(Diamond) Mike Watson is giving away diamonds to two students who write the best essay to the prompt "Why Mom Deserves a Diamond." Watson's own decades long search for his biological mother led him to begin the contest. (Don Leach, Daily Pilot / January 2, 2015) By Hannah Fry January 2, 2015 Through his decades-long… Continue reading Newport Jeweler’s Contest Honors Moms as a Reflection of His Life’s Journey
As the 22nd annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest nears the end, we are left with awe and wonder. Over 6,000 people came to Gallery of Diamonds jewelers this year to celebrate a mother and child experience. In a showroom that is only 500 square feet, 3,000 kids read their words of love to… Continue reading Where Do We Go from Here?
I remember getting choked up watching and old episode of Uncle Phil, where young actor Will Smith performs a scene showing his hurt when his father makes an excuse to walk out of his life again.This scene touched the hearts of millions of people, including Will Smith himself, whose father abandoned him as a teenager.As… Continue reading Know You are Loved
From the hills of Southern Indiana to the sunny shores of California, my staff has been uniquely recognizing mothers across the country. Since 1993, I had been searching for my birth mother for nearly twenty years, and decided to create a Mother's Day essay contest for kids. The contest would be in honor of my… Continue reading 1998 Diamond Winners