The contest will end the evening of May 10 and the next morning we'll randomly select one of the submissions to receive flowers from Arlene's Flowers and a free Family Portrait Session from Firefly BLU Photographer -- a $299 value (and includes digital rights and photos on CD). Don't forget to tell us about your mom by the end of Thursday to be entered. Here are the four new letters:

My sister-in-law's kids are too young to know they can enter her. She has stepped up to not only be a wonderful wife to my brother but she has taken the role on as a mother to his three boys, ages 9, 7 and 5. She also has a daughter who is 5 and together they just had a baby born in April. From making sack lunches and getting the kids ready for school, to homework and readings, to wrestling, soccer, baseball & gymnastics to doctors appointments and school functions, she is there and wouldn't miss it for the world. She loves and cares for those 5 kids as any mother should & beyond! She is by far a mother who deserves this! I would like to thank her for everything she does for our family and I know my son couldn't have a better Auntie!

My mom has been a single mom since my dad died when I was 13 years old. She never let it slow me down when it came to things I wanted to do. Now, I'm going through a divorce and will be a single mom. This would never be possible if I didn't have my mom. She helps me out around the house and with the baby. And, she doesn't expect anything back in return. My mom and I have been through so much together. She is my best friend!

Because she loves us
Love, Bella and Kimberly

My mom just spent two months with me. She helped me clean up the disaster that my husband left when he announced we were getting a divorce. My mom came across the country and took care of me. I was a mess physically and emotionally. On top of that, she started doing major repairs and minor fixes on my house to help prepare it for sale. She worked non-stop for two months on my house. I can't repay her for all the hard work that she put in, but this would be a lovely gesture. Thank you for your consideration.

I think my mother is the best mom cause she is my mom. I myself have treated her poorly, embarrassed her and have not turned out the way she wanted me to. no matter what I have done in the past she is always right there to give me another chance. Chances are all I can ask for from her. She just beat breast cancer and I wasn't even there for her. I know she was there every time I was hurt doing whatever and I wasn't there for her. My mom is the best mom there is and I love her dearly!

My mom is a fighter and an example of what kind of mom I want to be for my own daughter. She got married and ended up with four stepchildren, who she raised as her own. She moved from western Washington to take care of her parents when their health started failing. She puts everyone before herself and doesn't complain about it. She takes my daughter for overnight sleepovers so my hubby and I can have a night alone. My mom NEVER does anything nice for herself, ever! Everyone loves her and thinks she's terrific. I wish she knew how great she was. I love my mom and would love for her to feel special for a day.

"Gfyfftyyrrexafdttuyhkkknjhf#wffhjoutfcv)nzddwertttuipoj." That's from my 2-year-old son. I do believe my wife should win this; she is a VERY hard working mom who puts my son first before anyone. My wife has a big heart an she is a wonderful mom and wife .

My mom is a mother of four and deserves this. She has three kids currently in high school and two in the FFA. She always makes sure that we are taken care of and always makes sure that we have back-up food in case we are stranded or just have the munchies. She is an amazing mom. She has always told us that it takes a female to be a mother, but someone special to be a mom... and that's her. She is at every concert, every FFA banquet, every game, volunteers every year for the plant sale, and she does everything she can do as a mom to make sure that her kids know that she loves them.

She's the most amazing woman, ever. For the most part, single-handedly raised four children and sacrificed many things for herself. As a child, we didn't realize the extent, but as an adult it's very clear. We try to make every occasion very special for our mother and thank her for all the good she brought into our lives. To have a floral bouquet along with photos of herself as a physical reminder that her children think she's the most amazing, wonderful mother would be very bittersweet.

Why is my mother the best you may ask? My mother who works extensively during the week, driving to Dayton on Wednesday and Thursday, and through the stress of work she still manages to come home with a smile. She has to deal with four crazy dogs, two cats, and now a chicken, along with a 17-year-old teenage boy who is always sick, and a 10-year-old girl who keeps breaking and spraining arms, legs and such. Yet through all of this she still manages to have fun, and love those who are around her, and I would love to dedicate this message and this Mother's Day weekend to, in my view, the greatest mother than one could ask for.

My mom us the best because she is always puts everyone ahead of herself. Even though we are struggling she still keeps an upbeat attitude, always happy and never shows her stress. She is a hard worker always looking to improve things for her family. Right now she is going back to school to get her degree and works really hard and maintains her 3.7 GPA. I have to say I am very proud of her and tell her everyday that I love her more than
words can say.

