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Monday, September 20, 2010

Mom of the Week - Take 2

Mabel was nominated by her daughter, Ginger.

"My beautiful mother, Mabel Crick, will be 88 years old on September 24. She is an amazing woman, part of that "greatest generation", who has seen a lot of history in her life and has many wonderful stories to tell. She is and will always be my role model as a wife and mother and I still learn from her wisdom and gentle advice. She grew up in Birmingham during the Great Depression and was married to my father eleven days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mother moved to San Diego, California in 1943 and worked while my father trained in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton. She has been a widow for three years after a 67 year marriage and many changes have come into her life but her five children have never heard one complaint. She appreciates every day and is thankful for what she has."

"My sweet mother thanks us each day for the care and love we give to her. When I spend the night she gives me a hug and kiss at bedtime and tells me that she loves me. If she awakens before me, I hear her coming down the hall with her walker and she peeks in to check on me. She thinks we are so good to her but in truth we can never repay all the blessings she has given to us that we will carry always. I thank God for my mother and every moment with her. She is one of my greatest blessings."
Let's take a moment and applaud our Mom of the week, Mabel! Happy Birthday!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mom of the Week

Something new we have decided to do on our Facebook Fan Page is highlight one Mom or Dad every week!  Want to nominate yourself or someone you know and love? Send us an email to momdad@waytutucute.com. Include a photo and 2 paragraphs telling us why he/she is the best parent on earth! If we choose your entry, you will win a $10 gift voucher to WayTutuCute.com and so will the person you nominated! If you nominate yourself and we choose you, only (1) $10 voucher will be issued.

Week 1:
Meet My Mom, Harriet

 Since this is the first week of the contest, I wanted to spotlight the best Mom I know, my mom, Harriet. My mom was not just my mom and my best friend, but was also my dad for a good portion of my childhood. She taught me how to appreciate every single thing that is given to me, no matter how big or small. To understand that nothing is handed to you that you don't work for.

My motivation, determination and strong work ethic were all gifts from my mom. She is one of the strongest people I know - no matter what challenge is placed in front of her, she never gives up. She has a heart of gold and is the best friend anyone could ask for. She's an amazing Gram as well. My daughters love her "up to the baby moon". She's incredibly talented too - an artist, craftswoman and has tons of huge ideas. Did you know that she is the creator of Gram & Me? Let's take a moment and applaud our Mom of the week, Harriet! Love you Mom.