CARIBOU, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Over the years, there have been plenty of 'proud mom moments' for Senator Collins' mom, Pat.

Even though she is thrilled that Senator Collins will remain in the Senate - Mrs. Collins says she hopes her daughter can find a little time to her self during the rest of her term.

"I thought she should stay, and I'm delighted that she made that decision," she said. "At the same time, I know it was very hard for her because she likes being in Maine and she feels very sympathetic to the problems that we have here."