Prom for Mom!Anyone need some early Mother's Day feels? Well, you're in luck because I've got a dose of for you right here, straight out of Gahanna, Ohio. Have a box of tissues prepped, just in case. Merlo Potter never had an easy childhood. She bounced around between twenty-three foster homes and, by the time she was sixteen, she was pregnant and homeless. She is now a model and an advocate for foster care, but the road that led her here today wasn't easy.
didn't ever hear any positive reinforcements that I was beautiful or valuable or worthy...One of the messages I heard when I was pregnant with him... well Mel because you lived in the foster care system and you grew up without parents, you're probably not going to be able to raise a thriving individual. It just doesn't happen you can't give him what you have and so seeing who he has become and knowing the sacrifices that have been made and how much I love him and seeing that come to fruition I've proved them wrong.And how exactly did she get to see it all come to fruition in her son, Trey? Easy: he took her to prom.
"She never had that experience and she's risked so much for me - throughout my life and made so many sacrifices I thought it would be the right thing to do," Trey told WCMH in Gahanna, Ohio, a CBS affiliate. Some people might hate to take their mothers to prom, but Trey is completely content with his choice of a date. "I think it shows her how much I appreciate her," Trey said. "Cause I really do. After all she's been through and all I've been through with her, it just makes her happy and that's all that really matters." Happy Mother's Day!