In honor of Mother's Day, we've pulled together our favorite stories about the amazing moms of All You readers. These women inspire us to be better and remind us why we celebrate mom's everyday!
My parents divorced when I was 10, and my mom was left to raise my sister and me on her own. Times were certainly tough—Mom had to work two, sometimes three, jobs just to pay the bills…She could have easily wallowed in self-pity, but she didn’t. What I remember most is how much fun we had…Mom did such a good job of protecting us from our financial troubles that I didn’t even realize how hard things had been until I was much older. I am so grateful for her endurance and her spirit. She taught me how to love life even when the going gets tough." - Melodi Knight, Cherry Valley, Ill., pictured with mom Jolean (center) and sister Angell (right)