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24 x May 3 — 16, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 talk about things, just the two of us, and I love that. I also love to bake, and she supports that. She teaches me to bake. Sometimes we take baking classes together, and she watches Kids Baking Championship with me. Another reason my mother is the best is she loves me so unconditionally, and that warms my heart so much. There are many reasons why I love my mom. She is the best in Southwest! Allison Belemjian, 10 Wesmere My mom: wonderful, beautiful, admirable, a little crazy — but more than that, she has the strongest faith of anyone I know. My brother was born with a cleft palate and had to have many surgeries to fix it. My mom stood by him and reminded him that God is going to use him in unimaginable ways. She was the glue that held our family together when we found out that my grandmother passed away after being diagnosed with cancer. My mom is someone I count on no matter what, and I am forever grateful for that. My mother works hard for my family. Not only does she put up with a 7-year-old gremlin, a crazy fourthgrade boy, and a preteen who isn’t very motivated to get up in the mornings, but she makes time to love and appreciate each of us in our own ways. My momma loves Blaire, my sister, for being wild and spunky, and for the way she gets back up on her feet and bites back stronger. My brother, James, has been through a lot and is loved by my mom in so many ways, including his kind heart, his strength to keep going on, and the fact that he will go out of his way to help someone or lift them up. And I know in my heart that my mommy loves me, because I am, and always will be, hers — her outgoing, foodloving, Christ-adoring child. She loves us for who we are on the inside. I love you, Mom. I love you most. Brooke Larweth, 12 Lake Davis Reserve I love my mom. I think my mom is super nice. Whenever I’m sick, she takes away fun parts of her day to take care of me. My mom pays for my food and water. She is never mean to me. She has to take care of two kids — my brother and me. My mom is helpful. When I have a test, she says that she will help me pass, and I usually get 100 percent. If it wasn’t for my mom, I wouldn’t be alive. She taught me how to walk and talk. She takes me to places that I’ve never been to before, and she never does anything new with me without asking me first. My mom helped me when I had crutches and when I got stung by a stingray. She also cooks dinner for my family and buys me books to read. She lets me play outside whenever it’s not dark. My mom is the best mom, and she couldn’t be better. Reese Meyers, 8 Bay Hill To balance parenthood and a job is much easier said than done, but ROYAL Landscape Nursery OUR QUALITY KEEPS US GROWING! somehow my mother makes it look easy. She is a role model, not just to her children, but to her students as well. When she teaches, it is not simply an academic experience. She teaches kids to be like her by going out of her way to help others. She has become one of the most optimistic people I have ever met by always looking at situations with a smile on her face. All her life, she has been a hard worker, and I don’t expect a change in that any time soon. She is incredibly charitable, empathetic and understanding. These qualities and others make it easy for her to brighten up a person’s day. She sets an example for our generation in many ways. She received a complete education, and soon after, she went back to college to get her master’s degree. Even in her hectic and demanding lifestyle, she still finds time for prayer and the celebration of Mass. She poses as a great role model for her family by eating healthy and exercising. This woman truly brings joy wherever she goes, and I have no doubt in saying • Shrubs • Palms • Trees • Groundcovers • Sod • Mulch • Rocks • Topiaries • Fruit Trees • And MORE! ROYAL BRICK PAVERS Call for a free estimate: Pavers Design & Installation • Driveways • Walkways Pool Decks • Patios • Retaining Walls • Fire Pits Now accepting Residential and Commercial projects APRIL 20 TH - MAY 10 TH CUSTOMER APPRECIATION TIME Mention this ad to receive great discounts and specials on all in-stock items!! Visit Us at new site Royal Landscape Nursery (407) 296-3042 Royal Brick Pavers (407) 296-8545 Call for a free estimate: Pavers Design & Installation • Driveways • Walkways • Pool Decks • Patios • Retaining Walls • Fire Pits. Now accepting Residential and Commercial projects 2204 Hempel Ave., Gotha, FL 34734 • Open Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM, Saturday 8AM-3PM Treat Mom with a gift that keeps growing... bring her to Royal Landscape

that her future is bright. When I see how many people my mother has inspired, I am encouraged to follow in her footsteps and make the world a better place. Avery Patel, 13 Hunter’s Creek My mom is amazing. She is there for me when I am happy or sad and always cheers me up. She helps me learn, grow and succeed. She helps me make the right decisions. She gives great advice such as be kind, listen to others and help others. My mom provides food, drives me to my activities, and so many other things. The most important thing she does for me is she keeps me safe. My mom also does these things for my sister and dad. She gives me love and care. My mom gives her love and care to my family, too. She also takes care of the house and my dog, Cody. My mom is special in many ways. Jaxson Parker, 9 Windermere My mom isn’t just a mom. She’s a chef, cleaner, teacher, bed-maker, cheerleader and my superhero. The list continues of all the amazing things she is. My mom inspires me every day to try my best and work hard. My mom helped shape me into the best person I can be. On a rough day, my mom is there to cheer me up. When she hugs me, it feels like all my troubles vanish. I feel like I can do anything with my mom’s support. Whatever happens, my mom encourages me to be myself, and without her, I would be lost. My mom does a lot for me, and if I’m too scared to speak up, she helps me. Whether I need a little help with my homework or a lot of help because of something that happened, my mom is there for me through thick and thin. My mom isn’t Wonder Woman or some other comic character. She’s my superhero, and no Batman can beat that. Kaila Reed, 11 Windermere My mom is the best mom ever! I love her, and I know that she loves me. My mom is caring, kind and takes care of me and my family very well. She is funny, because she has her very own practical jokes system. She looks out for us no matter what happens. She never gets mad; she just gets frustrated sometimes. She helps us even if we’re in big or small problems. I love my mom because of all these things. Grace Schoedler, 8 Keene’s Pointe My mom is the best mom out there. She walks into a room and lights it up with her funny, happy and sweet personality. I cannot name one time that I have seen her have a problem with anyone. She is not only a great mom because she is a great person, she is truly an amazing mom. Throughout my entire life, she has done more things for me than I can count. From making me breakfast, cleaning my room and buying me any food that I want to helping me with all of my college applications, buying me a car, and picking out my prom dress with me. She is always there for me, and I know no matter how mad I make her, she will still do anything for me. As I get older, a lot of things have changed in my life, but something that has never stopped is every time I come home from being out with friends, or at school or work, the minute I step in the house, my mom yells, “Meggyyyy!” It makes me smile every time, and I will never get tired of it. Although there are times we get annoyed with each other, she is also my favorite person on Earth, and I am eternally grateful that I got to have her as my mama. Megan VanGerena, 18 Wesmere Did you know that I have a hero? You’re probably wondering who it is. Well, it’s my mom! My mom is caring in many ways. She is caring, because she cares for me when I’m sick or not CONTINUED ON PAGE 27 x May 3 — 16, 2018 x 25