Sunday is Mother's Day, and every year, I make sure to take the time to thank God for the mother he assigned to me.
I am one of nine children. She handled everything herself. She had no domestic help of any kind, but still kept a beautiful home and somehow managed to make a fabulous meal for us for dinner. We always ate a salad, meat and vegetables...all healthy.
As a kid, I had no idea what a super woman she was until one night when I was about 11. I came downstairs to get something to drink around midnight, and my mom was sitting at the the kitchen table. She looked exhausted.
She was folding cloth diapers. I said, "Mom, you have to go to bed." She responded, "I have to clean diapers for the little ones in the morning."
That blew my mind, and from that moment forward I knew what an incredible mom I had. She was always working, always putting her children first.
Has your mom received the attention she deserves? You can honor your mother by writing a short paragraph on why she is extraordinary, and the two of you could each win a year's supply of Wet 'n Wild cosmetics.
Here's how it works:
The Noreen Fraser Foundation has teamed up with Wet 'n Wild Cosmetics and Walgreens to offer you a great way to celebrate your mom, support cancer research and win great prizes. How can you beat that? The campaign is called Extraordinary #MOMents. Just go to Wet 'n Wild's Facebook page, post a picture of your mom and include a message that describes what makes her extraordinary.
Every post is automatically entered in the contest. For every entry, Wet 'n Wild will donate $1 to the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Your mom will be honored, and each of you could win a one-year supply of Wet 'n Wild cosmetics and a $100 gift card from Walgreens. It's a win-win situation.
Please write about your extraordinary mom and give her the attention she deserves.
Of course, our Mother's Day E-cards are back, too. Go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation website and you can send free video E-cards from your favorite celebrities like Will Ferrell, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Silverman, Russell Brand, Neil Patrick Harris and more.
Happy Mother's Day to my extraordinary mother, Jackie Friend. I love you, Mom.
Noreen Fraser is living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. She is the Founder and CEO of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding groundbreaking women's cancer research. To stay in touch with Noreen, please 'LIKE' The Noreen Fraser Foundation on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. Noreen can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.