It was very challenging to determine prize winners. So many of the photos and stories we received are incredible and heartfelt. We want to honor all the extra-special Moms who go above and beyond for their family, friends, and community. On behalf of everyone at Annalee, we wish all the Moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
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Nomination: “My mom stops everything to make sure my brother, sister and I are taken care of no matter what. She drives us thirty minutes to school so we don’t have to switch schools. She is pregnant with our baby girl who is due May 18. And she quit her job as a special education aide to take in our cousins from the state which are 3 months and 2 years old. She has the biggest and loving heart and would help anyone that she could. We love our mom. Brayden, Cayden and Aubriel.”
Nomination: “My mom is the best there is. She had me when she was just 20 years old. Always worked to make sure I had the best life possible. My mom suffers from Ulcerative Colitis and is forced to live a life suffering through constant pain, but still manages to provide for my sisters and I. She is constantly putting others before herself. My my grew up collecting Annalees and putting them out for the holidays. My mom even bought me my first Annalee two years ago for Christmas so I could start my own collection one day with my own children. I could not imagine having a better mom and I would love to see her smile when she wins the shopping spree for Annalee and is able add more to her growing collection!”
Nomination: “Our 92 year old mom has a long history of putting needs and wants of others ahead of her own. The following are some examples: Mom stayed home from college to work to pay for her mother’s funeral. Mom helped take care of her disabled son, doing his cooking, cleaning, errands and doctors appointments. Mom worked pro bono full-time for over 10 years running a boat/catering business for her son. Mom taught Church Sunday School, Girl/Cub Scouts. Mom has been active in PEO a philanthropic organization for women’s college scholarships. Mom has been on the Community House Board of Directors for over 55 years. Mom took care of her grandchildren and pets after her daughter-in-law passed away. Mom has been active in Baker Church, Jr. Women’s Club, and PTA. Mom has taught yoga exercise for the Park District for 10 years. Mom took care of her late husband when he became unable to care for himself. Mom never missed her children’s or grandchildren’s birthdays, school functions and sporting events. Thank you for your consideration. Her daughter- Laura.”