Tributes to Motherhood

“My mom has been a strong influence in my life. Now that I’m 20 and in college, I have a better appreciation for all she has done, and continues to do, for me. She is always there for guidance, but she also gives me independence. Although I’m not on her level, I aspire to develop her amazing ability to listen, to love, and most importantly, to cook (especially her unforgettable chicken casserole).” – Adrian Rudd, Academic Intern

“I’m a mother of two little boys ages 6 and 22 months. The adventures, dirt, bugs and little messes have become some of the best times of my life. I could have never imagined a better life than I have now. Many people would say that parents are supposed to be their children’s teacher, but my boys have taught me immensely more. One of my favorite quotes, “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a little while and their hearts forever.” – Natashia Derkach, Account Representative

“Mother’s Day is such a sweet time to honor my mother and to be honored by my children. As a daughter, I look forward to this day each year to remind my mom that she is a beautiful part of my life. I am delighted with being showered with love and gratefulness by my own daughters on this day – and getting a day free from housework and cooking is definitely an added bonus!” – Lynne Willis, Events Coordinator

“Growing up in a single-parent family, my two sisters, brother and I were very blessed. Somehow, Mom found time to work two jobs, go to night school and raise her kids.  I never understood why she was tired most of the time. Yep, I do now! She was great. We were not, but she loved us anyway. Thanks, Mom, for all you did.” – Gary Mazza, Account Representative

“I lost my mother two years ago to cancer. But the greatest gift she gave to me was showing me how to be a wonderful and loving mom to my two sons, even now that they are grown men.” – Carla Hall, Office Manager

“Becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  It filled a void I didn’t even understand and filled that space with a love I could never have imagined was possible. Being a Mom brought my favorite quote into reality. ‘No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.’ By Kristen Proby.” – Kari Mullins, Account Representative

“The best thing about my mom is the fact that I can always count on her when she is needed. She’s always been there to make sure that everything is ok with me. Not only do I have a great mom but a fine set of aunts, who are always there, that I consider to be my second moms.” – Daniel Morgan, Graphic Designer

“What my mother means is so much more than words can express. Do you know that confidence you carry around with you, knowing that if you fail you will be caught by a safety net? Strong and supportive. That’s the feeling you get when you have a great mother. I remember growing up without a worry in the world. Everywhere I went I wanted my mother by my side and there she was. She’s taught me to be an adult. And one day I’ll make a great father. Thanks ma.” –  Jack Lynch, Son of Publisher Dana Tackett