Friday, February 6, 2009

Marvelous Moms

A few months ago, I sent in a letter to a local radio station for a contest they call "Marvelous Moms". I told about my mom who has always worked 2 jobs to take care for my brothers and I after my father passed away. As with a lot of mothers, she sacrificed a lot to care for us and make sure we had what we needed. I had forgotten all about writing the letter until today. I received a phone call from my mom. I could tell she had been crying. Of course, a thousand things ran through my mind as to what was wrong. She asked me about what I sent to the radion station . . . it took me a minute to remember. She said they had called her and told her she was this week's "Marvelous Mom". They read her the letter I had written.

At the moment she called me, I was sitting inside the pharmacy waiting for my husbands meds to get filled. He is diabetic so this takes a while to fill all of the testing supplies, needles, and medication itself. I wasn't sure if they had played it on the radio yet or not so I tried to get out of there as soon as I could.
About 15 minutes later, I had escaped from the pharmacy and made it to my car. My husband and I were going through the bag to make sure we had picked up everything we needed and about that time, he announced, "Now it is time for this week's Marvelous Mom!" I was so excited! I was actually getting to hear her response!
They told her they were with WSOC and asked if she knew me. (At this moment, I know she was thinking . . . should I admit it or not!) They told her that I had written a letter and asked her if they could read it to her. As they read, she was very quiet. When they got to the end, they told her that they were honored to get to meet someone like her. As she tried to thank them, I could tell she had been crying. The guy reading the letter said that he had tried to read it 2 other times but had to stop because he was choked up. (Now, that must have been a good letter!)
She won a gift certificate to a auto shop for an oil change, a $60 gift certificate to Cabet Cheese, and a certificate for pamering at Massage Envy!
I was so glad that she had finally received some recognition for all that she had done! It got me thinking though - I had wrote that letter several months ago on my lunch break at work. I submitted it online and had forgotten all about it. It never dawned on me that my mom had no idea that I looked up to her so much! She was in shock that I would take a few minutes and write something great about her - like she hasn't done a million things like that for me over the years.
I remember I would find silly notes in my lunch - simply telling me to Have a great day! In college, she would send me post cards from my home town (which is literally 45 minutes away) saying "Wish you were here!). For every birthday, I would get a card with a heart felt note written inside letting me know how much she loved me. But she never expected me to do the same for her! She told me that it made her day. She had been a little down in the dumps lately so it came at the perfect time too!
I tried to find the link so you guys could hear it but the station hasn't posted today's podcast yet. And of course, I couldn't wait to share it with all of you!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! I have some Goodwill Hunting to do!

25 friends had to say:

This Country Girl said...

That is so sweet of you and how blessed you two are to have each other! It sounds like you have a wonderful example of a mother! I'm glad they picked your letter and your mother got the recognition she deserved! Congratulations to both you and her!

Have a great weekend!

This Country Girl said...

That is so sweet of you and how blessed you two are to have each other! It sounds like you have a wonderful example of a mother! I'm glad they picked your letter and your mother got the recognition she deserved! Congratulations to both you and her!

Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

How sweet is that?
It is sad that children are a blessing from God, but little do they know that Mother's are a blessing too. Congratulations to your mother. I know she will always cherish this. You are a wonderful daughter.

Have a great weekend. Hugs, Tammy

Kath said...

Hi Nicole- well, how wonderful is that!!! I'll bet your mom was so surprised...We all need to take a moment to "thank our mom's for all they've done over the years (and still)! You are a WONDERFUL daughter with a very special mom :) Blessed to have each other!
Congrats on having your letter read on the air!
Congrats to your mom too!
I hope we can hear your letter :)
Have a fun weekend-Kath

Leslie said...

That was so nice of you and so wonderful that they picked your Mom! She will never forget that :)

Thanks for the "well wishes" for Aften. I hope your little one is okay. Af didn't even really have the sniffles or anything. This kind of hit her out of nowhere it seemed.

Have a great weekend.


Janene said...

That was one of the nicest things you could have done for your Mom...something she will treasure forever!!
We as Moms do alot for our children that just come from be recognized, by your own children, is very heart warming!
You are a very wonderful daughter!!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

That was so wonderful of you to do, as a mom I know how touched you mom was when they read the letter that you wrote to her.

I wrote my mom a letter once when I was young mom and mailed it to her, she lived less than a mile from me, she called me and cried, she sacrificed so much for her four children and I just wanted to tell her how I appreciated it:)

Your a wonderful, thoughtful daughter.

Shellmo said...

Such a sweet and touching tribute to your mom!! Your mom sounds wonderful - and you are certainly a wonderful daughter to have written that letter! :-)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Awwwww, that is so nice! What a sweet daughter you are! I know your Mom was very touched by this. Congrats to her and to you too, for having such a marvelous Mom!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I can't wait to be able to listen or read the letter if you share it..what a wonderful thing you did and what a great mama you have...give her a hug for me...;)

Susan said...

Wow! That was sweet of you and congrats to your mom.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,
How wonderful that your letter got picked. What a special surprise for your mom. Congrats to both of you.

countrygirl3031 said...

Ohhh Nicole...that is so sweet. But I know what you's never expect anything in return for what they do...and I'm the same way with my kids.

I'm so glad they picked your letter and your mom got recognized.


Barb said...

So sweet tell her congrats on the goodies,have a wonderful day....Barb

Lorie said...

What a sweet story!

And I hope you had success with your Goodwill hunting!

Stacey said...

Hi Nicole, I just wanted to tell you that I was so excited when I came across your blog. It is simply darling and perfectly prim. I love the header picture! Barns are one of my favorite things. What a beautiful thing you did for your mom and how special she must feel. That was so sweet of you! I feel the same way about my mom as well. I am so glad that I found your blog to follow and would like to extend a warm invitation to come over and visit my new prim blog at Farm Wife Primitives. It would be my honor to have you as one of my followers if you so choose. :)

Happy crafting and many blessings,

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

This is so touching... and just made my day to read it this very moment. I've been missing my own Angel Mother and to hear love expressed from you to yours... BLESSED me!
Love one another....and cherish eachother.

Lisa said...



Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful story!
-sandy toe

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story and you are blessed to have such a great mom

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

OMGoodness, this is so precious! How wonderful it is to have a Mother such as this... that is my goal as a Mother to have my child think of me the way you think of your Mother... Your children hold the key to your heart.

Congratulations to you and your Mother... Both are very Blessed!

Hoping you a Wonderful, Productive Monday, Pamela

Shanda said...

That was so sweet of you to write that letter. The letter was good because you spilled over your heart when writing it. I'm glad your mom knows you appreciate all she did for her kids. You are a blessed daughter.

Sharon said...

Oh what an amazingly sweet thing you did for your mother! Bless her heart I know she is still beaming with joy inside :) Congratulations to your mother for the lovely prizes she won and for having a daughter who loves her as much as you do :)

Have a blessed evening,

Carmen said...

This is so sweet. I hope my kids grow up to feel that way about me.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh that is so precious!