Peoples Gas is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day. The company asked employees to submit pictures and provide a few thoughts about what it means to be a mom.

Here are their words.

“I love being a mom because it is the most rewarding and humbling responsibility to raise a young man with good values in today’s world.” — Polly Eldringhoff, vice president — Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

“‘Mom’ is by far my most treasured role. From pushing three children under 3 in a double-wide stroller, to running with my now-adult children while pushing my granddaughter in a stroller through the snow during a 2.62-mile Thanksgiving fun run, being together as a family brings me immeasurable joy.” — Peggy Kelsey, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary

“Being a mom allows me to offer unconditional love, practice patience and receive joy.” — Alison Castronovo, senior engineer — environmental

“Being a mom is a rewarding experience where you get beautiful memories that will carry you through life. I love spending time with my daughters and getting to experience all their successes while watching them grow into the beautiful individuals that they are.” — Jennifer Polinski, senior corporate governance specialist

“I love being a mom to six children. I got to make my own friends.” — Jeanne Williams, senior commodity specialist — supply chain

“I am so grateful to be Cameron’s mom every single day. He has brought endless joy, laughter and adventure to our family and has shown me just how much I am truly capable of. Since becoming a mom, I view the world with more open eyes and a much fuller heart. Of all the things I’ve done and places I’ve been, nothing has ever been more fun than being with him!” — Christina Pagnusat, director — energy efficiency and business customer engagement

“I love being a mom because of all the love, learning and fun. My sons and my daughter make every day so fun and full. They are all growing and developing new things every day!” — La’Shawn Beasley, executive assistant to director — field operations

”I love seeing his reaction to experiencing new things, his smiling face in the morning, especially when I come home after a long day’s work, and I love that my baby keeps me on my feet and brings out the child in me!” — Maria Marin, customer consultant

“Being a mom is definitely NOT boring — sometimes I’m a lava monster or a human jungle gym or the best hug-giver! I love having the opportunity to teach our kids to be good people, and I love sharing in their pride and joy as they learn and grow.” — Peggy Salvatore, manager — capital planning

“I love everything about being Jordyn and Jakobi’s mom. From teaching them their first words to laughing at every joke and getting to tell them I love them with everything inside of me!” — Samantha Jamerson, complex billing specialist — gas transportation

“I am in awe and inspired by my two adult daughters. It is an amazing and extremely gratifying experience to watch each of them bloom into one of life’s most important roles: Motherhood.” — Sonia Villasenor, employee development coordinator

“The best part of being a Mother is nurturing and watching my children grow and do well. I am the Coach and they are my team. It is the most rewarding personal investment I could ever make.” — Tera Thomas, operations supervisor