Happy Mother’s Day, from Channel 13

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Unfortunately, my parents don't live here so I never see my mom on Mother's Day. But, we always send each other cards/gifts and talk that day. I just tell her how much I love her and thank her for being a wonderful mom and putting up with me! ;)

Unfortunately, my parents don’t live here, so I never see my mom on Mother’s Day. But, we always send each other cards/gifts and talk that day. I just tell her how much I love her and thank her for being a wonderful mom and putting up with me! -Erin Kiernan

Photo of my mother (Marilyn DaSilva) and I on Cape Cod (her favorite place to vacation in the summer). I will be far away from her this year for Mother’s Day, so I’m sending her lots of love from the Hawkeye State!

Photo of my mother, Marilyn DaSilva, and I at Cape Cod, her favorite place to vacation in the summer. I will be far away from her this year for Mother’s Day, so I’m sending her lots of love from the Hawkeye State! -Mike DaSilva

My mom is Patricia Murphy. She's a 3-time cancer survivor of three different kinds of cancer: breast, lung, and liver. She's a fighter, and much of the motivation comes from spending more time with her grandkids. I cherish each and every Mother's Day more than ever. My mom always put everyone else first, and she's been there for me every time I needed her, in both big ways, and small. This photo is from our first vacation in Ireland. It's mom's favorite place in the world. One of things I love is that it's always chilly, but in Ireland my mom refuses to acknowledge it. It's the one place in the world that gets a bad weather pass. This photo shows that and makes me smile.

My mom is Patricia Murphy. She’s a three-time cancer survivor of three different kinds of cancer: breast, lung, and liver. She’s a fighter, and much of the motivation comes from spending more time with her grandkids.

I cherish each and every Mother’s Day more than ever. My mom always put everyone else first, and she’s been there for me every time I needed her, in both big ways and small.

This photo is from our first vacation in Ireland. It’s mom’s favorite place in the world. One of the things I love is that it’s always chilly, but in Ireland, my mom refuses to acknowledge it. It’s the one place in the world that gets a bad weather pass. This photo shows that and makes me smile. -Keith Murphy

Sonya and her mother

Here’s a photo of my mother, Flora.  My Mom is about to turn 91 and still lives by herself.  She’s my hero!  Her best advice to me:  “Be self-sufficient.  You can be anything you want to be.”
We’ll be spending Mother’s Day together at her home in eastern Iowa.

Stephanie Moore and her mom

My mom’s, Ginger Costanzo, birthday usually lands on Mother’s Day, so we always try and make it super special. This year her, birthday is on Monday so we’re celebrating with the family by taking her out to eat and letting her snuggle her grandkids (her new favorite hobby). I’m also excited because it’s my first Mother’s Day as a mama! -Stephanie Moore

Jannay Towne and her mom

My mom, Margaret, and I like to go see the gardens at the Bellagio and then go to the art museum. -Jannay Towne

Jodi and her mom

I won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom in Minnesota but I’m so thankful we were able to celebrate the day in California a few weeks ago! Happy Mother’s Day mom! Love you! -Jodi Whitworth

Reid Chandler's "Carla Collage."

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Where do I even begin to thank you? You taught me everything I know. Even what I do for a living today – it comes from a passion in writing, and that’s traced back to you; every school project, paper, and presentation…you encouraged me to be creative, to think outside the box. You always challenged me.

You taught me to “kill them with kindness,” a skill I’ve found works like a charm against even the most bitter of souls. You taught me manners. You raised me to be a gentleman (okay, you did your best…can’t fault you for my shortcomings there).

Most importantly, you taught me the meaning of love. Alongside Dad, I’ve never known true love and sacrifice for another the way you’ve displayed it.

This Mother’s Day is special because I’m 24 – the age you were when you brought me into this world. If only you knew then the trouble you were in for…thankfully, the younger brother was a bit easier on you.

Now that I’m doing this “adult” thing, you’ve become more than just my parent…you’ve become my best friend. Nobody comes through like you do.

Not a day goes by that you shouldn’t be reminded how truly loved you are. But on Mother’s Day, you get a public shout-out. The three guys in your life wouldn’t be the same without your love, patience, and – let’s be honest – craziness. Because no one makes me laugh like you do when you think you’ve lost your credit card (check your purse again, Mom, I promise it’s there. 24 years of consistency have proven it’s most certainly there). – Reid Chandler

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