It was an extreme shock for Patrick Mahomes and his entire family to assimilate the departure of Debbie Bates a couple of weeks ago. Patrick’s mother, Randi Mahomes, was very close to her, and this news nearly devastated her. She has been constantly sharing updates on social media, with fans extending their support.
Apart from Mahomes’ Super Bowl win, this year hasn’t been quite appreciative for the family. Jackson Mahomes recently indulged in s*xual misconduct, which became a hot topic of discussion. Neither the quarterback nor the Mahomes clan addressed this issue. And suddenly, Bates’ death added more worries to this sad situation.
Randi Mahomes shares a heartwarming post
Debbie Bates was an absolute charm and a fine lady. She defied the age barrier and constantly remained a source of inspiration for the entire family. Moreover, Bates was an avid football follower and a super fan of her grandson, Patrick Mahomes.
In fact, she had also placed a bet with Randi during the 2022 season wherein she partied with the entire family since the quarterback won the Super Bowl. Randi shared the glimpses on her Instagram as part of the title celebrations.
Randi Mahomes shared a thoughtful message on her Instagram story. pic.twitter.com/BQZfhL7tZk
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Meanwhile, the mother of three remembered her mother by sharing a thoughtful message. She reflected on the importance of parenting and how an ideal woman raises her kids and contributes to society.
“The mark of an extraordinary woman is not how she rises above the rest. It’s how she reaches back to raise others.” she wrote. This message instantly attracted several reactions and garnered media attention.
Randi played a vital role in the career of Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs quarterback has been quite athletic since childhood and played several games in college. He was an avid basketball fan and a baseball star; however, it was tough for him to get into the pro football arena.
It was his mother who constantly motivated him to pursue the game seriously. And guess what? The rest is history!! ” It was hard for him that he didn’t get the role in football he wanted as a quarterback,” shared Randi Mahomes, per herlifemagazine.com.
“I never let him or his brother or sister quit anything, but we hadn’t signed up for the team, and he attended only a few practices. I couldn’t get him to all of the practices, and I told him he would have to quit, surprisingly, he said yes.”
“But it wasn’t because he wasn’t playing hard. It was because he wasn’t the coaches’ pick to be a quarterback.” she explained in the interview. As they say, the art of parenting never ends, and even today, Randi remains a pillar of support for the quarterback.