Monday's KOOL 108 Mom of the Day:
My mom is DEFINITELY the greatest mom EVER for many reasons.
Every morning she wakes up and makes me a lunch for school (mind you, I\'m a senior in high school) and in every lunch she writes little notes on the napkins that say she
loves me or how great I am! They brighten my day everyday. :)
Every day when I come home from school she happily greets me and asks me how my day was no matter what kind of day she had. My mom is always there to talk if I ever need
anything. Not only does she not judge me, she doesn\'t judge others either! My
mom is pretty much perfect!
She\'s always nice and basically lets me do whatever I want, within reason! I have a curfew and no sleepovers with boys or anything crazy like that but she trusts me! She\'s not overprotective but she still shows that she cares. I had my senior prom last weekend and she offered to let my whole group stay the night after prom. She made us all the food we wanted and bought us snacks and movies! The next morning, after she\'d been awake all night
because we were so loud, she got up and made us a huge breakfast!
I am the youngest of my mom\'s four children and we all had a charmed life like this.
Since the day we were born my mom has put her heart and soul into making our
lives better. She always sang to us or read to us because she wanted us to be
smart! She never fails to tell us how proud she is of us! My mom isn\'t just
like this to her children either, she is this kind and loving to everyone she
meets! My mom isn\'t just sweet she\'s actually really cool! My friends come
over and we talk with my mom for hours, I\'ve never had a friend who didn\'t
like her! My friends even go to her with their problems. Basically I could go on
forever about how great my mom is but I don\'t want to bore you guys. My mom,
Shirley Rose Earley (just look at her name, she\'s gotta be cool!), is the best
mom in Minnesota and probably The United States! I promise you!!! She makes me
smile everyday and I always feel loved. PLEASE consider my mom for the greatest
mom contest, you won\'t regret it! :) Have a great day! :)
Tuesday's KOOL 108 Mom of the Day
My mother, Lynell Anderson-Tanner earns this award for not only what she has done for her children, but also other children as well. The most recent example of a good deed by mom is taking in a friend of mine from school. My \"new\" brother Marcus has been moved from home to home, looking for somewhere to stay. His family is from Africa and came to America when Marcus was three. Now, both of us are seniors at Park Center Senior High and are just about ready to graduate. Some months ago, Marcus told me he was going to have to find somewhere to stay. The family he was with couldn\'t afford another mouth to feed. Marcus\'s family has moved back to Africa but he wanted to stay here to finish high school and go on to college. The family agreed but kind of left it up to Marcus to find his own way. I spoke to my Dad, Joe Tanner, about it first. I told him the dilema and he then said we should approach mom. Of course she agreed as she would never want to see a child with no where to go. She laid down conditions, gave Marcus his list of chores and also the expectations for him. School work, chores, Church and respect topped the list. His room would be kept clean and one of the most important things, Marcus would let her know where he was to be at all times. Marcus has shared with me many times how lucky is is that a family has given him a chance to feel like he has an actual family. Mom has helped Marcus apply for and be accepted at college. She works with him on his homework and buys him things he needs. When she shows friends family pictures, often times folks make comment about \"Who is that one..?\" I know the thought is in their head that Marcus is African, but mom dodges the question with an answer like \"That\'s our son Marcus. Why?\" In mom\'s eyes, she knows of no color barriers, she sees all children as gifts from God and in my mind, she is \"The Mother of the Year...\"
Jake Tanner - Brooklyn Park
Wednesday's KOOL 108 Mom of the Day
My mother Bev is the greatest because of the things she has had to put up with for many years. She has had serious struggles with behavior issues from my older sister and I as we were growing up,both of us ended up living somewhere else at some point. My younger sister was forced to live at her dad\'s house 4 hours away after my mom and him got divorced (he was granted full custody by his buddy, the judge)so my mom barely ever got to see her, that was really hard on her missing my little sister growing up so far away. Most of all, she has had to deal with emotional and verbal abuse from her husband for over ten years. The amount of stress that has been thrown at her has really took a toll on her health and self esteem. She feels so bad about herself, and it doesnt help that her husband calls her fat and other horrible names. Somehow she stays strong and keeps a smile on her face, but I can tell that deep down she is suffering. She is an inspiration to me when I see her hide all of that pain just to keep making other people happy.
Cassandra Hein - Farmington
Thursday's KOOL 108 Mom of the Day
My mom, Shirley, is the best mom hands down. She is not only a top mom but also the ultimate wife, sister, mother-in-law, and grandma anyone could ask for. She goes out of her way to help family and friends in any way she can. For example, she picks her grandson up at daycare every day, just because. She is very giving and selfless. She continuously makes people laugh and her laugh is contagious! She has the best outlook and advice on life, love and everyday challenges. She is extremely easy to talk to and very approachable. My mom is deserving of everything possible. She is loved.
Amy Kelly - Delano
Friday's KOOL 108 Mom of the Day
My Mom, Loretta Merz, hands down is the GREATEST Mom on the face of this earth. Overcoming some hardships in her life, she has raised me to be a stong, independent female who knows nothing but love in her life, thanks to my amazing upbringing by her. I owe everything that I am today to her. Beyond how wonderful she is as a person and mom, she recently opened up her home to myself, fiancee newborn and Boston Terrier for over 5 months before our new home was constructed. Kinsley, our newborn, was just over a month old when we moved in - lock, stock and barrel! It was quite an adjustemnt, as she had been living on her own for almost 9 years. We applaud her generosity and I am ever grateful for the extra set of hands with our newborn, as there is no better teacher of how to be a great Mom than seeing one in action. Thanks Mom, we are ever grateful and love you unconditionally!
Heather Proskey - Apple Valley