My Mom was always there for me and my sister, especially when my dad wasn't. She was a single mom most of our life and did very well for us. She taught us to be open with each other, laugh and, love each other. I'm glad she found someone that finally treats her the way she needs to be treated and is there for her already existing family. Now I have two kids of my own and she is always there for them too. She visits on lunch breaks and almost every day either before work or after she gets off. She has made me grow into a caring, loving mother to my two young children. I couldn't ask for a more devoted Mom and Grandma. I know she would love to have a new family photo done, we haven't had one done in so long.

My mommy is amazing. She's a widow and takes care of my sister, my brother and me. My mom tries to make us all happy. My mom also takes care of her parents and her disabled brother. One time my mom even took my best friend in for 10 months when her mom was in jail. My mom is not only my mom she is my best friend and my hero. If I didn't have her I don't know where I would be. She helped me through my dad'ss death and still helps me with all my problems. My mom would do anything for anyone. My mommy is my world and means everything to me. She is the best mom to me and I wouldn't trade her for anything. I think I have the best mom ever.

Growing up, my mom had a bad marriage. I had to see the worst of it, too, from a husband who beat her mentally and physically. One day she had enough and fought back. After her divorce she was a single mom taking care of three girls it was hard for her to keep a job because with daycare being so expensive we just couldn't make it. She even tried to get on state help but they denied her and even to this day she will never ever try to do that again. But through the hard she always came out on top. She was always there for us even though no one was there for her. I remember hearing her crying herself to sleep at night. the reason I think my mom deserves to win is because she did what she had to do to survive and now she has a husband and kids who love her very much and I don't know about you guys but my mom is Wonder Woman in my eyes.

I love my mom because she has always been there for all 6 of us. She's the first person to help if you need it and the first person to congratulate you when you've done something amazing. I know that everything I've accomplished is because of her and her little voice telling me I can do anything I put my mind to! I love you Mommie! :)

My mom should be the role model for all moms. She raised five rambunctious and busy children which all became giving and strong adults because of her strength. She made sacrifices when we were young to make sure we were happy in whatever endeavor we were pursuing at the time. She stood behind us when it was appropriate, but also made sure we learned that all things we do are not necessarily something worthy of supporting. But most of all she shared her never failing faith in God with us through her many volunteer projects and her quiet example. Finally, she always honored my father, as is stated in Proverbs 31:10-12, "She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." Thank you mom, you are the best. You taught us to be great people through your example. I truly hope that when I am older people will say: "Like Mother, like daughter" for that would be a true compliment. Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Without a doubt, my mother is THE BEST!!! As a teenage boy, I tend to think she can be annoying at times, but she really makes my day better somehow every day! She is always there for me and always caring. She does her best to make me and my brothers happy. What more could I ask for? Her job is a stay at home mom. I have had to stay home before and help and dang, it's not easy! She doesn't just sit on the couch all day, she will wait until we all leave for the day then she gets busy cleaning up around the house, doing laundry, shopping, prepping dinner and even somedays babysitting my nephew while doing all this. Her job is never ending, works all day and night and never complains about it. She never gives up. This gift would be something she would love and it would be a nice gift for her. While this can not completely thank her, it's a nice start.

My mom should win because when I was unable to care for my kids she stepped up and raised them. Now today she gets to be a grandma. Without her I don't know where I would be. Love you, Mom.

Oh, where to start. My mom came to America from Germany at the age of 17. Young married and with a child. She met my father while he was stationed in Germany. She knew zero English. She was a stay at home mom for a long time. Three children total. With a lot of practice and a lot of laughing at her, we finally taught her enough English so she could at least go to town without one of us to help her get her point across. I remember once she was trying to find potting soil, and asked for "thirt" the man at the store just couldn't find any "thirt" for her garden. Haahaa. Bless her heart for trying. She is as meticulous as they come. A house and yard so clean, she is the envy of all who know her. She is now a grandma and will be finding out of Mothers day that my daughter will be having a baby! Great Grandma to be will be crying =) Even with all of her broken English, she is by far the most popular person I know. This October she will retire with 30 years for the school district!

My wife is the best mom. Our first child was born while I was still in school and she became a stay-at-home mom and supported our son's growth and supported me while I finished my degree - 3 years later. During that time we also had our daughter for our last semester of school. She put her life completely on hold to so that our children could be home with their mother and without her support I would have never graduated with an engineering degree. Not to mention, we lived 3 states away from all our friends and family. She is the epitome of selfless love and sacrifice for the bettering of our family.

My mother is the BEST! She is the strongest person I know, and I admire her strength. Life has thrown our family many obstacles to overcome, and my mom is what has held us together. I want her to win because she deserves the best life has to offer, and I want her to know how much I love her! Best mom ever!