Tim McGraw had sweet words for his mother, Betty D’Agostino, on her birthday on March 10. In a touching social media post, McGraw shared sweet sentiments for D’Agostino, along with a throwback photo of the pair.
“Happy birthday to this remarkable woman, my mom,” McGraw wrote. “She raised 3 kids in tough times (emotionally and physically). She did it with grace, wisdom and most of all fierce protection of her babies. She is a hero in our book. We love you mama.”
Happy birthday to this remarkable woman, my mom
She raised 3 kids in tough times (emotionally and physically)
She did it with grace, wisdom and most of all fierce protection of her babies
She is a hero in our book
We love you mama pic.twitter.com/MJHrRrktLt
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) March 10, 2021
This isn’t the first time McGraw has spoken out about his deep affection for his mother, who raised him and his siblings alone for much of his childhood. He recently praised her, and the sacrifices she made to raise McGraw, along with his two sisters.
“My mom found out she was pregnant with me her senior in high school,’ McGraw told his record label. “So, she had me young. She didn’t get to graduate because I came along. And then she went through some terrible things early in my life. So, I have a lot of memories of all those things and I know how resilient my mom is, and how tough she is, and how strong of a woman she is, and how well she raised us under the circumstances – me and my two sisters that all grew up together – how she dealt with all of that thing.
“But one thing that I really remember that’s plastered in my mind – and for her it was probably one of 100 times that I didn’t see – but I can remember us being on our own, my mom and my two sisters, and her working three jobs just to try to keep the basics in line,” he continues. “I mean, she made no money, really. But … I’m gonna get choked up, forgive me, but I can remember walking through the kitchen one night, getting up late – I don’t know how old I was, 10, 11, 12 years old, something like that – and she had her head down on the table at like two in the morning, with bills everywhere, and was crying.”
D’Agostino might not have had it easy, but she never stopped working to provide for her family.
“My mom worked hard,” McGraw said in an interview with Blair Garner.. “She was a go-getter. She always tried to do her best and provide for us, and there were times when that was almost impossible. The thing my mom always taught us, that I always remember is, ‘Always have dreams. Dream bigger than your circumstances. And always treat people nicely. Treat people kind.'”