Editor's note: Thank you all for taking the time to share such incredible stories about the amazing women in your lives. You made us laugh, cry and cheer right along with you!
We have selected the winners, but are in the process of contacting each one so we can share more about them and their special Moms with you. Check back with Patch in a few days for a listing of who's who. Just to be clear: You're all winners in our book!
Your mom was there to kiss your boo-boos when you were little and to help you wrestle with life’s tough questions as you grew older. She’s special and you want her to know it.
Affording a gift worthy of Mom’s awesomeness can be tough in this economy though.
Don’t worry; Patch has got your back!
Just tell us in the comments section why your mom rocks and you just might win one of five $500 gift cards we’re giving away to special moms who touch the lives of the readers in our 19 Florida Patch towns.
You have until noon Tuesday, May 1, to share her story on Patch. You can also upload your favorite photographs of Mom in action right to this story (but only the comments count for the contest).
Five winners will be selected at random from all of those who enter by commenting about their moms. We’ll announce the winners Wednesday morning and follow later with a story that shares their comments and highlights a few of our other favorite stories, too. Winners will get their gift cards in plenty of time for Mother's Day, May 13.
Since we know that the special mom in your life just might be your guardian, grandmother, wife or even yourself, don’t be shy about entering. We love all moms!
So get ready to show Mom why she’s so awesome - share her (or your) story on Patch!
* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. * To enter, post a comment on this story.* All entries must be received by May 1, 2012, 12:00pm Eastern Time.* You may enter once.* 5 winners will be selected in a random drawing.* Five (5) Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 gift cards.* Click