Mother of the Year

After dozens of entries, the Herald-Guide chooses Destrehan mom Rae Pfeifer as our Mother of the Year

By Heather R. Breaux

May 07, 2008 at 2:24 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

When the Herald-Guide went on the hunt for St. Charles Parish’s Mother of the Year, we had no idea just how many great moms call our parish home.

Dozens of entries flooded our mailboxes, but only one story and one mother touched our hearts enough to be chosen as the winner.

The 2008 Herald-Guide Mother of the Year is not only heralded as a wonderful mother, wife, sister and friend, but a true inspiration to all who read her story.

Nominated by her sister, Michele St. Pierre we crown Destrehan resident and Montz native Rae Madere Pfeifer as St. Charles Parish’s Mother of the Year.

Here’s the winning entry:

I would like to nominate my sister Rae Madere Pfeifer for the Mother-of-the-Year award.

She is a 29-year-old mother of three. Rae is deaf and has overcome many challenges in her life, including the loss of her mother at age 16.

Her children are Emma Grace - 4 1/2 years old, Isabella Skye - 3 years old and Ashton Blake - 9 months old.

Rae has the blessing of being a stay-at-home mom, which allows her to teach her children first-hand basic fundamentals, good manners and how to be strong independent children.

Rae is a very kind, devoted and loving mother. She is the kind of mother who puts her family first and does whatever it takes to make sure they are all happy, safe and healthy.

She puts their wants and needs first before her own. She is also becoming their first best friend, too.

Whenever Emma comes home from school, Rae is waiting by the door to hear all about her day.

She is there to listen, calm her down, give great advice and prepare her for another day back at school AKA “pre-k drama central.”

I say she is very protective ... like the lioness protecting her cubs with everything she's got.

Rae teaches her children that life is a learning experience, not just in school or at home but all the time.

She reminds them to stand up for what they believe in, to stay strong and hold their own ground as well as not to worry about what others think or say about them.

She also reminds them to help others who are in need and who are less fortunate than they are.

Rae is not just a great, motherly role model in voice, but also by showing them through her own actions as well.

She is a very lovable person in the community. Please consider Rae, my sister, a very devoted mother, wife and best friend for your mother-of-the-year award.

Thank You,

Michele Madere St.Pierre

In edition to being featured in the the Herald-Guide and honored as one of St. Charles Parish’s best moms, Pfeifer is the recipient of the Clay Pot’s Mother’s Day flower bouquet, a Foxy Lady gift certificate and a complimentary manicure and pedicure at Vous Salon & Spa in Paradis.

The Herald-Guide would like to once again congratulate Pfeifer on being chosen as the Herald-Guide’s Mother of the Year and thank our sponsors for their generous donations.




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