It was so difficult to narrow it down to two winners, but after gathering our whole office around the computer to read your stories, we did a blind vote to pick our winners. While the following two moms will each walk away with a $100 Target gift card, we want to thank everyone who shared a story -- we enjoyed hearing what you had to say about your relationship with your mom!
To get to know Monica and Lauren, our two winners, read their stories below.
Monica wrote: "I used to call my mom every day before I had my son ... now I call her multiple times a day. She's a continued source of love, support, and guidance. She's amazing. I wasn't always the easiest child and I know she didn't deserve the way I acted. The woman's a saint. She uprooted her and my father's home of 25 years to move closer to her adult children when they began starting families so she 'could have a part in helping raise my grandkids. I love my mom more every day for all that she's done and all that she continues to do. She gets 2 cards from me for Mother's Day because my sentiments can't be described in just one."
Lauren wrote: "My mother and I have always been pretty close, I was home schooled and so I was with her all the time. But there was always that separation between mother and daughter ... until I had my own children. My husband and I have a 7 year old daughter, a 4 year old son, and a baby girl due July 1st. My hubby and I have been through a lot together, losing two babies before birth, a diagnosis of kidney cancer for my husband last year (he was 29) and this year our 4 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia in March. Through all of this my mom has been by my side, keeping our kids when my husband was in the hospital, and now taking time off work (she's a nurse) to come to my son's weekly chemo treatments. She has been my rock, and has become my best friend. Having children of my own has helped me to realize what kind of bond she must feel with me, and she was no longer the hovering mother that annoyed me ... She taught me how to be the mom I am today. How to love my kids, and teach them through my actions how they should behave. I am so thankful for my mom and for all that she has given up, all that she was accomplished, all for her children, for me."Every one of your stories moved me, so thanks again for sharing! We'll be doing more giveaways in the next few months and we want to hear from you. What types of prizes would you like to see up for grabs? Tell us in a comment below.