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a pioneer press special section | april 30, 2009

She takes care of me, loves me

and always stays positive about

my mistakes when I mess up.

My mom always does her best

to make us happy! After a

rough day at school, my mom

will have a nice warm smile and

a hug for me to come home to. Every night, my mom

takes the time to make my family a nice dinner, which if

you get to know our family, it is a big deal! The reason I’m

doing this is because my mom deserves it and I love her

with all my heart no matter what.

by Kevin Schi of Elmhurst

I love my mom

because she is the

strongest person I

know. She holds true to her values

no matter what and has persevered through more struggles than

I’ve ever seen anyone deal with. Throughout her entire life, she

has maintained the perspective that “everything happens for a

reason” and “someone always has it worse than us.” When we were

almost homeless, she was at church folding clothes for those less

fortunate than us. She touches everyone she meets and never

turns down an oer to help. My mother is my role model, my

inspiration and my cheerleader.

by Kelly Strumillo of Lemont

On her mother, Karen Strumillo

THE ANNUAL MOM OF THE YEAR CONTEST

“i love my mom because...”


“ she holds true to her values no

matter what and has persevered

through more struggles than I’ve

ever seen anyone deal with”

my mom takes the

time to make my

family a nice dinner,

which if you get

to know our family,

it is a big deal


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“ if i had to write a book

about all the things you have

done and sacrificed for me, i

would never finish”

I love you, Mom, because

you are more than I can

ever ask for. You may not be

perfect, but you surely are

close to it. If something ever comes up, I come to you. Whether

it is for advice, comfort or support, you are always there. I can’t

imagine life without you, nor do I want to. You’ve taught me

discipline, responsibility and love. If I had to write a book about

all the things you have done and sacriced for me, I would

never nish. You loved me, and I know you always will. I love

you, Mom, and I could only hope that one day, I become as

great of a mother as you.

by Sara Olvera, 16, of Melrose Park

I love my mom because she isn’t like

anyone else. My mom can never stay

mad for long. One minute she will be

angry about something and the next

she will be laughing about it. Also,

my mom has a great sense of humor. One little joke will keep her

laughing for days. I could write about how my mom is the best

mom ever, which goes unstated, or how she is smart and pretty,

also true, but my mom taught me to see past the obvious and look

for more in people, and I love her everyday for that.

by Irene and Mary Kay O’Connor of River Forest

“ my mom taught me

to see past the obvious

and look for more in

people, and I love her

everyday for that


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mother’s day ★ 4

We love our mom because even

100 words aren’t enough to

describe this amazing woman.

She’s a single mom to three teens, who works two

jobs and teaches an Internet course to keep us

clothed and fed.

She’s strict and enforces her rules even in the face of

the “logical arguments against them” coming from the

three of us. She’s tough but we always know we’re loved.

She never spends anything or anytime on herself. She

attends every home game or meet that we have in the

evening. She is either driving us, and our friends, picking

us up or staying up till we get home.

by Henry, Maddie and Grin Hermes

On their mother, Tricia

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“ she’s tough but

we always know

we’re loved


I love my mom because

she had an awful year and

survived. She got breast

cancer, had a mastectomy and

chemotherapy.

My father got a new job and

moved to Chicago, ying

home on weekends. Mom felt

overwhelmed and the drugs

depressed her; she spent six days

in the hospital. My mom was so sick she stopped

chemotherapy and work.

We moved to Chicago in October. Mom happily

recovered, is cancer-free and her hair grew in.

Watching her go through this experience, I have

learned that beauty comes in all ways. My mom is a

champion survivor and she is my mom of the year.

by Pamela Kekst , 12, of Lincolnshire

On her mother, Nancy

“ my mom is a

champion survivor ”


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I love my mom because she is very smart and works well

with computers. My mom is “math smart.” If you give her

a problem, she can gure out the value of x in less than

a day! She also double-checks all my homework.

At work, she uses her computer, checking sales from dierent

stores. Sometimes she brings her computer home and works

until all the rest of us are asleep. She is a great employee and

mom.

In conclusion, I would like to follow in mom’s footsteps and be

smart just like her.

By Samuel Chang of Darien

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I love my mom because she is always willing to try new and

exciting things. By watching her, I’ve grown to develop similar

characteristics. Every year, my mom runs the Chicago marathon.

