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May 10, 2014

Ode to Mom: Readers share why they think their mother is the best

Mother’s Day is Sunday, the one day set aside each year to honor the women who did or do so much for us all year long.

We asked our readers to share what made or makes their moms great. Below are the responses we received. 

Vickie Scott does not claim to be perfect but she strives to live well and be kind to others. While she battled cancer, her biggest fear was that she would die and leave her kids. (Even if we were adults.) We never have to wonder if Mom loves us, she proves it every day.

Heather and Marc Sampson of Otego


Mom was always there for all of us, six boys and one girl. She was both Mom and Dad, for she was alone raising us. She would go without for herself just so we could have the best that she could give. She gave all for us. Miss you.

LaVerne Morrell of Franklin


My mother is truly an amazing person. Being a young mother of three children isn’t easy, but she excelled. My mom is my inspiration and has played a number of roles in my life — teacher, counselor, nurse, chauffeur, guardian angel, and friend. She’s a great mom and now a wonderful grandma. 

Tiffany German of Laurens


At three months, I had pneumonia. My grandmother assisted mom but quit when she told her I wasn’t going to live! Mom didn’t quit. Although I was a sickly child, she never gave up. I’m 85 now thanks to my mom and God’s help. God bless her memory.

Esther Finch Snyder of Roxbury

The following response were from students at Townsend Elementary School in Walton.

My mom is the best because she does everything for me. When I’m upset, she holds me and tells me everything will be all right. That makes me feel amazing. She cooks, cleans and puts up with me. I may not be perfect, but I know she’ll always have my back.

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