The Malibu Times Mother of the Year

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Mother of the Year Tanya Sahrai with husband Sam and their children, above, Vasily and Yalena. Their daughter Victoria is pictured in inset.

Tanya Sahrai has been chosen to receive The Malibu Times Mother of Year, Rosie Award.

Her husband Sam Sahrai nominated Tanya.

Tanya will received the following from the sponsors of the Mother of the Year Award: four free tickets to “Shrek the Musical” at the Pantages Theatre; free Malibu Hollywood Theatre movie tickets; one bottle each of Malibu Semler Wines/Saddlerock Ranch Wines; one free Eco Auto Spa car wash; dinner for two at Beau Rivage; a free cut and blow dry at Salon at Malibu; and a gift certificate for the Blue Barn.

Following are Sam Sahrai’s words, as to why he believes his wife is worthy of the award.

“Tanya from the very beginning of her motherhood journey has maintained her focus that she has an incredible responsibility to instill faith, character, duty and a moral compass within our two daughters and son. She has honored them as people even though they are children, and she knows them as individuals and their unique talents. She has maximized her opportunities to teach them about many aspects of life and has used difficult moments to direct back to their faith and their character.

She believes, as I do, that her greatest legacy she will leave behind in this world is the character of the children we raise.

Tanya works hard to instill good values so our children have the roots needed to thrive in this world when it is time for them to move on from her care.

She has been trying hard to teach our oldest daughter just turning into teen-age years to build the confidence to think on her feet and work through life’s challenges with the qualities she has instilled in her.

She realizes that life is never easy and raising good children is incredibly difficult even without the challenges that get layered on. So she is committed to do the best she can to instill good values and foundation in our children to raise their chances to meet their potential as they grow up.