The rst time I saw her run, I was inspired to become a runner

myself. Since then, my life has changed in a great way.

Another reason I love my mom is because of her willingness

and determination. She is always willing to try harder.

Whenever my mom sets a goal, it is always achieved.

My mom is a wonderful inspiration, and I love her

very much.

by Sydney Locke of Darien

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I love my mom because she has shown me what

unconditional love is really about. Her unconditional love

has been the foundation of our relationship. It has created a

healthy bond where I don’t want to disappoint her by making

the wrong choices when it comes to those obstacles we as

teenagers will naturally face. I thank God for allowing my

mother to be such an extraordinary role model in my life. She

is the best factor a girl can have in her life to make her realize

which way is right. Thank you, Mom. I love you.

by Shawntrae Douglas of Maywood

I love my

mom

because

throughout

my life she has sacriced her time, nances

and comfort to provide me with all that I

needed as a child and even now in adulthood

by reaching out to me in any way within her means.

My mother has always provided me with fair and unconditional

love. Our mother’s love shown to my brothers and me was

something that, in childhood, we didn’t see often provided to

our peers and even now in adulthood still don’t often see. We

recognize Beverly Ann Wright as mother of the year each and

everyday.

by DeeAnna Wright of Forest Park

On her mother, Beverly Ann Wright

I love my mom because she is simply amazing. No words can

describe.

by Courtney Dziadosz of Franklin Park

“ we recognize beverly ann

wright as mother of the

year each and everyday ”

I love my mom because she has always been my rock, my

solace and my friend. Whenever I have a problem, I can go to

her for advice, a kind word or a cookie. She always knows just

what to say to help me through the rough times, and she is

always there with me in the good times.

by Terri McCann-Michalski on her mother who lives in

Northlake


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Ilove my mom because she is AMAZING.

My mom lives with me, my sister Kasey,

my dad and Ruby. My mom is a stay at home

mom while my dad works all day. It’s very

hard handling me, Kasey and Ruby. It’s a very

big job, and she’s very good at it. Somehow,

she keeps me and Kasey from ghting and

our house in shape. My mom makes sure were

always getting the best like getting to school

on time, going to the doctor’s. My mom is the

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I love my mom

because she’s always

there for me even when

I’m mad, sad or sick she’s

always there. She tucks

me in at night even when

she’s so tired. She always

puts me or my sister

Arielle rst, and she never

forgets my birthday not like

anybody did. She lets me have

play dates on weekends and if

I can’t nd someone to come over,

then she lets me have a day where I pick

everything. She’s the best mom and friend I have.

by Ashten Litke of Burr Ridge


mother’s day ★ 8

you might just

think i’m lying. But

i promise, i’m not



She’s an amazingly

amazing, perfectly

perfect, incredible

mom who loves me and my two sisters

equally. She’s understanding and comforting,

even when I forget my homework. She always

shops for organic, healthy food and works hard to

care for our health. I’m not exactly a fan for shopping,

so she does it when I’m not home. That is special. She

always checks on my family, making sure we’re happy

or if there’s anything we need. She knows my symptoms

of a bad mood. She always checks my homework. You

might just think I’m lying. But I promise, I’m not.

by Owen Post of La Grange

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I love

my mom because she

cares so much about my family

that she only buys us organic food

and makes sure we focus on our

education.

My mom cares about all of my family’s

health. Whenever we ask for a food, my

mom checks the ingredients to make sure that

there are no preservatives. But, my mom also cares

about our mental health as well.

If there’s school on a weekday, my mom forbids any

television. That way, we focus better on school. In my

opinion, my mom is the BEST!!

by Jayana Tabbilos of Darien

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she can bust a

perfect move ”


I love my mom because she has the most unique

characteristics. For example, she has incredible

dancing skills. In any type of music (from rap

to a waltz), she can bust a perfect move.

She taught me how to dance well,

but I still can’t match her fabulous

technique. Not only does she have

a great dancing style, but she also

has an interesting smile/frown

combination that she uses to

get a funny point across. I always

start laughing when she displays

that hilarious face. I think my mom

is fantastic and I can’t imagine life

without her!

by Delaney Roberts of Darien

I love my mom because she is: kind,

helpful, friendly, loving, caring, special,

hard-working, smart, teaching, neat,

expert, amazing.

by Luke Goldthorpe of Burr Ridge

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mother’s day ★ 10

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We love our mommy

because she is our

favorite person in

the whole wide world; she is

the best and our best friend.

