Tobin was my only son and my best friend. I’m sure I did things before he was born but honestly I have no idea what they were. He taught me more than I could ever have taught him. He brought more joy to my life and those around him than I could ever have imagined. His quick wit and sarcasm made me laugh harder than anyone ever could, no matter the circumstance. His incredible spirit was infectious, and he always brought out good things in people, people of all sizes, shapes, ages and colors. When he realized he didn’t have much time and wanted to open a non-profit, it was really no surprise – that’s just who he was. Maybe he know all of us needed something to keep us busy as well. He was with us to see his foundation take shape, and for that I will be forever thankful. I promised him I would keep it growing. I feel I’m doing good work, accomplishing important things, when working with “We’ll get this!”.
I am honored to have been Tobin’s mom, and I am grateful for every moment we spent together – both laughing and crying. People throw the word “amazing” around, but Tobin continually amazed me, and I will always do anything in my power to honor his legacy.
I will never be amazing, but I’ll be true to Tobin.