Being a mother is the greatest accomplishment I have done in my life. My Georgia Mae and Magnolia Jean are the light of my life. They are the reason I get up in the morning.

I think I am a pretty good mom. I try to teach my girls to respect others, protect mother nature and be independent women. I learned these characteristics from my mother, step mother and mother- in- law. My mom, Teresa Clinton, is the absolute best. She is my best friend who I tell everything to. No matter what crazy things I do in life, she has always been there for me. I can only hope that I can be the kind of mom to my girls that she’s been to me.

My step mom, Phyllis Clinton, took on her role of step mom with our wild and crazy family. She came into our lives over 20 years ago and changed it forever. She is one of the most kind hearted, caring, patient person I know.

I do not know how I got so lucky to get a mother- in- law like Angie Dunne. She is just an all-around great person that spoils our family and loves us unconditionally. Just like with my mom, I can go to her about anything and she is there for me.

I appreciate these ladies so much not only for what they do for me but what they do for my family. They are all fantastic cooks, which is something have I yet to master. A mother’s job in never done. There is so much truth in that statement.

I wish every mother out there a very happy Mother’s Day. Take this day to relax and make memories with the ones you love.

Tricia Dunne is president and publisher of the Times-Journal. Her column appears in the paper’s weekend edition. Email:

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