She wears great clothes that

we love, she takes great care of us and show us lots of love

all the time.

She is the most wonderful and special person in our lives.

She loves to play with us.

That is why she deserves to win for the mommy of the year

2009 contest.

She is our valentine.

“ she is the most

wonderful and

special person in

our lives. ”

by Michael, 8, and Madyson, 6, Hearsh of Highland Park

On their mother, Phyllis Klein-Hearsh


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I love my mom because:

She cooks for me every night.

She tucks me into bed.

She helps me.

She comforts me.

And she is nice to me. I love my mom.

by Ruby Fagen, 7, of Evanston

I love my mom

because she

loves me and

takes care of

me.

When I’m

sick, she gets

me anything

that will help.

I have three

siblings, but she’s

always there for

me. Even though my

brother is sick, she doesn’t

forget about me. She inspires

me to do a lot of things. I think she’s the greatest person

in the world. She loves to dance with me. She tells me I

can do anything if I reach out for it. She’s really busy but

she’s never too busy for me. I think she’s the best person I

have ever known!

by Jenny Hellwig, 7, of Kildeer

On her mother,

Brenda Good Hellwig

My mom is the best mom ever because she is talented. She can run a

whole marathon! She is also great at helping people. She is so great

at helping people that she makes a living being a social worker. My

mom is great because she is always there for me when I am having a

hard time. She helps me whenever I need help and is there for me at

all times. That is just a few ways that my mom is great.

by Maya Fagen, 10, of Evanston


mother’s day ★ 12

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I love my mom because

she is always there

for me. I also love my

mother because I can

tell her anything, and

when I need help, I

know she will always

be there for me. I also

love her because, in all of

the craziness in my life, she is

preparing me for life. Sometimes

I may just ignore her, but then I think she has been

through all of this before and she knows best so I end

up doing what she says.

by Destiny Lewis of Burr Ridge

I love my mom because regardless of my crazy antics,

she always will love and support whatever it is I do. She

is an inspiration that has guided me throughout school,

life and guys. As I’ve grown older, I have found myself

thinking... “Your mother told you so,” when thinking

about things I argued my whit’s end to with my mother.

She is seless, caring and passionate. She is beautiful

inside and out and has showed me what real beauty is.

She accepts who I am and has inspired me to never let

someone else bring me down.

By Megan Cericola of Villa Park

On her mother, Karen Cericola

I love my mom because she is awesome. She takes us

to a lot of extraordinary places!! She has a great heart

and loves to have fun! She is the one to count on

when you’re bored!

by Asia Chrones, 10, of Clarendon Hills

She is a kind, caring, good-hearted, funny, nice,

sweet, wonderful mother. I love you, Mom!

by Lily Chrones, 10, of Clarendon Hills


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I love my mom because she is a wonderful person.

My mother makes a home-cooked meal everyday for my

father and 94-year-old grandmother. She also takes care of my

grandmother in their home...cuts and styles her hair, doctors

appointments, medication upkeep and making sure she uses her

walker to walk. Aside from this, she volunteers her time singing

for two dierent church’s choirs and sends special cards out all

year long.

She is the glue that holds our family together...from regular

spaghetti dinners every Sunday, to the genuine love and support

she gives

her friends and family. Our family wouldn’t be the same

without her.

by Vicki LoBianco Peake of Niles

On her mother Antoinette LoBianco

Ilove my mom because she is a parent and not a buddy or

friend. She is my best friend and ultimately my mom. My mom

listens to me with caring ears and open heart. She guides me

with quality advice and helps me handle negative circumstances.

