Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! I was so touched by all the entries, and appreciate you taking the time to write them.
I knew I couldn't just pick my favorite, so I employed a trusty assistant to help me choose a winner.
"Mom? Can you take a picture of me with the bowl on my head?"
My trusty assistant chose a card out of the bowl, and the big winner is.....
Congrats, Carolyne! Here is her comment from the contest entry:
Someone who influences me greatly is my visiting teacher. Right now I am going through a very difficult time, and didn’t want to share it with anyone. But by prayer, I was led to this sister. And she really could help me, she was able to make some inquiries and get answers that eased my mind. For the first time in as many weeks I could relax. It wasn’t that everything was going to be better, but it wasn’t the end of the world. I love my visting teacher, and I know that my RS Pres was inspired to link me with this sister.
And since it's Mother's Day and all, and decided to have my trusty assistant choose one more card...
Congrats to Tarryn as well! Here is her contest entry:
I would have to say my mother-in-law. Since the day I married my husband, she has been in my corner. She has loved me unconditionally, just as much as her own children. She never criticizes and is perpetually uplifting. Her testimony of Christ is unwavering and truly inspiring. Knowing her makes me want to be a better mother and a better person, and she is a powerful example to me of how to do just that.
So, Carolyne and Tarryn, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your mailing addresses so I can get your CD's delivered this week! Thank you again to everyone who entered, and have a wonderful day honoring not only your mother who gave birth to you, but those fabulous women around you with wonderful mother hearts who are mothers to you as well.