I Bought Her The Car She Wanted (Cash)

Last week I realized I hadn’t talked to my Mom in a few weeks, so I gave her a call. We chatted, caught up, and just before we hung up – she hesitantly told me something disturbing.

She told me that around 2am that Saturday night a guy drove up into their lawn (at the house I grew up in) and crashed into both of my parents cars. One was totaled and the other one damaged badly. He was drunk, and had bare-bones insurance. I could tell she was anxious and was still processing how they would handle the new financial burden that they didn’t ask for and did not see coming.

Now, most Mom’s put up with a certain level of turmoil raising kids – especially boys – especially ones that caused as much chaos growing up as I did. And they always seem to have a vision, and be patient with our testosterone driven, narrow minded, instant gratification ignorance …. as our brains catch up with our bodies (and our genitals, too – can I keep it real, here, please?).

My Mom had that same intuitive vision. She never gave up on me through all the ridiculously hard times (that any logical human being would have thrown their hands up and walked away … preserving their last strands of sanity). She was the first person in my life who believed in me at my lowest points, even when I didn’t believe in myself. And as overbearing as she seemed to be at times – she loved me through the bad discussions I made, the dumb shit I always seemed to get my self into, and the late nights I ran the streets while she tossed and turned at home in bed.

David Sharpe buys mom car cash

Me and my family at the dealership

So I hopped off a plane today, and just decided to take her to the dealership and remove that financial burden from her mind, and buy her the car she really wanted and deserves.

Because the truth is: Most people wait to show people how much they love and appreciate them until their funeral.

For me, I’m just trying to speak up now while I have the chance and say “thank you” anyway I can.

Thank you, Mom!
- Dave

27 comments
David Ponciano
David Ponciano

Wow... Awesome story! - Thanks a Million for sharing it. - God Bless You,Your Mom, & All Your Family too. - Take care... And I hope to meet You & DW in Denver CO.

JDKravitz
JDKravitz

I'm speechless....as a mom I know how hard things are and I appreciate your keeping things real, Thank you

Sharanda07
Sharanda07

Thanks for sharing... Mothers deserve the best!  9 months ....nevermind!  you get the message!   Good things come to those who have patience and evidently your mom had patience with you.   Your Mom did a great job.... Look at you now! 

sethkali
sethkali

Great Story David....I feel honored to be associated with such a Bad Ass!

imatt
imatt

Thanks for Sharing. That is Awesome!

TonySurry
TonySurry

For several year before my mother left this mortal coil I made a point of telling her how much I loved her and now on a regular basis I do the same with all those I care about. You never know for sure how long any of us are going to around on this planet and I, for one, want everyone to know that I truly care for them. Great post Dave.

ThankGod
ThankGod

I like this too awesome.....

redhead
redhead

Awesome story David! And this is why I´m in EN ..... thanks to you and David W for bringing the awesomeness, hope  and magic!!! As a mum I can imagine what it must be for your mum, first having "lost" you for many years and now she got you "back" a million times!!! I love it and I´ll see you in Chicago! Love from Sweden, Sanna

Antoine
Antoine

David you are a true inspiration to my life and made me realize that I am truly worth more than what I am now. I can't thank my sponsor enough for introducing me to Empower 2 weeks ago. I can't wait for Chicago!!!! 

AmyStarrAllen1
AmyStarrAllen1

As always... you are BEYOND inspirational, DS. Thanks for always raising the bar... for all of us. Love you! :) xo

Lucie
Lucie

Love it! This is actually my first day here, and my reasons are many, but first and foremost is this: I have been watching my husband work double shifts and fall asleep at the computer with Empower Network days on end.Meanwhile I am caring for our two daughters, 2 and 10. I was always an over achiever in a nonconformist, independent thinker kind of a way and here I was becoming restless in my sometimes overwhelming domestic responsibilities and wracking my brain thinking," what more can I do?" All the while my limited thinking prompting such things as.."we'll, maybe you can get an early morning part time job, and get back in time for him to go to work." I've been scanning craigslist's job postings for months in secret because my husband would respond in disdain, saying something to me about "job mentality" and such. Finally, and excuse my language, but holy shit,I had an epiphany, a realization so to speak! I am going to high jack my husband's Empower network account and make things happen! So here I am, about to take Badass to another level!:) Thanks Dave and way to love your mom!:)

themoneyzone
themoneyzone

Congrats on the new vehicle for your mom!

~Devin Hunter

Peter_Korovilas
Peter_Korovilas

That is trully amazing :) I joined EN although i am not from USA and all i can say is this. its worth it :) every single penny. and trust me money is nothing its all about gettin knowledge and boy oh boy the knowledge database on EN IS AWSOME! i hope i can get all in as soon as possible and buy a new for my mom :) thanks david for the inspiration :) i hope i can achieve my dreams like you !!xxx love from greece EN!


W_Morrissette
W_Morrissette

That's awesome, David! Thanks for sharing. See you in Chicago.

CarlosFrank
CarlosFrank

This is awesome David! My "Why" for joining Empower is to retire my mom from working almost 20 years in retail (rhymes with Call-Smart)! Picture a 4'11 98lbs lady unloading semi trucks and stocking shelves! She works tirelessly for little pay.

She's been there for me from birth when my father abandoned us in the Philippines, thru every little league and college football game and through every hard financial time that Ive had!

I will retire my mom with the help of Empower! No doubt about it. And she will walk the stage with me at our next event after Chicago!

See you in Chicago!

avramgonzales
avramgonzales

Love it Dave Sharpe!

There's two major moments of badassery I'm PLANNING on before the end of this year.

First one: paying off the $100,000+ in student loan debt I created through grad school (thanks to Empower we've banked over $40K since December. It's HAPPENING!

Second one: pay for my mom to take a trip to Belgium where she grew up as a military brat. We used to go every other year until I was about 16. That was almost 10 years ago. Then my dad hit trouble with his corporate job and went on a long string of trying to find a place to settle and simultaneously failing at his first business (a dry cleaner). I can see the pain in my mom's eyes when she talks about what it was like growing up there... and how much she misses the hell out of it.

Time to give mom what she deserves - and that's sending her back to Belgium to be with her family and friends.

Money is truly a tool to change lives!

Nursemommy5
Nursemommy5

That must of been such an amazing feeling to be able to do this for your parents!

oscarport56
oscarport56

Dave, say to your mother every single day: " i love you mom."