My mom is not only a mom to me; she is also a teacher. She is

someone who provides ministry and mentors her students. She

reaches out to them like her own, and they reciprocate to her

like she is their real mom. She teaches Language Arts/English in

the inner city schools of Chicago. She is rm but cares for them

as if they were her own children. When a student doesn’t have

lunch money (she pays) — she provides assistance. She pays

for student graduation fees, clothing and special outings and

provides them incentives to feel special. She takes and initiates

special events tickets such as the Chicago Bears, Cubs game, the

Chicago Bulls and music concert tickets. She also teaches them

and me that not everyone is trustworthy, not to be arrogant but

condent in life in order to accomplish our goals. She teaches

honesty and to walk in integrity in our daily lives — reaping what

you sow and to fear the Lord, the word of God and to obey God.

She also teaches us to respect elders when they get older. My

mother deserves this award because she is not just my mom —

she is a mother to others.

My mom’s famous words: “We will not accept you as you are.

Instead, we will show you a greater vision of what you can

become and help you achieve it.”

by Jewell Loyd of Lincolnwood

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mother’s day ★ 14

letter from the editor

Thanks, Mom, for the love.

Unconditional love fascinates me. Through the

shallows of anxiety and the heights of ego, unconditional

love floats, unwavering. Even with tempers

flaring and insecurity penetrating, those who give

and receive unconditional love take emotional hits

with grace.

I often remind myself: do not take advantage of

your mother’s unconditional love. She, my mother

specifically, has never once made me feel unloved or

as if my random antics were burdensome, although

I’m sure they were.

About two weeks ago, I called my mom in a frantic

rage about fielding rabid Sunday morning phone

calls, city drivers blocking my car into the garage

and subsequently running late for practice. Of

course, no parts of those were her fault. But she

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knows how I need her. She knows I need her to listen

to my breakdowns without the fear of causing

some inexplicable and permanent damage.

That’s unconditional love; that’s my mom.

From reading your Mom of the Year submissions,

I’ve learned that your mothers are fighters.

Battling cancer, battling misfortune, battling you.

Your mothers are teachers of life and academics.

They are smart, fashionable and generous. They volunteer,

they minister and they spend a good amount

of time playing chauffeur. They feed you. They tuck

you in. And they are, in your eyes, amazing cooks.

I apologize for my thievery; I’m stealing some of

your quotes for the end of my “I love my mom

because” letter. Your sentiments happily reminded

me of my own mom; ya’ll just say it so well.

Michelle Weiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manager, Niche Publications

“... she inspires me to be a better person.”

Tammy Matthews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Sections Editor

“... her love is unconditional.” tmatthews@pioneerlocal.com

Jennifer Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Sections Designer

“... she gave me the courage to survive brain surgery.”

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She always checks on my family,

making sure we’re happy or if

there’s anything we need. She

knows my symptoms of a bad

mood. She always checks my

homework. You might just think

I’m lying. But I promise, I’m not.

It’s a very big job, and she’s very

good at it.

Sometimes I may just ignore her,

but then I think she has been

through all of this before and she

knows best so I end up doing

what she says.

I would like to follow in mom’s

footsteps and be smart just like

her.

She will let me be what I want.

She is always willing to try

harder.

She lets me have a day where I

pick everything.

My mom takes the time to make

my family a nice dinner, which if

you get to know our family, it is

a big deal!

She has maintained the perspective

that “everything happens for

a reason.”

She buys me toys.

I know it hasn’t been easy.She

raised three children.

I don’t want to disappoint her by

making the wrong choices.

Regardless of my crazy antics,

she always will love and support

whatever it is I do.

One little joke will keep her

laughing for days.

She is always there for me when

I am having a hard time.

I love how my mom tries so

hard to keep us out of trouble.

If I had to write a book about all

the things you have done and

sacrificed for me, I would never

finish.

The world is better because of

her.

She is an amazing person who

laughs and loves without limits.

She is either driving us, and our

friends, picking us up or staying

up till we get home.

My mom is a champion survivor

and she is my mom of the year.

Our mother’s love shown to my

brothers and me was something

that, in childhood, we didn’t see

often provided to our peers and

even now in adulthood still don’t

often see.

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She teaches honesty and to walk

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My coach...encourages me to try

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If there’s school on a weekday,

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She’s never too busy for me. I

think she’s the best person I have

ever known!

My mom is the greatest thing

that has ever happened to me.

She listens to my secrets, and I

know I can tell her anything.

She protects me.

She helps me all the time time

time.

She let me get my ears pierced.

She is our valentine.

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Ilove my

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I love my mom because she adores me, cares for me and treats me

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