Canyon Lakers honor their mothers


To help celebrate Mother’s Day, The Friday Flyer invited Canyon Lake residents to honor their mothers or the mother of their children by sharing a favorite memory or a lesson learned.

Ora Peterson

Well, Mom is in her 80s and I’m in my 60s. We’ve been through a lot. She still tells me what to do; little helpful tidbits. I use to resent it but now I’m older and wiser. I’m so glad she loves me enough to pass on her wisdom, like to wear a hat in the sun, to use sunscreen and eat smaller portions. She always has wonderful cooking tips and remembers to pray and be always be thankful. I love you, Mom. Thank you never seems enough.

Janelle Liem

Dorothy Costlow

Dorothy Costlow

Mumzie you mean the world to us as the matriarch of the family. The world is a better place because you are here and your love for us is contagious. Thank you for being who you are and showing us that love is the best way to start every day. We love you and are glad that you are here with us after 92 years. Happy Mothers Day.

David and Leslie Netting

Valerie Hernandez with daughters Maya and Vivian

Valerie Hernandez

This lady is a reflection of my mother, Dolores, who would do anything for their kids under any circumstance. I admire both of these ladies especially for their love of family and all the people’s whose lives they touched and still do today.

Robert Gallegos

Jill Torkelson

Jill Torkelson

I love my mother for the following reasons. She is kind, she is beautiful, she is strong, she is forgiving, she is funny, she is my mom and she is my best friend. Happy Mother’s Day and happy birthday mommy. Love, your peanut pumpkin head.

Lindsay Torkelson

Carol Burnett with daughter Kellie Welty

Carol Burnett

What is a mother? Is there a word, a single word that could sum it up? I don’t think so. If I had to pick though, I would say love. I have had the best champion, cheerleader, teacher, mentor and sometimes butt kicker a person could ask for. My mom is my very best friend and I can’t imagine living one day on this earth without her. She stands by me, even when she doesn’t always agree with me. She holds my hand when I need support and she shares in all my successes, both big and small. I couldn’t ask for a better mother.

Kellie Welty

Diana Whiteside with children Justin and Katie and granddaughter Emma

Diane Whiteside

Mom, thank you for all your wisdom and grace you have given us throughout these years, we are so blessed to have such an amazing mom. Hope this Mother’s Day is as beautiful as you are. We love you.

Justin and Katie

Maureen Kaczmarski with daughter Amie

Maureen Kaczmarski

I love you, Mother. I can always depend on you for words of wisdom (or at least opinion) when I feel lost. I respect that our relationship has grown so that sometimes I come to you for help, and sometimes you come to me.

I appreciate the love you have inspired for me for the finer things in life, whether its cheese, a hot cup of tea, a good book, or a cuddly blanket. Nothing can be better when life’s all awry, except perhaps your company.

Thank you for being a silly and joyful person when the time is right for it. Happy Mother’s Day to you. I hope to share a cup of tea with you soon, cheers!

Amie Kaczmarski

Joan Yapp with daughters Janice and Jayme and granddaughters Kinsley and Keely

Joan Yapp

We love that our mom is not only our mom but is also our best friend.

Janice Hoffman and Jayme Malone

Kiley Kanehe

Kiley Kanehe

I honor my mom for her always being there for our family when we need it. She’s always there to talk to or just spend time with if you need a friend. She deserves so much credit for what she does for us and others. My mom spends her spare time with me and my siblings, helping with my softball, entertaining my little brother and doing makeup and other things with my little sister. So happy Mothers Day Mom, we all love and honor you for everything you do for us.

Kala Meyer, 13

Leslie Netting with daughters Tessa and Kelsey

Leslie Netting

We love our mother for the following reasons. She is our light, our rock, our role model, our superhero, our best friend and the most incredible mother in the entire world. Thank you, Mom, for everything you do for us, we appreciate you more than you know, cherish the moments we spend together as a family and will always be there for you if you need us. We love you, we love you, we love you so much. Love, your Pachinsky Burger and Puffy Cheeks

Tessa and Kelsey Netting

Diane Libring with husband Steve and Danielle Libring, John Kennedy, Brittani Libring, Jason Libring and Ashley Libring

Diane Libring

Happy Mother’s Day to our mom. We love you so very much and are so lucky to have such an amazing mom who has always loved us and had our backs. Thank you for always reminding us that no matter what life brought our way, this too shall soon pass. You reminding us of this helped support us through all of life’s tribulations and that with the strength of the Lord behind us, there’s nothing we can’t overcome. You are such a role model to us with your heart for the people and animals around you and willingness to serve others. You were there throughout every moment of our lives and couldn’t have asked for a better mother than you. We better understand what it means to walk with Jesus through your shining example. You bring light to our lives and those around you. We love you very much.

