When I started thinking about who I could nominate, I asked myself what makes a mom worthy of an award? I believe that there are MANY moms worthy of that title! We love our children fiercely, we work hard for them, we teach them, we play with them, we want the best for them and do whatever it is that we feel is best for them.
We love our kids and we love what we do. We also have great endurance. Whether we’re talking the kinds of things that happen to all moms (moments when your children (of any age) are making choices or experiencing things that are hurting them and you can’t stop it). Or whether we’re talking huge, life-changing challenges that come at you when you least expect it.
The mom that stands out to me as one who has gone through a lot of the “life-changing” variety of challenges throughout this past year is my friend Jenn. I’ve written about her on my blog before, and how she is currently mother to 2 adorable boys, advocate for children (like her son) who have severe, life threatening allergies, pregnant with her 3rd child, and whose dear husband has been diagnosed with Cancer, had surgery, and is now undergoing chemotherapy. I wrote earlier about the sweet children’s book that she published and is selling to raise money for her husband’s treatment.
Jenn is a powerhouse mom. She loves her kids like crazy. She works hard to do what’s best for them. She researches, she advocates, she defends, she supports, she plays, she teaches, and she never stops. She’s in the middle of one of those life-changing times that came out of nowhere, and that’s one reason why she stood out to me as the obvious pick for mother of the year- because not only is she a fabulous and strong mother in the best of times, but she is plowing through her current list of “trials” with all of her might.
Whether she becomes Walmart’s Mom of the Year or not, she is definitely Mom of a Lifetime to her children, and is an example to me and to others of what a strong mother can do when faced with hard things.
You can nominate someone here.
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].