Moms: we all have one -- unless you have two, in which case you are even luckier than the rest of us. To find the best moms, we asked you to submit your story of a woman who played a matronly role in your life. And because she surely deserves it, we’re picking a few lucky winners to receive PANDORA jewelry as a sign of how much you love her. Here are just a few of the best.
“My mom spent years fighting for my safety as a kid, then raised me on her own. We're the spitting image of each other, both physically and mentally. As I've grown into a young adult, we've become best pals. She had a very challenging life as a mother when I was young (due to familial and financial circumstances), but never once complained. She fought to still be a loving and nurturing mother to me, providing me with as well-rounded of a childhood as possible, while still refusing to simply spoil me as a result of tough times. Because of how she raised me (on her own!), I've grown into a young adult who has graduated college, moved to the city on my own, and [I] will be starting law school this year pursuing children's legal rights, because I learned from her how important it is to provide kids with healthy and nurturing environments. She also taught me how to take a tequila shot when I was 21 and drags me on the dance floor with her at boring events/weddings!” --Mehgan K.