Danielle, Brittani, and Jason Libring

Tammy Lee with Noah Geier

Tammy Lee

I respect my mom because she is superwoman raising four girls on her own. I don’t thank God enough for blessing me with an angel for a mother.

Deanna Geier

Kathy Faught with daughter Debbie and granddaughter Alyssa

Kathy Faught

I love, honor and admire my mother for all the following reasons and so many more. My mom Kathy Faught has always been my biggest supporter in everything I have done. She taught me so many life lessons growing up and because of her love and guidance, I have raised an amazing daughter. She taught me respect, morals, and good family values. My mom is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, she is very crafty and is always there for friends and family. I am lucky to call her my mom and so lucky her and my dad moved to Canyon Lake years ago to be closer to my family. Even after all these years, we still enjoy weekly dinners with my parents, fun activities and traveling. We are very lucky for her love and support. I am looking forward to showing her my appreciation with our traditional Mother’s Day brunch at the Lighthouse Restaurant. My mom has made me a better person and I know she is always there for me and vice versa. I am honored to call her my mom.

Debbie Cocanour

Sue Schima with daughter Jessica

Sue Schima

I love my mother for the following reasons. She is my best friend, my nerve calmer, storyteller, hand holder, supporter, healer, cheerleader, teacher, broken heart fixer and all around amazing mom who has given me the greatest life. You are celebrated, loved and adored every day. I am blessed. I love you Mom, Happy Mother’s Day.

Jessica Schima

Jai’lani Boshard with daughters Rebecca and Ryann

Jai’lani Boshard

We love and respect our mom for always cleaning up after us and she deals with us being slobs too. She would give us the shirt off her back if we needed it. She actually gave me her leggings that she was wearing one time when I got my pants wet. She is the world’s best mom. She is an incredible mom and we love her to the moon and back. Dylan loves you to Mom.

Rebecca and Ryann Boshard,
14 and 10 years old’


Kelly Welty with husband Dale and children Allison and Nic

Kellie Welty

Mom, thank you for being my greatest gift in life. I love you so much. Happy Mothers Day. Love, Allison. No one can be as selfless as you, as sacrificing as you and as understanding as you. Lots of love and good wishes for Mothers Day from your son. Love, Adam. I want to wish my beautiful wife a Happy Mother’s Day and thank her for being such a wonderful mom and loving wife. Love, Dale.

Allison and Adam McNaughton and Dale Welty

Lisa with daughter Taylor

Lisa Ogden

I want to honor my mom because she is the most kindhearted, smart and beautiful woman that I have ever met. She has taught my brother and me all of our best qualities. While everyone believes their mom is the best, ours actually takes the spot. We look up to her everyday. Te quiero mucha y gracias por todas sus cosas que naces para nosotros.

Taylor Ogden

Devra Emerson with sons Knox and Steele

Devra Emerson

Our mom is kind, loving, sweet, pretty and caring to us. We love her.

Knox and Steele Emerson, 
seven and four years old

Colleen Morison with daughter Lisa Loria

Colleen Morison

I love my mother for the following reasons. She is loving and Kind. She has raised me to be a strong, determined woman. I know she will always be there for me as well as for my own children. She is an amazing mother and grandmother. She is more than my mother, she is my best friend.

Lisa Loria

DeAnna Rotunda with husband Tom

DeAnna Rotunda

My mother has a heart of gold and there is nothing she wouldn’t do for her family. We are so blessed to get to call her mom and Nicholas is so blessed to call her nana. Thank you, Momma, for all that you do. We love you so much. Love Jennifer, Bob and Nicholas.

Jennifer Howell

Michele with son Brandon

Michele Sapp

I may be in college next year but you’ll still be the best mom anyone could have! I know you’ve done the best job any mom could have preparing me to be on my own. No more relying on you for dishes and laundry! I love you for all that you have done and continue to do for me everyday.

Brandon Sapp

Kimberly La Hue

My mother always used to say “you can’t un-ring a bell,” meaning that you can’t take back something once you’ve said it or done it. Although it drove me crazy at the time, it’s now one of my favorite phrases. As an adult, it reminds me to think carefully and mindfully before speaking or acting and reminds me to be respectful in all my relationships.

Britt Nicole La Hue

Esther Villarreal

We love our mother more than words can say. She is a strong, loving, firm lady who has class, beauty and respect. She is giving and always puts her children first. Oh, by the way, she loves casino play. Happy Mother’s Day .

Albert, Veronica and Ron Villarreal

Anita Polzin

My mom is the greatest. She always knows what to say to cheer me up. She also offers really great advice. She is really supportive, especially when I had to decide where to go to college. I love you, Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day.

Erin Polzin, 17