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.