You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Mom of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Avon Mom of the Year. Visit avonmagazine.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is April 15, and you can vote once daily until then.
Nominated by Gabrielle Cress, who says:
Three years ago Gabrielle was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her sickness plagues her everyday, but she is the strongest woman I know. She doesn’t let the struggles of her disease get in the way of living her life to the fullest. Her optimistic outlook has taught me to never give up. Her heart is filled with the love of Christ, and she pours that love into the lives of those around her. She has always been my number one supporter, and she has always been there for me. She is not just my mother, but also my best friend.
Nominated by Robin Bryant, who says:
My mother is the most caring, selfless, awesome, philanthropic, babysittin’ choir-singing woman I know! She began a Hendricks County group that sings for hospice patients on the threshold of life. She loves to make a difference and help others through her volunteer work. She has even read magazines and grocery ads for the blind. She is definitely the perfect pick for 2017 Mom of the Year.
Nominated by Jonathan Love, who says:
Being a wife of a blended family has its many challenges and demands all by its self. Katrina has mentally managed to delay her own personal goals and wants for the best of two boys both ages 10 and two girls ages seven 12 years ago due to marriage. Both of us worked full-time jobs with also having two kids together, it wasn’t easy for her a lot of times managing and taking on this big responsibility, but she did. Today, I’m glad to say, with her help, through the years both boys graduated from Avon High School — one went to the Marines and the other went to the University of Missouri. Both girls have graduated from Avon High School and both are currently attending IV Tech, then they will be transferring to state colleges this year and next year. Please consider Katrina Love to be nominated as Mom of the Year because of her commitment to two kids that she didn’t give birth to but was as a mother to them as though she did.