Wisconsin Public Service is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day. The company asked employees to submit pictures and provide a few thoughts about what it means to be a mom.

Here are their words.

“‘Mom’ is by far my most treasured role. From pushing three children under 3 in a double-wide stroller, to running with my now-adult children while pushing my granddaughter in a stroller through the snow during a 2.62-mile Thanksgiving fun run, being together as a family brings me immeasurable joy.” — Peggy Kelsey, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary

“Being a mom is my favorite thing. My children bring the best out of me. They make me be more patient, kind, forgiving and optimistic. Their sense of adventure is contagious, and they remind me to slow down and live in the moment with them.” — Michelle Glynn, director — Wisconsin system operations

“Being a mom allows me to offer unconditional love, practice patience and receive joy.” — Alison Castronovo, senior engineer — environmental

“Being a mom is a rewarding experience where you get beautiful memories that will carry you through life. I love spending time with my daughters and getting to experience all their successes while watching them grow into the beautiful individuals that they are.” — Jennifer Polinski, senior corporate governance specialist

“I love being a mom to six children. I got to make my own friends.” — Jeanne Williams, senior commodity specialist — supply chain

“I love being a mom because it’s the ultimate reward to watch your babies grow up to be real people. These five have helped me become the best version of myself. They are definitely my greatest accomplishments in life.” — Brigette Finger, principal executive compensation and benefits consultant — human resources

“I love being a mom and able to watch these little people grow and learn.  It is so fun to see how excited they get about the small things, really helps keep things in perspective. My kids help motivate me to be a better person every day and very grateful for that.” — Lana Vandervest, senior communications specialist

“I love being a mom. It’s the most rewarding blessing in the world. Now adults, they are both kind, giving, dependable and successful people! They make me so proud!” — Marcia Thompson, manager — Customer Care Centers

“Through all the sleepless nights, dirty diapers, messy rooms and broken bones, I love being your mom. You bring me non-stop excitement, new adventures, new sports to love, and new things to learn. And I love the hugs. Thanks for making me a mom x3 Vonne, Ellen and Jasper!” — Marita Stollenwerk, senior environmental consultant — waste, recycling and disposal

“I love being a mom because I get to share life’s experiences with my daughter and watch her grow into a fabulous young adult. She makes me a better person!” — Sue Morzenti, principal business analyst