Shared laughter during “Lifetime” movies, a sympathetic ear, encouragement, compassion, a common language: We miss all kinds of things about our moms when we go to college. For Mothers’ Day, Prowl spoke to Chapman students about what they miss most about the woman who, for many of us, is our best advocate, therapist and friend.
Jorge Hernandez, junior, international business and Spanish double major
I miss having my mom there to talk to about anything – personal issues or something work-related. It’s nice to have someone there to reassure me that everything is going to be ok. Coming home every day and seeing my mom, I was always filled with joy and relief because knowing that no matter what kind of day I had, good or bad, my mom would love me unconditionally.
Sixtine Foucaut, sophomore, communication and Spanish double major
My brother and I were born in Paris but moved to California when we were little. I always admired how my mom was able to keep in touch with our family in France despite the time difference and busy life she leads. I really miss being with my mom. Not many students at Chapman speak French so I always love chatting with my mom and practicing the language when we see each other.
Matt Davidson, junior, business major
I really miss my mom’s hug and touch. Communication over the phone is one thing but actually being able to physically be there and have her in my presence and be able to hug her is very important to me. When we are born as babies we are placed on our mother’s chest and that instant bond is something that is very calming and warm. My mom is the person who brought me into this world and having the opportunity to hug my mom is a very rewarding thing to me.
Anthony Gonzales, freshman, business major
I miss the times when me and my mom would talk about music. She always tried to make me dance, especially when we had company over. I miss being in my house and walking by the T.V. and seeing my mom watching “Lifetime” documentaries and not being able to resist and watching them with her. I always knew there was a seat waiting for me next to her to sit down and share that moment together. I miss her sixth sense of when I would be hungry and she would bring me something to eat without me asking or saying anything. I especially miss my mom’s enthusiasm and hearing about the hard work she does.
Avery Silverberg, junior, creative writing major
Selfie taken by Junior Avery Silverberg and her mom Janice Silverberg on Mother’s Day 2018 at the Irvine Spectrum Center.
She would always take me out to get sushi when I was in high school. It was our special time together where I could vent to her about anything that was bugging me or just laugh and have a good time. I always felt that there was something special about bonding over a sushi dinner that is very comforting to me.