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'My mom is the best': words of pride, joy and love

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 11, 2007


Jean McDermott and her son Grant, 8, of Meadow Pointe.
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Justin Gahlhoff, 6, of Meadow Pointe wrote this for his mom, Daphne.


TAMPA PALMS

They kiss your boo-boos, tuck you in at night. Make you dinner, drive you places. Or, in the written words of first-grader Sevastian Cardona, "every time when I am finish with my homework she gives me something to eat. This is why I love my mom." This Mother's Day, Family of Christ Christian School wanted to know who the best mom in the world is. The students, kindergarten through seventh grade, were asked to write essays about their moms and why they're the best. Some, like fifth-grader Megan Snow, devoted two pages to her mom. "Mothers are suppose to love you, care for you, and nourish you and that's exactly what my mom does!" Megan wrote. "She is the best mom that ever lived and I will cherish her to the end!" The winning essayist was to receive a pearl necklace for his or her mother, donated by the owner of Charles Jewelers, who happens to be a parent at the school. "They were all so great, we couldn't pick just one, " said art teacher Jean McDermott, who helped leaf through the submissions. Instead, a name was drawn out of a hat. Well, we were able to choose more than one. In honor of mothers everywhere, here are excerpts from a few of them. Enjoy!


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