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BETTER MADE'S 2019 MOTHER OF THE YEAR WINNER'S!
* Both winners will receive a box of delicious Better Made Snack Food! *
FORT WORH, TX – Courtney Rouse of Fort Worth, Texas wrote a beautiful essay about her mom and is the first place winner in the 2019 Better Snack Foods Mother of the Year contest. Another essay, written by Mel Tessier of Chesterville, Ontario was so compelling that two prizes were awarded this year. For being chosen Mother of The Year, both will receive a sampler box containing 15 bags of different delicious Better Made products. Congratulations to both moms! Here are excerpts from both essays:
Courtney Rouse on her mom Dee-Dee
"If I could describe my mom in a word it would be “Survivor”. My mom Dee-Dee has not only endured being a single mother of three girls who were never easy to handle, but also working full time for as long as I can remember, the loss of a sister, father, and mother, leaving her the last one left of her family. Most recently she was diagnosis with stage two Ovarian Cancer. For some this list might be seemingly filled with obstacles impossible to overcome, but for my mom it was just another day in her life. She has been a constant pillar of strength and always provided love, encouragement, and support to all of us. I have never wanted for anything because of my Moms sacrifice to be there for her family. She held down a fulltime job yet she always managed to be there for us girls no matter what. My mom never gave up even through Chemotherapy – she showed me the true meaning of a fighter. This mothers day I would like to honor my mom and her courageous attitude with the title Mother of the Year. I cannot think of a better way to say Happy Mothers Day."
Barb Tessier, submitted by Melissa Tessier
"My mom grew up in Ottawa, Canada. She and my dad met and fell in love when they were teenagers. They married, built their home, and had 3 daughters. My sisters and I grew up in a perfect world as my parents never fought. We lived in the same home our whole lives and we never had to move homes until we were old enough to move out. Mom took us to church every Sunday and we ate dinner every single night at the dinner table as a family. My parents did an amazing job and continue to honestly be the best parents ever! We never went to bed wondering if they loved us because they made sure we knew every single day how loved we were. About five months ago our family got devastating news that our mom has stage four pancreatic cancer. It was quite the shock to us all because my mom didn't feel sick at all. My mom is beyond strong though and for the past few months has been having chemotherapy treatments every two weeks, and yet still, somehow, holds our family together. Growing up, my mom was everyone’s Mom and the door to our home was open to anyone. Many of our friends consider my mom their second mom because she cared about everyone around her. She would always make sure our friends knew they were always welcome. My mom is the kindest most caring thoughtful sole I know. My mom deserves to be celebrated every single day of the year but especially on Mothers Day!"
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