Torry and Jared have learned so much from their mother Stephanie over the years, and they are truly thankful for everything she has ever done for them.
From teaching them all the important life lessons to being an everlasting presence in their lives, she is truly a wonderful mother who would do anything for the good of her boys.
This New Orleans native is a mother who has always led by example, and she has been a mother who her sons look up to. They know that she has done so much for them, and even the smallest of life lessons have gone a far way for them.
“She taught us cleanliness from the standpoint of how you live,” Torry said. “Your appearance and how you present yourself is vital. First impressions are everything. Having that guidance as a child has paid dividends.”
Torry is now working in New York City, and he knows that he found the success in his work life that he has because of this simple life lesson. It all starts with how you present yourself to others, and everything else will fall into place.
On top of that, Stephanie has been a great mother for so many other reasons. She has been an invaluable part of her boys’ lives, and they hope she will continue to be even as they are both in their 20s now.
“She is beyond reliable and selfless like no other,” Torry said. “Mom revolves her day-to-day-life around her children and is extremely invested in our lives and development.”
Stephanie cares so much about Torry and Jared and it is clear that she has always wanted what is best for them. She is their number one support system and they are her number one priority.
Stephanie is not just a supportive and caring mother either. When it comes to her friends and extended family, she is constantly there for them too. She brings out the best in people and she is a steady presence.
“She is an over-doer when it comes to others,” Torry said. “Mom is there for others. She’s a large part of the cooking at the office and for people in the neighborhood. She is always giving to others. She’ll stop what she is doing and be there for people. She is always willing to give up her time for other people.”
Anyone who needs her love and support, Stephanie is there for them. She is going to be a person that others can rely on, and that is something that has always stuck with Torry and Jared.
Plus she just has a great overall personality. She is someone who not only gets along with everyone, but Stephanie is also someone who you know exactly where you stand with her.
“Mom is definitely a jokester,” Torry said. “She is a playful person. She will also make you feel free to speak your mind and open up. This is the first Christmas she will meet my girlfriend’s parents, and I have no reservations about it.”
Torry knows his mom is going to treat his girlfriend’s parents right, as she treats everyone the right way. She is such a sweet and caring person who could not hurt a soul, and that is something people appreciate about Stephanie.
She is also someone who loves serving the community, which has helped shape the trajectory of Stephanie’s career path. She just recently started working for the county of Mecklenburg, and in that she feels she is fulfilling her civic duty.
“It’s a relatively new job,” Torry said. “She is assisting folks with things. And she’s always been in that public serving role. She was a police officer before I was born. She’s also had similar roles to being a police dispatcher. She loves serving others and being in a customer service kind of role.”
There is no doubt that others come first in Stephanie’s life, and that is just one of the many reasons why she is loved and admired as much as she is. Her boys look up to her and they respect her more than words can describe, and they love that she has never given up on them.
Stephanie’s sons know that their lives are better than most because they have a mother like Stephanie, and this speaks testaments and volumes to who she is.
“From Torry and Jared,
“Mom, we appreciate all that you have done for us and hope that you know we love you from the bottom of our hearts. Your contributions to our lives never go unnoticed, and we are forever blessed to have you as our mother.”