WEST BOUNTIFUL — Angel Christensen has been voted as West Bountiful’s “Mother of the Year” in part due to her “wonderful example of what a mother should be.”
Though Christensen was out of the country as of press time, Julie and Erin Thompson, and Megan Howe, all spoke highly of their friend specifically due to Christensen’s rough circumstances.
In a press release sent to the Clipper by the city, Christensen is a young women’s leader in the local church and works well with many people in the city, even though one of her children is severely disabled.
Of her three boys, the middle one had meningitis as the Christensen’s were moving into their new home roughly five years ago. Because of the amount of care the child needed, she was quickly introduced to the Thompson’s and Howe, who help him along in weekly visits to the house.
“It’s a rough way to get introduced to the neighborhood,” said Thompson. “But she’s a very positive person and does nothing but good things for the neighborhood. She doesn’t let her personal life bother anyone else.”
Always thankful for the communities involvement, Howe said Christensen is “the sweetest, most tender woman I know” and always centers her life around her boys.
“She is always building her children up and looking for ways to show them she loves them,” Howe said. “Whether it’s a picnic in the back yard or broom hockey for their own Olympic Games, Angel is always thinking of her children and what she can do to improve their lives.”
Howe herself has gone through a rough patch, said Julie Thompson, and Christensen has been there to help her just as much as Howe has in return.
“Angel is always there for people,” she said. “She’s been a very significant person for Megan. She lives to her name in every way.”
Aside from being a mom to her own children, Erin Thompson said Christensen is a mother to many kids, even with a busy schedule in front of her on a daily basis.
“She has a crazy busy schedule but if you need something she acts as if she was just sitting at home with nothing else to do,” Erin Thompson said. “She’s willing to help you with anything you need.”