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Hugs—real heartwarming hugs, not virtual hugs.
Carolyn Golan, Bellville | San Bernard EC
Weed flowers and sticky kisses.
Deborah Jennings, Hawkins | Wood County EC
Getting to say, “Ask your dad.”
Mark Browning, Goodrich | Sam Houston EC
Mothers turn into grandmothers, and you can send the kids back home.
Marie Melgoza, Granbury | United Cooperative Services
Having your kids grow up into adults you’re very proud of who bear no resemblance to themselves as teenagers.
Ellen Patterson, Fate | Farmers EC
Knowing there is no way to be a perfect mom but a million ways to be a great mom.
Jo Lester, Wimberley | Pedernales EC
Feeling the love you gave to your children come back to you 10 times greater.
Gail Verner, Justin | CoServ
Looking at the grown man in front of you now, remembering when you held him in your arms for the first time, his first steps, playing with toy cars.
LaJean Bilbrey, Fairview | Grayson-Collin EC
Having fun and playing silly games with them, even when they are in their 30s and 40s.
Annette Stephens, Sycamore
When you hold the child of your child and realize you did something absolutely right.
Lynne Wickerham, Canyon Lake | Pedernales EC
After they are grown up with children of their own and come back home and tell you how much they appreciate everything that you did for them while growing up.
Miriam Rothkopf, Weslaco | Magic Valley EC
Having braggin’ rights on the kids’ accomplishments—and now the grandkids, too.
Lana Davis, Portland | Nueces EC
Creating life, watching it grow and loving it for the rest of one’s life.
Rose Corrales-Ortiz, Kyle | Pedernales EC
Receiving back all the love that I gave to them.
Joshalyn Pfeiffer, Port Lavaca | Victoria EC
The fruits of my labor.
Patti Vaughn, Buda | Pedernales EC
Dremma Haywood, Lone Oak | Farmers EC
Experiencing life through the eyes of my child.
Mary Johnson, Spring Branch | Pedernales EC
Being able to give my children the love and joys of life I missed out on.
Watching your daughter grow up to be a smart, caring and successful young adult.
Diana Brast, Cedar Park | Pedernales EC
I get to be an empty nester along with my husband and be very proud of that. Best feeling ever.
The way she has made my heart smile since her birth.
Cassandra Camp, Austin | Pedernales EC
Having a son of whom I am very proud.
To see the kids doing things that you never thought they would do with their children and spouses and realizing that they thought it to be good idea.
Cindy Miller, Marion | Guadalupe Valley EC
One day you’ll also be a grandma (maybe)—best feeling ever.
My son and watching him grow into a strong, responsible, funny, loving and compassionate young man.
Mary-Ellen Nichols, Liberty Hill | Pedernales EC
Watching my children as the wonderful parents they are.
Jan Filbin Smith
Being a grandma.
Barbara Bowley, Lubbock | South Plains EC
Having someone you love to share life with.
Peggy D. Haley
Hugs, laughter and conversation.
All the love I receive in return.
Nita Hilburn, Bryan | Bryan Texas Utilities
Nancy Webb Farmer
Being the adhesive to keep the family cohesive.
Alfred Wilson, Northlake | CoServ
Text from my son Allen.
That it qualifies you to become a grandmother.
Joan Buzzard, Lakeway | Pedernales EC
Brett McCally Davis
That your kids grow up, get married and have grandkids.
Laura Smith, El Campo | Wharton County EC
Janna York Wood
Becoming a grandma.
Linda Henson, Kilgore | Rusk County EC
Seeing your kids happy.
The love in my heart when I think of them.
Donalie Beltran, May | CECA
Hearing your child’s thoughts and opinions, worries and joys at the end of the day—knowing they want for you to understand.
Realizing how imperfect I am but still loved and trusted as if I am perfect.
Sylvia Parker, Leander | Pedernales EC
Watching your children grow up to be healthy, happy, successful, responsible, caring adults.
Serving my amazing children.
Veronica Bryant, Emory | Farmers EC
Caring for my children, loving them and in return receiving their love.
Experiencing all the love and memories I give and receive from my child, her children and family members.
Dianne Wallace, Sanger | CoServ
The love you feel when your child comes to see you.
Jo Ann Allen
Watching your kids learn something new and then feeling proud of themselves for their accomplishment.
Patti Pulis, Kyle | Pedernales EC
The best part about being a mom is becoming a grandmother.
Carolyn Cloudt, Brazoria | Jackson EC
Watching your children grow up into independent, responsible and productive adults.
Sandi Wyss, Boerne | Pedernales EC
Watching your kids become amazing adults.
Time with my children.
Aimee Burns, Crossroads | CoServ
Having adult children who now realize being a parent is doing the best you can with what you got right now.
Lisa Glenn, Austin and Port Aransas | Pedernales EC and Nueces EC
Watching your children become competent, compassionate and fulfilled adults.
Karen Brown Whiteside
Watching your children become amazing people and wanting to change the world—because you actually did something right.
Denise Cole, Cedar Park | Pedernales EC
When your kids grow up and are such great adults.
Judy Ruud, Lantana
Dianne Small | Farmers EC
Becoming a grandma.
Vee Morgan, Natalia | Medina EC
The joy it gives. No amount of money can buy that.
Lois Cotterly, Boerne | Bandera EC
Watching your kids grow up to be best friends.
Sue Smith, Joaquin | Deep East Texas EC
That my two boys are 25 and 26, and I get to watch them being kind, courteous and productive citizens.
Maria Waterbury, San Marcos | Bluebonnet EC and Perdenales EC
Having a daughter who is an incredible mom.
Kay Reinke, Canyon Lake | Pedernales EC
Realizing how much your adult children still want to connect with you and share.
Dorthy Bright, Cameron | Heart of Texas EC
Being young enough to enjoy my six grown children, their mates, 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Patsy Kimbrell, Bryan | Bryan Texas Utilities
The realization that God has entrusted to your care and training a precious creation made in his image.
Barbara Stanford, Sherman | Grayson-Collin EC
Experiencing my children as adults telling me how right I really was.
Peggy Thomas, Cedar Park | Pedernales EC
Watching your creation become wonderful human beings.
Seeing my three sons, whom I threatened to sell when they were young, grow up to be the most incredible men, husbands and fathers.
JJ Pizzi, Canyon Lake | Pedernales EC
Steve Lisa Boston
Living long enough to have and spoil grandkids.
Kathy Gillespie, Matador | Lighthouse EC
Brett McCally Davis
The rich interest you receive in your love account.
Armida Gonzalez, Corpus Christi | Nueces EC
When they come home to visit as adults.
Being delighted and challenged by my three beautiful blessings.
Paige Perez, Bryan | Bryan Texas Utilities
Being a grandma.
Alesa Latham Sargent
Watching them grow and helping them bloom.
To become a grandmother.
Pedro Guerrero Luna
Janna York Wood
The powerful, unconditional love for my children that encourages me to see others through the eyes of their moms.
Hearing your words coming out of your adult child’s mouth—followed by “damn.”