I would like to wish all of you moms a "Happy Mother’s Day" on 5-13-12. I would like to talk about a wonderful person whom I was raised by, my mom, Marian Burke – since I am her baby, and I always will be. My favorite three words to say to her are "I love you." It's great to be your son. We really do have a lot of great times together - through my early childhood days until my adulthood. We have had good times and bad times, which is very true, but she has always been there for me a lot. But not just for me, for my dad (her husband Frank), and she's dedicated to her children, Ellen, Anne, J.R. and, of course, me.
My mom's favorite TV shows are Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Dancing with the Stars. And her real favorite is to watch me in "Life Goes On." She loves to read her books that she really likes very much. My mom always loved Point Lookout, New York, which is out in Long Island. She originally lived in the Bronx through her childhood days, and didn't like wild animals – my mom has always been a city girl. She loves Manhattan, where she lives with my dad and me. She used to work for the George Little Management and now is a retired trade show manager.
As I am dedicating a tribute to my mom, Mother's Day really means a lot to me because she's a Wonderwoman. She's a woman who does a lot of wonders for all of us. This is a Mother's Day gift from Frank, Ellen, Anne, J.R. and me, Chris. Thank you for all you do for us. We will always love you so much with our hearts. I love my mom very much, and I really mean it – every single word. She is the most beautiful girl in the world and I will always cherish her. She decorated my life. It's great to have you as my mom. From your darling Chris – Happy Mother's Day. With all my love – this is your gift of love.