|Marlena Schisel and Angie Wickersheim were honored as Mothers of the Year this week in the annual contest sponsored by the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce.|
Schisel was top finisher in the grades six to 12 category on the basis of a letter written by her daughter, Kenzie. Wickersheim won after her daughter, Kailey Buettner, wrote the top entry among kindergarten students through fifth graders.
Runners up were Shannon Schey and daughter Abbigal LaQue, K-5, and Ronnie Haas, daughter Analise Atreman, grades 6-12.
The winning letters follow:
Written By Kailey Buettner
Mother of the Year:
I think my mom is the best because she is very helpful, caring, and loving. I could keep going forever! She has endless love for me and my brother, and wants nothing in return. She is also very, very beautiful and helps me whenever I am stuck and gives me a big push toward the future. She has made me what I am today, and I am proud of that, and it is all thanks to her.
She cares so much for me and my brother. She is also very understanding. She understands all my problems and helps me through them.
I am so thankful to have a mom like her, you have no idea. She is also very kind and treats us equally. I think she deserves Mother of the Year because she works two jobs, has to care for two children, and she is going to school to be a teacher; that is why I think she is the best.
Written by Abbigail LaQue
Dear Chamber of Commerce:
I think my mom is the best because when my puppy ran away she found her. She makes me feel better when I am sad. She helps me with my homework. She plays with me when nobody else will. She makes jewelry with me. She makes me breakfast.
When I am with my mom, she makes me feel happy and safe. Every day she picks me up from school. She helped me train my puppy. She helped me take care of my puppy. That is why I think she should win.
Written by Kenzie Schisel
My mom is the best because she is the most amazing, beautiful, supportive, and super thoughtful mother anyone could ask for. Even though she is not my biological mother that does not matter to me; all that matters is that she was there for me at day one and still is. I donít know where I would be without her. She understands me like no one else. She is there for me and my two sisters just to talk when we are down or need a smile. She makes us better people just in general with her positive attitude.
Four months ago my baby brother, Castan, passed away from HLHS, a rare heart defect, that occurs in one out of every five thousand babies born a year. He was down in Milwaukee Childrenís Hospital, and that is where she was day in and day out, by his side. That is what moms are supposed to do, be there for their kids in time of need, and she was.
She always made time for me and my two sisters even when she was down in Milwaukee taking care of my brother like no one else. She makes our family a whole; she is the one who cooks our meals, washes our clothes, and takes care of us when we are sick and I am very grateful for that. Our family would not be the family that we are today without her. That is why my mom is the best!
Written by Analise Ateman
My mom is the best because she does everything. My mom cleans the house, cooks me food, does my laundry, feeds my animals, takes me places, and loves me!
Another reason my mom is the best, she loves me unconditionally. When she asks me to do something, I usually make a big deal about it and she ends up doing it even though she has done it six times already. When I am having a bad day she sits down with me and listens through it all, even though I rarely do it for her. When I have an attitude she does not say anything and just takes it. Sometimes she gets mad and yells but a couple minutes later she will come and apologize. She shares/gives us stuff but we do not share/give her anything. My mom basically drops everything for me ALL the time yet I wait until the last minute to do chores and stuff she asks.
Last, she is just plain awesome. My mom lets my friends come over even if she does not like them. She takes me to friendsí houses even if it is the worst winter day ever. When I am all alone, she will come by me and keep me company. If I call her at midnight, she will come pick me up right away. She gets me stuff ALL the time for nothing. My mom has the best personality ever.
In conclusion, I would be lost without my mom. My house would not be clean, I would not have any clean clothes, all of my pets would die, I would not have food, and no one to be there for me. I think she should get recognition for what she does and to know I am grateful for everything.
Daughter, Abbigail LaQue and mom, Shannon Schey second place, K-5; daughter, Kenzie Schisel, and mom, Marlena Schisel, first place, grades 6-12; and daughter, Kailey Buettner, with mom, Angie Wickersheim, first place, K-5.