Your mom was there to kiss your boo-boos when you were little and to help you wrestle with life's tough questions as you grew older.
She’s special and you want her to know it.
Handing her $250 as a thank you won't quite cover all she's done over the years, but it's something.
Patch wants to help you thank Mom.
Tell us in the comments section why your mom rocks, and you just might win a $250 gift card we're giving away to a special mom in one of our Iowa Patches.
You have until noon Sunday, May 13 — Mother's Day — to share her story on Patch. You can also upload your favorite photographs of Mom right to this story.
The winner will be selected at random from all of those who enter by commenting about their moms. Photos will count as additional entries.
We'll announce the winner just after noon on Mother's Day so you can let her know $250 is hers.
Since we know that the special mom in your life just might be your guardian, grandmother, wife or even yourself, don’t be shy about entering. We love all moms!
So get ready to show Mom why she’s so awesome - share her (or your) story on Patch!
* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. * To enter, post a comment on this story and/or add a photo.* All entries must be received by May 13, 2012, 12:00pm Central Time.* You may enter once.* Winner will be selected in a random drawing.* One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250 gift card.*