This special post is contributed by Noah Jones, to celebrate his Mom, Tory Jones, on Mother’s Day 2018. Read more about Tory, one of Terry’s sponsored athletes, here.
With Mother’s day around the corner, it got me thinking about my own mother, Tory Jones. I was hoping to share with the Terry community a bit about this special lady, through my eyes. For those of you who don’t know my mother, she is a woman who wears many hats. Her many hats impact several aspects of my life, beginning with my personality. My mom has shaped my personality by showing me how to love and care for those around me with such compassion and generosity – the very way she does, in our family of six and within the multi sport community.
The next facet of my life she impacts is my academic career. Her daily perseverance as a female fire fighter, mother, wife, and as an incredibly resilient athlete through workouts and injuries, has taught me to forge bravely through my life. She inspires me to always give my best effort, regardless of the difficulties or obstacles I may face. “Challenges are merely bumps along the road that will lead you to your dreams,” she has often told me. And I know that my friendly and positive outlook on a bright and sunny tomorrow will shape my future and impact those around me.
My mom challenges me to follow my heart, chase my dreams and inspires me to be the young man I have become. She has taught me that all women deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, and that I should strive to be a positive role model, and to be the very change I want to see in society.
Finally, she has had a tremendous impact on my athletic life. My mom serves as my coach and training partner. Every training ride thrown down on the bike, and each kilometre knocked down on runs, is done beside my role model and best friend – my mother and her many hats!
I hope this article not only pays tribute to my amazing mother Tory Jones, but also demonstrates to all readers how impactful the many roles mothers play on the lives of their children.
So to on behalf of all of your children, and those whose hearts you touch and whose lives you inspire the most – Thank you to every Mother, for being so selfless every single day! WE LOVE YOU!!!
Related: INTRODUCING DUATHLETE TORY JONES.