Today is the day when mothers receive all the love and recognition for the hard work they do every single day. Really, every day should be Mother’s Day, but an extra special celebration is absolutely warranted.

Everybody was sending out special message to their mother on Sunday, including former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. But Haskins went a bit of a different route to say “thank you,” publishing a story in The Player’s Tribune.

Here’s an excerpt from the story Haskins published:

So with Mother’s Day coming up, I just wanted to say….

Thank you, Mom.

Thank you for always teaching me, guiding me and sacrificing for me, Tamia, and our entire family. Thank you for being the backbone. For holding everything together.

Thank you. Without you, I wouldn’t have been a Buckeye. I wouldn’t be a Washington Redskin. I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Without you guiding me, teaching me, holding me accountable, loving me, and supporting me, I don’t know where I would be. I’m a mama’s boy, through and through.

You always say that, as a parent, you know you’re doing a good job when your kids do better than you.

Thank you for setting that bar so high.

Haskins will start his professional football career a little closer to home, as he was drafted by the Washington Redskins. That may have been the perfect Mother’s Day gift, even if it came a few weeks early.