1. Christie Elliott "I was about 9 or 10 years old at blockbuster checking out a movie. Mom, oddly enough, couldn't find her keys or wallet. Her and I started laughing so hard that it made searching for the keys and wallet more and more difficult. I started making goofy faces at her to keep the laughter going. We stood there holding up the line as we laughed and laughed, trying not to pee our pants!""When I was about 7 years old Uncle David was visiting so he, Mom, Aunt Linda, and I toilet papered the house of the kids she babysat! She just wanted to do something crazy." 2. Joseph McSpadden 3. Kari Fischer "When we lived in Gaithersburg, MD, Mom walked to my elementary school to join our class costume parade. The really crazy part was that she had Amanda in the stroller and was 6 month pregnant with Beth, dressed as Big Bird!" 4. Amanda Whitney "In Gaithersburg I remember Mom lip syncing and dancing to 'Pooh's Corner' while I sat on the kitchen table and watched in wonder.""One summer we worked at the FCA cheerleading camp with middle school girls and Mom danced all the way to the ground. You could hear an audible 'rip' as her pants split wide open down the middle!""Once Mom and I went to the Kennedy Center and talked to each other through the bathroom stalls about our post-meal bloat not realizing that there was a very long line forming in the bathroom and out the door! The truth is, Mom saw it, didn't say anything and started laughing so hard as I walked out of the stall!" 5. Beth Wood "We lived in Stafford but went to school in Nokesville and one morning we were running very late. We were flying down the road in "the Hearse," our old, incredibly long grey station wagon, and we were both distracted when Mom drove very fast over the rail crossing, launching the car, both sets of tires off the ground for a moment! We just looked around, shrugged our shoulders, and continued to on our way!""In fifth grade, my class went on a camping trip and slept in the cabins and on the last night of the trip, Mom came down to chaperone. She kept my cabin up laughing way past lights out and got the girls to engrave their nicknames on the posts. She even had us sneak out and bang on the walls of the boys cabin! She was by far the coolest Mom of the weekend." 6. Kevin McSpadden "There have just been so many instances that one in particular cannot capture. She has taken care of me while caring for others such as Ryan, Old Lady Elizabeth, Gramps and a hundred other needy people. She has always put the poor and needy first. Those are my memories." 7. From All of Us to You Thank you for all the memories, laughter and good times you've shared with us over the years. Most of all, thank you for the time and effort you put into each of our lives. We love you so much and are blessed to have a Mom like you. Happy Mother's Day!