Mother’s Day

#PositivelyPowerstories – May 5, 2020 – Episode 5

Powerstories Theatre stages true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide.

Each week we will share 10 submissions or more from our neighbors around the city, country, and globe. Please enjoy all the stories that bring a smile to our faces and joy to our hearts. To send us your own story, visit   to complete our form and upload your own work.

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Video Submitted by Sophia Fuller

Sophia shares her Motherhood Manual.

She is the granddaughter of Mary Bernadette, the title role in past Powerstories production, Bernadette’s Bravo.

  • Saint Louis, MO

Video Submitted by Patricia Gunthman

Before I came home, I was on contract with Disney Cruise Line as a Character Performer and Dancer. I loved working for Disney through the Disney College program and fell in love with my role as a Character Performer at Walt Disney world so I auditioned for DCL and was on contract until the current situation in the world right now. If it wasn’t for my mom taking me to my first Disney audition in 2018, I wouldn’t have achieved my goals!

  • Tampa, FL

Story Submitted by Sheri Whittington

I remember… I remember the crack of light coming through the front door, and the blast of the bright orange porch light as she threw it on when she knew it was us. We often arrived in the wee hours of the morning after a twelve-hour drive. I remember she would always wait up for […]

Story Submitted by Deborah Bostock-Kelley

I remember my first Mother’s Day. We never tried to get pregnant because it was, pretty much, not on the table for me. An exploratory surgery removed damage and revealed a uterus with multiple defects. Safely carrying to full-term would be both high-risk and very unlikely. Married almost two years, I had settled into my […]

  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Gabby Sobarzo

  • Surprise, AZ

Video Submitted by Fran Powers

Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer is the musical I wrote honoring my Mother and Father. In the final scene, Mom and Dad, played by Lisa and Omar Negron, sing of “the sweet life.” Love you Mom. Love you Dad. Francis Clare Taylor – Daughter number four.

  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Leah Crowe


  • St. Charles, MO

Video Submitted by Emily Whittington

Here’s some ~rusty~ guitar playing as a Mother’s Day gift for my kind, wonderful, generous, and beautiful mom! You’ve given me the world and you taught me how to be a good person and to be accepting of everyone and that is the greatest gift. You always root for us in whatever we set our minds to and have taught us to believe in even our wildest dreams. I’m sad I couldn’t be with you today but can’t wait to see you and your new puppy again soon. Thanks for always being a night owl with me and staying up to watch SNL and The Office and for being there for me always.

  • Tampa, FL

Story Submitted by Jackie Walker

My Mom was a beautiful angel inside and out! Her friends gravitated to her smile and beauty in giving. I am an only child and she was my very best friend. We could be together every day and as soon as we got home we would call each other to chat and say just “One […]

Video Submitted by Sarah Ferrer

This is my story in musical form for #positivelypowerstories movement, and a gift to my beautiful mother on Mother’s Day. She embodies the overall message behind these lyrics, and in her Beingness, reminds me to as well. I love you, Mom!

  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Stefanie Coren Marotta


  • Odessa, FL

Video Submitted by Paige Lewandrowski


  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Maddie Levine

Maddie sends Mother’s Day wishes to her mom. “I made a short video for my mom to celebrate Mother’s Day while in quarantine!”

  • Tampa, FL

Story Submitted by Janet Scaglione

HAPPY MOTHERS By Janet Scaglione, Ph. D. May 13, 2012 I write this from the other side of carpools and travelling soccer teams, and more than 10 years past PTA, science fair projects, and girl scouts. I am well beyond the perils of being up way past “bedtime” because the book bag with the homework […]

  • Tampa, FL

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Episode 6 – Coming May 12