Recently, one of the Mommies, Sarah, entered a contest and WON! She is the new proud owner of a Flip Video Camera!
Needless to say...I was shocked when I read her submission. Sometimes, you have no idea how you have touched someone else's life...even when you feel you don't deserve the kind words. Sarah is a fabulous writer and I am so happy that she won...and so happy that I can call her my friend.
In 250 words or less, tell us about a mom who has inspired you to be a better mom. Who is a mom who has sustained themselves and has contributed to their family and community? Who is a mom that has empowered you to be a better mom?
"I am eternally grateful to babycenter.com for introducing me to over 60 mothers [via the "Confessions" thread on my birth board] who have shaped me throughout my pregnancy and first-time-motherhood.
One of those mothers is named Leeann, and goes by the BBC handle "Leeannimal". The loving mother of 5 young darlings and one angel baby, Leeann is the quintessential picture of motherhood.
From her black bean brownie recipe to her gorgeous calming smile, Leeann possesses everything a child needs to grow up stable, secure, and healthy. She shows me every day that it's possible to raise honest, hard-working and congenial children, foster a loving and mutually respectful marriage, fulfill part-time job duties, cultivate a sharp and witty sense of humor, and shine with faith in God, all while blogging, attending higher education classes in pursuit of a nursing degree, and doling out valuable gems of meaningful advice to fellow mothers.
Though I admittedly was blessed with a relatively "easy" baby, there have been moments where I was exhausted and frustrated and just plain ready to quit. I can't count the number of times I've said to myself "if Leeann can do it with five, I can handle one.."
I love Leeann. I am a thousand times stronger, smarter, better-informed and better-equipped to raise my baby from having "met" her. I wish I could give her back the tiniest bit of love and support she's so selflessly given me!"
NO ONE DESERVED TO WIN MORE THAN YOU!