What’s better than celebrating my birthday? My 87 year young Mother’s bday!! Isn’t she the cutest! 🌟💃🏻Her Korean birth name is Suh Jung Hee and she’s also known as Sarah Chun.
I absolutely love her! I love her energy, her drive for excellence, her dedication to her family, her #kimchi making skills as well as her candid, straight-forward #attitude about life! —
She is a true #Entrepreneur at heart and when we emigrated to the US from #SouthKorea back in 1975...even though she barely knew how to speak English, she had the #mindset, #determination and physical strength to send all of her four children to college. My older sister Lisa and brother Charles graduated from #UCDavis, my younger sister Maggie from #UCIrvine and I went to #UCLA...
And do you know how she did it? —
By owning and running a #burger joint🍔! She worked from 7 am to 11 pm and went non-stop until all 4 of us got out of college and graduate schools. She bought a small restaurant that was barely surviving and absolutely crushed it by selling thousands of burgers daily, including her pastrami cheese burgers specials that came with a side of large fries and a medium soda for $3.25 ! WHAT⁉️
She was so much more generous with her portions compared to her competitors and her special sauce was by far the best in town that the Burger King owner down the street actually came over asking for her recipe...That’s how she got to be the #1 burger shop in #WestCovina! —
Can you just imagine how many burgers she needed to sell to send her kids to college? And she will tell you to this day, she LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! —
She is my hero, she is my mentor, she is my #Mother !
#HappyBirthday Mom, we love you so much!🎂🎉🥳💝🌟🐬