It's time to announce the winners of the TN.com Mother Knows Best Contest! Sure, it's been a few days (okay, okay, more than a few, and we're really sorry), but we had to confirm our winners before announcing! So, without further ado...
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Meghan!
The entire TN team would like to congratulate Meghan for placing the winning entry in the TN.com Mother Knows Best contest. We loved the advice she shared with us, given to her by her wonderful mother! Here's what Meghan wrote:
The best advice my mom has ever given me is to cherish the people you have in your life now. Never take them for granted because it's not guaranteed they'll be here forever. My mom gave me this advice when my sister was admitted to hospice care in February this year. Her words really helped me and when my sister passed away in March, I didn't have any regrets and knew that she was at peace now.
As our Grand Prize winner, Meghan will receive a $75 TicketNetwork gift certificate and one gift code valued at $25 to be redeemed at Restaurant.com. Woohoo!
We can't forget our two Runners Up, Irene and Monica!
My mother told me to be the best mom I can be, to always listen to your children and try to understand. She said I should brace myself. You don't go to school and get a degree to become a mom, but you know you have reached your PhD when your child is all grown up and says "I love you." I'm not there yet, but almost. I love you, Mom.
Always be good for something. Never be good for nothing.
Irene and Monica will each receive one $25 TicketNetwork gift certificate and one gift code valued at $25 to be redeemed at Restaurant.com. And last, but not least...
Five Randomly Selected Winners
• "People make mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance." — Angela
• "Never compare yourself to anyone else. Be the best person that you can be." — Anne
• "Smile though your heart is breaking." — Pam
• "Tell the truth." — Derek
• "Just to be yourself!" — Nikki
Each of our five randomly chosen winners will receive a gift code valued at $25 to be redeemed at Restaurant.com (yum!).
This is the TN Team's second year doing a Mother's Day contest, and our second year of being surprised and amazed at all of the wonderful entries! Some were funny, some were heartfelt, some were practical, but all were great.
Thanks to everyone who shared their advice and stories with us. We thank you for your patience, and hope you and your families had a very happy Mother's Day!