Congratulations to Carrie Saine Sherard for winning the “Celebrating Mom” Book Give-a-way Contest. I also want to thank all of the fabulous people who took the time to enter this special contest. Carrie received a copy of my latest book “Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit” and a copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom,” along with several other goodies for her reading pleasure.
Carrie Saine Sherard is a registered Dental Hygienist and homemaker. She is passionate about reading, cooking and traveling. Carrie loves spending time with friends and family. She is the mother to a 21-year-old daughter and a very spoiled Miniature Schnauzer. Here are some beautiful sentiments that Carrie shared with me about her mother who she undoubtedly loved, respected and adored.
“Betty Saine was an amazing woman not only because she was my mother, she touched the lives of so many people. She was an outstanding teacher and artist. She gave unselfishly to others. She often gave money to people in need. Growing up I watched her buy shoes, clothing and food for her students and their families that were in need. She encouraged her students as well as me to be the very best person we could be and to do our very best in all endeavors. She helped develop artistic talents in her students; some were artists and didn’t even know it until she introduced them to art. I have gotten emails from former students that have told me that she changed their lives for the better. She saw the best in everyone while everyone else saw the worst. Betty was an awesome grandmother to my daughter. She instilled the same values, morals and encouragement in her that she did in me. Unfortunately, we lost my Mom in December 2002 to brain cancer, but she lives in our hearts forever.”
Thank you Carrie for sharing this beatitude of how special your mother, Betty Saine was to you and how she inspired and touched the lives of so many people around her. Continue to celebrate her life because her legacy will definitely live on in your heart and many others. Congratulations again for winning the “Celebrating Mom” Book Give-a-way! I hope you enjoy your “good reads.”