I'm Actually More Like My Mom

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - by Weston Wamp

A lot of people know me as Zach Wamp's son, and I'm proud of that. But the truth is, I'm actually more like my mom, Kim.

In the midst of politics' silly season, it's good to remind ourselves that some things matter more. Like honoring our moms on Mother's Day.

Growing up, my mom and I became the best of friends, in part because my dad had to be in Washington four days a week to serve our district in the United States Congress. She's a football fan and a jack of all trades. The kind of mom that her son and all his friends love to hang out with.

My mom was my age, 27, when our family started running for Congress the first time in 1991. I watched as she tolerated the dirtiness of politics with grace and dignity. Without her leadership in our home, my dad wouldn't have been near the Congressman he was.

She has been a steady force for good in my life. She has encouraged me and my sister to live lives of purpose and service. To put others before ourselves. And to not let our age get in the way of doing things to impact the world around us.

My mom grew up in a middle class family in Hixson. As a teenager, she cooked every day after school so that dinner would be ready for her two brothers and her parents when they got home from work. Her servant's heart has inspired our family. And her cooking skills still give smiles to the inner-city boys she cooks for every Monday evening at YCAP.

I've never known another person to give away more of their life and expect nothing in return. If there is such a person, I'm sure she's a mother too.

People are entitled to their own opinions about me and my dad. But not my mom, in my book she's an angel.

Happy Mother's Day..

Weston Wamp


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