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Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:00pm EDT.

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Patricia Rae Cashman Andrus, Lafayette, LA

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My mom dedicated her life to helping others overcome their grief. She was instrumental in creating The Grief Center (later renamed Healing House) in our hometown of Lafayette, LA, a … Continue reading 

Georgia Prather, Waterford, PA


I want to honor my mother, who has been married almost 50 years to my father, was a stay at home mom and raised three of us kids. My mom … Continue reading 

Mary Ann Swafford, Castle Rock, CO

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What makes my mother special? She gave me life…kept herself alive for me…and took her last breath of life in my presence. How many children can say that? My mom, … Continue reading 

Marilyn McNeil


I want to honor my beautiful, loving, caring mother who lost her life to ovarian cancer August 10, 2009.  She found out that she had a mass on her ovary … Continue reading 

Gail Wasylishyn

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Mothers We Love I know there are several moms out there that deserve to be honored and recognized and, although I am biased, my mom Gail Wasylishyn deserves and has … Continue reading 

Rose A. Ewing

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My mother has always been a symbol of strength and overcoming.  She became a single Mom when I was in second grade, and was always making sure we had what … Continue reading 

Demetra Bothos

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My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer right after the New Year.  It was devastating for my family as we lost my father to colon cancer approximately 8 … Continue reading 

Jean Davis


Blessings of Love!! That’s what my mom was to me. She raised seven children, and always put everyone before herself.  I can remember going shopping with her after we were … Continue reading 

Anne Rice


My Mum, Anne, adopted me 33 years ago when I was just 6 months old. I am so glad she did.  She was the kindest, most loving mother I ever … Continue reading 

Martha Davidovich

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My Mother’s Love My mother is my truest friend when life’s trials Are heavy and suddenly fall upon you She clings on and endeavors by her kind percepts and counsels … Continue reading 

Arleen Taffel

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Arleen Taffel was a much loved and cherished Kindergarten teacher.  She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer eleven years ago.  For the past eight years she has been in constant treatment.  … Continue reading 


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I have to say, May is my least favorite month of the year. Within one month are dates that haunt me: Mother’s Day, which is sometimes the same as my … Continue reading