It was an early Mother's Day present some local moms will never forget. Saturday, many incredible women were honored for being San Diego's 50 Best Moms.

Time Warner Cable hosted the award luncheon at the Hyatt in La Jolla.

The winning mothers were nominated by their children who had to write essays explaining why their mom was one of San Diego's 50 best. More than 3,000 essays were submitted this year. Each of San Diego's 50 best moms has an amazing story to share.

"We have a mom that has a brain tumor. We have a mom that has cerebral palsy. We have moms who have just overcome diversity and emigrated here from other countries and are just spectacular mothers," said Tiffany Lynch, Community Relations Manager of Time Warner Cable.

The moms took home a bag full of goodies and three deserving students won Sony Vaio computers for writing the best essays.

In the elementary school division, fourth grader Olivia Deroche from Sage Canyon Elementary School.

Middle school winner was Evan Reider, from Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School.

Finally, in the high school category, the winner was 11th grader Jesse Vargas from Santana High School.