Moms — they’re the ones who get up early in the morning to give the kids a ride to swimming, or to ball practice, to quiz them for tests, or help with a million other things. They’re in the carpool line at school. They’re at the grocery store stocking up. They’re in the kitchen making dinner, and then they do the dishes. They do the laundry. They organize family trips. They show support at ball games, before prom, at graduation.
Rayliris Green, of Land O’ Lakes, walks next to Jayden, her 7-year-old son, as he bicycles during a recent evening. Asked what makes his mom special, Jayden responded: ‘My mom is so beautiful, she is so kind to me. She takes care of me, and is always there for me.’ (Christine Holtzman)