Who would you nominate as Mom of the Year? #MOTY
I believe you can never truly appreciate everything your mother has done for you, until you become a mother yourself.
Without experiencing the deep unrelenting love a mother has for her child and unwavering commitment moms have to provide for their family you just cannot completely grasp all of the time, effort and sacrifices you mother made for you. Before I became a mother myself I *thought
* that since I was past the “mom you don’t know anything” teen years and the “mom you are not so bad, but I still know better than you” early twenties, that I recognized and appreciated my mom for all of the love and unrelenting support she gave me while I was growing up.
|My Mom with A.C. back in August 2010
Boy was I wrong, it was not until A.C. came along that I could really see how all the things she had given up for me – not taking vacations to make sure I could go on school trips, making sure that I was always outfitted with new clothes each school year while she would rarely update her work wardrobe, driving me to and from school activites/friends houses/work when I am sure she would have rather been relaxing at home. My mother is a great mom – generous, compassionate, supportive – I have big shoes to fill if I want to be the kind of mother to A.C that she was to me.
One of the most amazing transformations I have seen as an adult is watching my friends turn into mothers as well. Those same qualities that I admire so much in my own mom I see blossoming in them. Friends who have put careers on hold as they focus on raising their small children
Friends whose strength, courage, and selflessness have lifted themselves and others up during difficult times Friends who take on the responsibility and “labour of love” of being a parent with such grace, energy and enthusiasm that at times it leaves me in awe of their to manage it all.
also recognizes the amazing feats that moms tackle everyday and have created the Mom of the Year Award
. Mom of the Year is all about recognizing the contributions moms make on a daily basis to their family and community. The Mom of the Year will receive a $10,000 prize along with $100,000 donated to a charity of their choice!
Just imagine the difference you can make with a donation like that. Children, family members, friends, colleagues and community members are all able to submit nominations. Nominations close on July 8, 2012 so head on over to the Mom of the Year website to submit your nomination today.
Who would you nominate as you “Mom of the Year”?
Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority. Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [www.momoftheyear.ca].