My husband always stumbles into these conversations, innocent in his observations. Surely he meant no harm. One comment that, for the first time in a long time, had me questioning myself, my history, and my own reality.
He made just one comment that, for the first time in a long time, had me questioning myself, my history, and my own reality.
Most of us get flowers, breakfast in bed, and cute handmade cards for Mother’s Day, but football player Teddy Bridgewater bought his mom a shiny pink 2015 Cadillac Escalade.
The timing is perfect for the holiday, but technically he’s fulfilling a promise he made to his Mom when he was just a little three-year-old boy. He promised his Mom that, someday, he’d buy her a pink Cadillac and he was finally able to follow through and deliver on that promise.
Bridgewater just finished a successful stint as the star quarterback for the University of Louisville and will soon be moving on to the NFL. In fact, he’s expected to be be a first-round pick in today’s NFL Draft. He figured that now was the time.
The reason for the color has a lot to do with his Mom, Rose Murphy. She’s a breast cancer survivor who raised four children and served as an inspiration to Bridgewater and his whole team at the University of Louisville. Spike Lee even made a short film chronicling their story.
Bridgewater presented the Cadillac, in a shade of pink that he custom chose just for his Mom, in New York yesterday.
You might not be getting a custom pink Cadillac on Mother’s Day, but even in the case of this gift, it’s the thought behind it that make it special. I know I’ll love whatever my kids get for me just as much, if not more than, a new car.