Moms are the unsung heroes of everyday life—the ones who hold things together and make things happen, always with a smile. Seven ALL YOU readers share stories of the amazing moms and grandmothers who have made a difference in their lives—and the lives of everyone they know!
Generous Caregiver: Sandy Harrison
"My mom is the kindest individual I know. No matter how hectic or difficult life gets, she greets every person and situation with wide eyes and an open heart."
She always gives back to others
"She organizes and serves a monthly meal at a church in town. She plans it, recruits volunteers, then cooks for about 100 people, many of them homeless. She'll often buy them blankets or make toiletry kits to give out."
She is an incredible caregiver
"My mom is so strong...she was the champion for my Grandma Dolores, who had Alzheimer's disease and was in a nursing home for several years. Last year she cared full time with such great love for her mom, my Grandma Bernie, who had cancer. Now her sister Missy, who has Down syndrome, lives with us part time."
She is an expert multitasker
"I'm amazed by her because she has always had the ability to carry a billion things at once—a child on her hip, heavy shopping bags, a kid's backpack, her purse slung across a shoulder—and still be all smiles."
She is full of wisdom
"She regularly shares this quote, which inspires me to no end: 'The lover of life makes the whole world his family.' It epitomizes the way my mom lives her own life."
Nominated by her daughter, Elizabeth Harrison