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Children talk about what makes their moms so special

Whether it’s her smile, the way she gives hugs or the meals she cooks, mothers are special in the eyes of their children.

Megan Holman said one of the things special about her mom is her ability to communicate.

“She is always there to listen to the problems I have,” Megan said.

Megan is one of the many children attending the essential personnel day camp offered at the Purks YMCA.

Lead by YMCA childcare director Dana Tankersley, children from ages 5 through sixth grade have the opportunity to play games, swim and do arts and crafts during the free, day-long program.

This week, the children made Mother’s Day cards to show their appreciation. Some were also willing to share what makes their mothers so special.

Brady Parsons, whose mom works at Mission Primary, said one of the things that makes his mom special is her cooking.

“It tastes good,” Brady said, adding, the meatloaf is his favorite. “She is also nice and loving, and she is a great mom.”

One of the favorite things Brady said he liked to do with his mom is swim in their swimming pool.

Luke Bond said his mom was also a “great cooker” and that she has a cheery disposition.

“She’s an occupational therapist and what I like about her so much is that she is very kind and she is so nice to people and cares about people, and she is so generous,” Luke said.

Watching Netflix, specifically “On My Block,” is one of the favorite things Luke said he liked doing together with his mother.

For Megan, playing with the family pets is one of her favorite ways to spend time with her mom.

“We like to go outside and play with our dogs,” she said. “She is a good animal lover. She has saved a lot of animals and she is really caring.”

Raelynn Marshall said one of the special things about her mother is the way she relates to family and friends.

“She is so nice to people, and she is always happy when she sees people,” Raelynn said. “She always waves at them, and they wave back, and she is nice to our mamaw and papaw.”

Raelynn said her favorite things to do with her mom include playing with Legos and reading books.

Edward Knight likes practicing soccer and cooking with his mom.

He is also proud of her.

“She is probably the best worker at her job,” Edward, whose mother works at Regions Bank, said.

And she is special because “she takes care of me, she gives me an allowance, she feeds me and she loves me.”

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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