Every Mother is A Gem | VideoRich Wisniewski | 5/10/2012
"She cares a lot about us and she`s nice," said one student.
"How she’s caring all the time," added another.
"She makes good food," said a third student.
Fourth graders at Nedrose got a chance to read essays they wrote to an audience. The audience consisted of their mothers who were taken aback knowing that their job of being a mom doesn`t go unnoticed, even though it might feel like it sometimes.
"It was extraordinary, she made me cry," said mother Kendra Baldt.
These fourth graders competed in the Knowles Jewelry "Every Mother is a Gem Essay Contest." The kids write what makes their mother special, and Al and Linda Torrington, owners of Knowles Jewelry, pick a winner from the bunch. As much as the moms love hearing the essays, Al and Linda love reading them.
"We read them several times and finally we have to make a decision," Al said.
The couple picks the top three essays, and they give those moms a gift courtesy of Knowles. They say they choose fourth graders because of the spontaneous answers that kids this age are prone to give and hearing the kids read to their mothers is just as rewarding for Al and Linda.
"It`s hard not to get tearful when they read why their moms are great." Al said.
And even though it was a little bit of extra work for the students, seeing the finished product, which was their Mom’s reaction, was all worth it.
"It felt good because I knew my mom would like it," said Kelly Eggen.
A kid doesn`t always have money to buy a gift or a card. But sometimes, the best gift is an original piece of art that your own child creates.