What makes your mother special?

For an upcoming Mother’s Day section, tell us why Mom deserves to be celebrated. Share a special story or memory; photos accompanying the submission are also welcome. Each submission must be 400 words or less and received by May 2. Send to OBSERVER Lifestyles Editor Diane Chodan at dchodan@observertoday.com or mail to 10 E. Second St., Dunkirk, NY 14048.