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Dear mom: Baker Mayfield writes heartfelt letter for Mother's Day

Posted at 11:09 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 12:18:36-04

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is reaching out to thank his mother for all she did in raising him to be the person he is today.

In an ESPN SC Featured piece, Mayfield reads aloud a letter he wrote to his mother, Gina, with Mother's Day approaching on Sunday. What he doesn't know, is that his mother is in the next room, and is listening to every word.

"Dear mom,

Words cannot describe how thankful I am to call you my mother. Being the younger brother, and seeing how you raised Matt so well, and then also using different approaches on me, there's no handbook on parenting, but if there was, you'd be the author. The way you showed unconditional love through every up and down, and a few self-inflicted mistakes along the way, you have never stopped believing in me, and pushing me to do more, and then always having a big picture mindset to push through adversity.

Speaking of adversity, one of my favorite memories, is when you made the journey up to Norman in January of 2014, when absolutely everything was not going our way. Between the car wreck, the rental car, and the awful weather. Looking back on it, you never flinched. You were going to make sure your son was going to get to where he wanted to go to school. That's the type of love that I'm so thankful for. That's the type of love that makes you so unique and special. Always putting others before yourself, you're a perfect role model, and I'm so thankful to be your son.

Happy Mother's Day mom."

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