In the spirit of "things that are worth taking the time to watch... you should watch this. It's the story of Billy Star and how he was inspired by his mother. BTW... his mother sounds very much like my mother was. I can't even tell you how many times my mom would be waiting in her Karmann Ghia outside the gate of our grade school to pick us up and drive us the 1/2 mile home from Park School in San Mateo.
You can skip past the opening sequence that is 1:00 long, but watch from about :59 on. Beautiful story.