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


HCDE Shell Game

Being eighty one I have seen and participated in many things in my life. I remember the carnivals coming to town with their games and trying to win a prize. One of those games was the shell and pea game. The man would show the pea and seemingly placing it under a nut shell. He then would move the three shells around and when he stopped asked which shell the pea was under. Unless ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Best Speech This Year

Just 24 hours after Donovan Livingston gave The Student’s Speech at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation on Wednesday, it had been viewed over 3 million times and shared 75,000 times on Facebook. It is already considered, far and away, as the freshest view on race and education in ages and its viral journey is burning across the Internet. His talk was ... (click for more)

CBL & Associates Stockholder Accuses Chattanooga-Based Mall Owner Of Security Fraud; CBL Denies Any Wrongdoing

A stockholder of CBL & Associates is suing the Chattanooga-based mall owner in Chattanooga Federal Court, claiming its officials artificially inflated the value of the company's stock. Tommy French, of Baton Rouge, La., brought the action against CBL, President Stephen Lebovitz and Vice President Farzana Mitchell. He claims that CBL officials made false and misleading ... (click for more)

Man Rescued From The Pocket Wilderness On Sunday

Rescue personnel started the Memorial Holiday weekend at the Pocket Wilderness hiking trails on Sunday morning. A man had been camping on the trails with friends Saturday night when the accident occurred. They had been gathering branches for firewood when he tripped and fell on a branch which impaled his thigh. With no cell service and having no daylight, the group waited ... (click for more)

Chicago Fire Wins Steinbrecher Cup 2-1 In Overtime

It took 120 minutes to decide who is the best US amatuer soccer team Saturday night at Finley Stadium as the Chattanooga Football Club took on the Chicago Fire of the PDL.   The Fire would score first but Chattanooga tied the match early in the second half.  Luke Winter scored the equalizer in the 47th minute off a Jon Finlay cross.   The game would remain tied ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: CFC Suffers 2-1 Steinbrecher Cup Overtime Loss