My mother was a very special lady in my life when I was growing up. She was always there for me and helped me with any situation that was both too hard and even the greater times in my life. She was there when I got married, she was there when I had my first daughter. There were times in my life that things completely changed and for a few years we were estranged where we weren't talking or seeing each other at all. That all seems silly now, but remembering the good times that I had with her makes the loss of her go by a little easier. Yes, she was a tempermental lady at times and she had A LOT of health issues that made her whole life and mine change, but I was still her only child, her "sweet baby girl" as she always called me, even until the day that she passed away. There were times that I wished I could say Thank You Mom, but never got the chance. My mother-in-law has been a really inspirational part of my life, especially since my mother died. She hasn't taken the place of my mom, no one could ever do that, but she is a really wonderful lady. She helps me out with so many things, like taking care of the girls, things that pop up at church, etc. So today to her, I say "thank you Mom".
Procter and Gamble, a really great company that has a lot of useful and innovative products, continues to celebrate moms everywhere even way after Mother's Day with a nationwide contest. This contest will be reuniting 105 moms with their children for those milestone family moments like graduations and birthdays that they might have otherwise missed. There will be 15 reunions a month for the next ten months and P&G will be awarding travel vouchers to help with all of the costs of traveling for those that are chosen for this special reunion.
Since Mother's Day, participants have been submitting their stories online to be considered for the reunion with their mother or mother figure for the June contest. Thirty finalists have been selected and consumers will choose the 15 winners. Winners will receive a $1000 travel voucher and portable digital video camera to capture their reunion and are encouraged to share the video on ThankYouMom.com.
HOW TO ENTER-
Log onto ThankYouMom.com to enter by submitting a 100 word essay about why you'd like to be reunited with your mom or you can log in to vote for your favorite entry. Fifteen entries will be chosen every month until November. It's great to go over and read stories of those really wanting to be reconnected with their moms and voting for the story that really tugs at your heart. Beginning at the first day of every month, you can enter your story into one of their monthly contests. If you don't win the first time, don't worry, you can enter again. You are allowed to vote for your favorite one time per computer per day.
So head over here and enter or vote and help send those that want to be reconnected with their moms home.
Disclosure-This is a sponsored post but the words expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. My post is eligible for a gift card via a random drawing by One2One Network and I also received a variety of free product samples for my involvement in this special campaign.