When Ryan Tierney was 11, he was a boy with a plan: To present Mom with a homemade book about their life together for Mother’s Day. He sneaked a blank notebook from the family’s closet, and every night after Robin Tierney went to sleep, Ryan worked on it. He looked through old photo albums and picked out pictures, including a first-grade picture of her. He wrote, “Who knew you would become the best mom?”
“You know how a mother always says, ‘It’s not what you spend, it’s the thought that counts?’ “ Robin Tierney says. “He put so much thought into this. People cry when they read it.” In honor of Mother’s Day, we tell the story of his gift and some others that moms treasure.