|Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM|
This week at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Michelle Jordan, owner of Dewberry Press, was officially named "Mother of the Year" for Texas, by American Mothers Inc.!
This is a great honor, as AMI has a long history of working to improve the lives of children and families in the US and around the globe, through activism and membership at the United Nations.
As part of the vetting process for this award, Michelle received letters of recommendation from community leaders and organizations per her ongoing work for kids and the environment. Being very practical, Michelle did not attend the AMI convention in NYC this week, saying it was "too fussy" and "in direct contrast with the lifestyle required to be a good mother in the first place." However, she feels very honored to be in the company of such amazing women and to be recognized by such a prestigious/valuable organization.
Michelle was honored earlier this month at a ceremony by the Texas Chapter of AMI in Austin, Texas, where her youngest daughter shared with those in attendance her reasons for nominating her mother. During the ceremony, an essay by her eldest daughter was read, and Michelle was presented with letters and proclamations of support by Texas Governor Rick Perry, US Senator John Cornyn, and Mayor of her hometown in Pflugerville, Texas, Jeff Coleman.
Michelle is a writer for Dewberry Press under the pen name "Doad Michaels". Super awesome, Doad!