Send us your mom tributes and we’ll consider sharing them on SFGate in the days leading up to Mother’s Day. Email a special photo of your mother along with a 100-word tribute to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8. Please include “Mother’s Day Tribute” in the subject line.
This is my mom. She likes golf, gardening and peanut M&Ms. She speaks French, knows everything about Winston Churchill, and reads about two newspapers a day, from cover to cover. She can easily walk 10 miles and often does.
She makes the best gazpacho, paella and chocolate chip cookies and almost never uses a recipe unless she’s baking. She buys most of her clothing at second-hand stores yet she’s one of the more stylish women I know.
She’s social and outspoken and smart and always the life of the party. Boy, can she dance.
She still goes to reunions for the outdoor summer camp that she attended as a kid and where she also worked as a camp cook. She’s always up for trying something new and recently told me that she plans to start taking guitar lessons.
She worked for many, many years because she wanted to have the money to give her kids opportunities. But now she’s retired and spends her time with her friends, her grandkids and doing things like helping build a garden at a jail for women or a public school in Oakland.
Not a day goes by where I don’t feel lucky to have my mom in my life and I know there are many other people out there with women in their lives who provide inspiration and support.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re hoping to hear about those motherly figures who touched your life in some special way. Please send in a photo or your mother (or grandmother or aunt or any motherly figure who touched your life) along with a 100-word tribute and we will consider sharing your contribution on SFGate. Send tributes to email@example.com by May 8. Please include “Mother’s Day Tribute” in your email subject line.