Mother’s Day Contest Winner from New Tampa

A local Patch reader takes one of the $500 gift cards.


The names have been drawn and the winners are coming forward in Patch’s Mother’s Day contest.

We’re proud to say that one of our very own readers from New Tampa, Michelle D. Henderson, won one of the $500 gift cards.

Here’s Michelle's comment about her mother:

You rock in so many ways. You rocked on July 14, 1974 when you birthed me. You were the best blessing God could possibly have a baby girl born into. You rocked when you gave up your career in the Army to become the best stay-at-home mother ever. You rocked when we had to pack up and move in a moments notice due to dad still being in the Army. You rocked that "Thanksgiving" when we had no food in sight, but somehow you created food out of no where. It was the best ever!!! You rocked by keeping the family together, well-versed, and educated of different cultures and diversities. Your rocked when everyone always complimented you on how well-behaved and well-mannered your children were. You rocked when dad got out of the military and took a job all the way in Turkey to provide for us, leaving you alone to handle everything stateside. You rocked when he came back for Christmas '92 for vacation and we had the best Christmas ever. You rocked March 21, 1993, when you had to tell us dad had died in the hospital of heart failure. You rocked when you sent me off on March 30, 1995 into the Air Force as tears streamed down your face. Mom, I guess I am saying...you've been rocking all of your life. The greatest time you rocked was March 20, 1955...the day you were born. Without you, there would definitely be no us. Thank you for everything you've been to me and everything you been through for us. You are my hero and I love you always and forever.

Thanks for entering Michelle! We hope you and your Mom have an amazing Mother’s Day and our very best wishes to all of New Tampa's great moms!

John Majeski May 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Congratulations, Michelle!
Michelle Henderson May 10, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Thank you so much for this huge blessing. My mom means the world to me. I am so thankful I was able to share a little of her with the world. Love you mom!!!
Sherri Lonon May 11, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Congratulations, Michelle! Thanks for sharing your story!


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