“My mom, would be at all my sporting events, lets say I was playing football, my mother, would be on the sidelines, and let’s say the action on the field went one way, my mother would run along the side and say “marc, come on, come on” Oh my gosh, and when we’d get in the huddle with the guys, they’d go “marc, if that your mother? ‘ and I go “no, I never saw her before in my life” But you know, my mom, she really empowered me to become special in sports,”. “See, The greatest gift my mother ever gave me was [that] she believed in me. “I’ve overdosed on drugs on three occasions where I would’ve been dead, but I believed I was kept here for a reason. ” You show me your friends, and will show you your future. ” how do I know this? Because hung out with losers, became the biggest loser of them all because gave up everything I dreamt about as a little boy because Of who I chose to surround myself with. ” my friends would drive would drive me home at 2, 3 , 4 in the morning, and we’d be drunk and high in the car, we’d pull up in front of my house and my buddies would go “marc, marc ,marc, the lights on” And id just go: Oh man, my mothers up! ”
See My mom wouldn’t go to bed until she knew her son was still alive,” Id walk in, and she’d say “hi mark, how was your night’ it was good, Mm just goanna go to bed” Can i, can talk to you for just one minute” “no mom, IM tired, Im goanna go to bed” she goes “mark, i haven’t seen you all day and all night, can i please just talk to you” and id go ” man,leave me alone, YOU BUG ME” and id slam my bedroom door “I would slam my bedroom door on the one person who believed in me,” was on a worldwide tour and i was wrestling overseas in Japan , and after my wrestling match , i went upstairs to my hotel room and i ell asleep” There was a knock on my door at three o’clock in the morning and i got out of bed, looked through the safety window of the hotel door and i could see it was a Japanese promoter so i opened the door” and he said” mark, you need to call home, there’s been an emergency” “so, I got back on the hotel room phone and called back to the United States and said, ‘Hey, what’s going on? “‘ they said “mark, don’t know how to tell you this” And say, “just tell me, what happened? “All the sudden they start crying they go ‘”mark, your mother died,'” “l just threw the phone down. I ran out of my hotel room. I took the elevator to the lobby. When the doors opened up, I just ran out into the street. ” and I remember looking up and just saying “mom, i am SO sorry” and i flew home for her funeral and I was so nervous to walk up to her casket, so I just stood way in the back, and I remember “l kept thinking to myself, ‘Mom, please wake up.
Please get up. ‘ and i finally got the nerve to walk up to her, and she was so beautiful! She was, she was dressed in white, i mean she looked like an angel! And i said “mom, you are my hero, Everything am, everything I hoped to be was because of you, You loved me so much, you gave me a life. You worked two jobs. You’re the only one that ever believed in me. ” who’d i repay her? By getting drunk, by getting high, by acting stupid, i hang out with the losers and for what?! All she ever wanted to do was to talk to me If you have a mother or a father, tell them how much you love them. See, my whole life was about being rich and famous, that’s all cared about.
I had to win the race , i had to win the race at the expense of my marriage, my family, [and] my friends. Or what, to be all alone in the world ,That’s not how it was intended to be. Life, is not about winning the race, life is about finishing the race. Because I learned what is truly important, and that is how precious this gift of life is, and how quickly it could be quickly taken away,” see, i no longer live in time, i live in moments , “I’m not worried about tomorrow. It’s not what’s in your pocket that matters; it’s what in your heart that truly matters. Love, love is just a word until somebody comes along and gives it meaning. And Mom, you gave me that meaning.