Did you know Canada.. Walmart Canada has a beautiful program running right now - they are taking nominations for their Mom of the Year Award now through July 8, 2012.
The Mom of the Year Award is a celebration of the 9.2 million Canadian Moms who work tirelessly every day to provide for their family. The Mom of the Year Award recipient will receive $10,000 for personal use and $100,000 to their cause or charity of choice. The remaining seven finalists will each receive $10,000 for personal use and $10,000 to their cause or charity of choice. Do you know a Mom that deserves to be nominated? I do.
My friend waited a long time to be a Mom, she went through the game of trying for a year on their own, doctors visits, daily shots, pills, exploratory surgery and plenty of tears on the bathroom floor. Still no baby came, but she knew she MUST be a Mom, she had too much love to give. So she opened up her heart and home and navigated the difficult process of fostering to adopt a child. After much paper work, home visits, having their life picked to pieces, she got a 2 day warning a baby was finally coming into her home.
I know she still struggles with how her body failed her, she has heard hurtful comments from friends and family about how she's not a true Mom. She morns the pregnancy she never had, but she IS a Mom. She loves her little girl with the fierceness of any other Mother, and I can't even imagine where her sweet baby would have ended up without her. Her daughter has always been and will always be her daughter and she will always be her Mother, they just took a different path to get to each other.
She is Mom of the Year in my eyes, and I am so proud of her. I'm so excited to know she is on the path again as well, she has more love to give and will hopefully be fostering and then adopting another little one that needs her this year.
If you know a Mom of the Year visit www.momoftheyear.ca to nominate them, visit the Walmart Canada Facebook page to join the conversation, and let's shine the light on these beautiful Moms we know, they deserve it!!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority. Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit www.momoftheyear.ca.