LISTENERS SPEAK: Audience reactions

"After the show, I went home and wrote down my own story."

"That was such a genuine way to celebrate and honor

motherhood and Mother's Day."

"We (my daughter, mother, and I) go each year.

It's our Mother's Day tradition now!"

"I cannot get over how brave these people are, reading their stories, in front of so many people. It makes me think about

what I would say about my own mom!"

"I saw the show its first year, and thought about a story... and then saw the call for auditions the following winter.

What I wrote down seemed to want to come out for years."

"I wanted to write a story to honor my wife. She's been gone for a while, now, but my kids appreciated having this story written down."