We Energies is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day. The company asked employees to submit pictures and provide a few thoughts about why they love being a mom.

Here are their words.

“I love being a #BoyMom because I know I am raising them to be good human beings, and the world needs more of them. “ — Jamie Walls, IBEW Local 2150 liaison

“I have had the privilege of witnessing humility in my stepdaughter’s successes and resilience in the difficult trials of life. Her antics keep me grounded and laughing, and her presence helps me to be present. If I had to describe motherhood in one word, it would be ’Joy!’” — Jamie Goudreau, specialist III

“I love being a mom because I get to see the kids implement the things I teach them, and learn from my mistakes and theirs. Seeing them become sweet, loving big kids with empathy, common sense and smarts makes my heart explode daily!” — Jeannette Schultz, designer

“Watching my daughter grow and mature from a little girl to a young woman is incredible. She never ceases to amaze me with her kind heart, strength and intelligence. “— Jennifer Crneckiy, secretary

“I love being a mom because my kids uplift my spirit.” — Juliane Jackson, customer consultant

“I love being a mom because, not only do I work for the company, but both my children do as well. I am so proud of them both and proud that I have instilled in them a great work ethic and sense of independence!” — Julie Schowalter, payroll timekeeper

“This is my first year being a mom. I love spending time with my daughter and learning to be the best mom I can be for her. When I go to work and in everything I do, I have this great new inspiration to do my best. I strive to model that she can do anything she sets her mind to. She has already taught me so much about family, patience and love!” — Katie Schott, senior engineer

“I love being a mom because I know I have someone depending on me, and it pushes me to be the best that I can be.” — Tasha Carter, operations supervisor

“I love being a mother and feel so much pride in how my children have grown to be successful adults and wonderful parents themselves!” — Diana Koeppel, executive assistant

“In our blended family, I am not only a mom to two awesome sons, but also a stepmom to two wonderful daughters. Both roles are so fulfilling, and it has been amazing to see my children grow and develop into their own unique people. Being part of that process has been incredibly rewarding.” — Marisa Dempsey, architect

“I love being a mom. I love my kids’ questions, stories, interests, nicknames and adventures. Three kids born within 22 months of each other is not for the faint of heart, but my kids lift me and never let me get bored.” — Marita Stollenwerk, senior environmental consultant

“I love listening to my daughter dream about her future and when she asks me for advice. It’s an incredible journey, watching her grow up and achieve her goals.” — Nicole Knicker, senior IT infrastructure consultant

“I love being a mom because it has become the most constant and most fulfilling role in my lifetime! My son is such a great gift. His growth has simultaneously assisted me in my growth as a mom, and I am eternally grateful!” — Rochelle Robinson, associate compliance analyst

“I love being a mom because every day is an adventure, and I’m reminded to enjoy all the moments along the journey.” — Tanya Holler Muench, director

“What I love about being a mom is the opportunity to show my daughters and granddaughters what it means to be a great mom and the strength women/moms have in this universe. I appreciate the skills I learned from my mom that I have now passed on to my daughters and granddaughters. I also love the fact that they are using those skills to set standards for themselves and accomplish goals they’ve prepared for themselves.” —Angela Webb, energy service consultant

“I love being a mom because my children share a new perspective of the world daily. We laugh often and love unconditionally.” — Nicole Rayborn, manager