Each year American Mothers honors motherhood by naming State Mother of the Year and National Mother of the Year®.
Jessi Sanborn of Creighton is honored as 2019 Nebraska Merit Mother by the American Mothers of Nebraska.
Sanborn and Erin Konechny of Lincoln, this year’s State Mother of the Year, were invited to a Recognition Ceremony in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol Building on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. The event was hosted by American Mothers of Nebraska.
Escorted and introduced by Senator Timothy Gragert, Sanborn’s achievements were applauded by an audience of association members and her family and friends. Following the ceremony, the Nebraska Mothers Association held a luncheon at the Nebraska Governor’s Mansion, with Governor Pete Ricketts as guest speaker.
Jessica grew up wanting to be a lot of things, everything from a newspaper editor to a pharmacist to a musician. Ironically, she grew up to be none of those things, but instead God led her to be a wife, mother, dentist, and wellness advocate. Life is unpredictable in the most amazing way.
Though being a mother was not something she grew up dreaming of, like a lot of little girls do, it is the title she is most proud of these days. Becoming a mother completely shifted her focus. Her girls are the center of both her and her husband’s worlds. She believes in raising compassionate and generous kids and takes that into account for every action. Jessica knows that no matter what her girls grow up to be, the thing that will make them the most successful is having love and service as some of their highest values.
Her parenting philosophy centers are two principles that she and her husband believe strongly in--loving God with all we are and loving our neighbors as ourselves. In order to truly fulfill both principles, her girls need to love themselves first. They strive to have them know that they are valued and loved, even when they act up or disobey. They instill this in order for them to have a high self-worth. Knowing that they are loved no matter what, is meant to empower them to do great things and not fear failure.
Jessi currently owns and operates her own dental office in Creighton, NE.
Jessi is mom to two young daughters: Samantha, age 4, and Madeline, age 2. She started the Creighton chapter for MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) and currently acts as the program coordinator. This has been the organization that has made one of the most significant impacts in her as a person, as a mother, and also on other mothers in her community. She is also a member of Creighton’s Economic Development Board, the Creighton Development Corporation and The Creighton Chamber of Commerce. Jessi also assists with her local church youth program.
Another organization that she is involved in that has greatly impacted her and her community is Teammates. It is a youth mentoring program with no agenda. Her role as a mentor is to simply spend time with her mentee on a regular basis.
American Mothers, Inc.®is committed to valuing mothers through service and education and has been #MomStrong since 1935. As the official sponsor of Mother’s Day and the Mother of the Year®, American Mothers is the voice of 85 million mothers in America.
Honoring the mission of the organization founders Eleanor Roosevelt, Sara Delano Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, JC Penney, and Norman Vincent Peale, American Mothers is dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and children in the US and around the world.
For more information on the Nebraska Association of American Mothers, contact State Association President, Lanae Tryon via email email@example.com. To nominate a special mother in your life, visit www.AmericanMothers.org. Nominations open on Mothers Day 2019.