Sadness can roll in like waves on dates that were once celebrations.
A loved one’s birthday. Christmas.
It’s been three-and-a-half years since Dak Prescott lost his mother and best friend, Peggy, to colon cancer. Does the Cowboys quarterback find himself becoming more emotional than usual this weekend?
“I can’t say I do, no, on the simple fact to me that every day is Mother’s Day,” Prescott said. “I mean, for what a mom means to a person, what a mom means to a man, what a mom means to a daughter, what a mom means in life, what a dad means in life, you can’t say ‘OK, this day is a day to honor them.’ Every day you honor them.
“It’s just a part of me every day. It’s hard for me to say this is Mother’s Day, I feel tougher than I did two days ago. No I don’t because on Wednesday, December 5, I felt the same way I will on Mother’s Day.”
Prescott recently spoke about the bond with his mother at an event to benefit Kids 2 Camp, a scholarship program for at risk children to attend sports camps put on by the Cowboys quarterback and others. Jeweler David Yurman donated up to 20 percent off the sales from the event to the charity in Peggy Prescott’s name.
“I do everything in my life for her,” Prescott told the crowd of 150-plus that crowded into Yurman’s store at NorthPark Wednesday evening. “I live my life for her.”
Prescott honors his mother every day. It’s only a slight exaggeration to say he does it in the way he puts on his shoes to his approach to his craft to the way he treats other people. She’s in everything he does.
SOURCE: David Moore
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