. I also need someone to cheer me on and to be my role model. The first role model I had was my mom (Barb). We go out to breakfast for Mother’s Day, and I get her flowers and a card because she doesn’t really like candy. It’s just us two, so we are really close because we rely on each other so much.”

Clare Broderick, ‘20, and Beth Broderick

“My mom does anything and everything for me. She is always there for me; she is my rock. We have been through so much and she has always been so strong for me and very supportive of my decisions. To celebrate, we usually buy gifts and have a dinner for her. I love her so much.”

Sam Jochum, ‘19, and Andrea Jochum

“My mom does everything. She is always there for me, loves me and will do anything to ensure that I am in good hands. I need her because she has always been a part of my life, and she raised me to be the person I am. I physically couldn’t live without her because she is my ride or die. I couldn’t thank her enough for everything. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we usually do something together as a family and go out to dinner. As long as we’re all together, it is always something special and memories are created.”

Ellie Timmerman, ‘20, and Julie Timmerman

“My mom is literally my alarm clock. She wakes me up every morning. She always makes sure my siblings and I are happy. My mom is my best friend, and she constantly keeps me in check. Without her, our house would be a mess. I celebrate Mother’s Day by spending time with my mom to show her how much she truly means to me.”