Superman Chris' love knows no bounds as she weathers storms
CHRIS Reed has stood by her family through some tough times.
Her husband Trevor is a Vietnam veteran who, like many of his brothers in arms, has waged a long and debilitating battle with post traumatic stress disorder.
Daughter Sarah is a depression sufferer.
But, as the Reed family has found over the years, a mother's love knows no bounds and Chris, of Veteran, has taken it all in her quiet and loving stride.
Now a mother herself, Sarah has nominated Chris for Protect A Bed's search for Australia's own supermum, which will see the winner treated to a well-deserved holiday where they will finally be able to put their feet up and enjoy quality time with her family.
While she knows she's been nominated, Chris - with her trademark modesty - is wondering what all the fuss is about.
"I just do what any mother would do," she said.
"I'm sure there are other people more deserving."
But Sarah says her mum is one of a kind and is already a winner in her book.
"She has been our rock and our everything," Sarah said.
"No matter what, she will always help you out, no matter the problem or no matter who you are.
"She's helped out anyone that has ever needed her help, whether that is a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, physically or financially."
Sarah said her mum was the toughest person she knew.
"Nothing ever bothers her," she said.
"She takes everything in her stride, especially with dealing with our depression, our darkest days of sadness or anger.
"She's been a live in nurse/carer for my pop before he passed and she did everything for my dad's aunty - from shopping, to taking her to the doctors, to having coffee with her and doing physical work around her house.
"She never has a bad word to say about anyone and she never judges. So many friends and family also think the same of her."
Sarah said there were many reasons why Chris was the greatest mother anyone could ask for.
"But it's hard to put into words what she does, apart from putting everyone else ahead of herself.
"And most importantly, she's my best friend."