Let’s Hear it for Mom!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, the day we honor and give thanks to the one woman who means more to us than any other – Mom.

However, there are some mothers who, quite frankly, stand out a little more, even. If there ever is to be a Mother’s Hall of Fame, these amazing women would certainly be worthy of inclusion – along with your mom, of course.

Like the wife of Feodor Vassilyev, who between 1725 and 1765 in a total of 27 pregnancies, is documented to have given birth to 69 children, including 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

Or Elizabeth Ann Buttle, who gave birth to her first child, Belinda, on May 19, 1956, and her second child, Joseph, on November 20, 1997. That’s 41 years in between diaper service contracts.

And Jenna Cotton, who gave birth to three children on October 2 – one in 2003, one in 2006 and one in 2007 – thus beating the 7.5 in 1 million odds of having three children born on the same date in different years.

Still, as great as these maternal feats were, we all know that there is only one Greatest Mom in the World. So this Mother’s Day, whether it’s with flowers, a phone call, a hug or a prayer, be sure to let your mother know that she ranks above all others.