May 11, 2012— -- Stacey Carey, 34, had always dreamed of being a mother, from the time she and her sisters were little girls.
"We always talked about how when we got older, we were going to have kids," Stacey's sister, Ellie, said. "And our kids were all going to be close, and be friends."
After struggling for years with her husband, Brendan, to start a family, Stacey gave birth 11 months ago to premature sextuplets who survived all odds after weighing just around two pounds at birth.
This Mother's Day, "Good Morning America" and chef Emeril Lagasse selected Stacey as a mom to celebrate, one who is a supermom to her older daughter, Julianna, and whose love has kept her magnificent six alive against all the medical odds.
Today on "GMA," Lagasse surprised Stacey at her family's home in the Philadelphia area by showing up at her doorstep and serving her a breakfast of waffles with candied bacon, fresh fruit and a fruit smoothie in a bed on her front lawn.
Also on hand to celebrate Stacey as a mom were the local high school's marching band, her neighbors, her family and the friends who nominated her as a supermom.
"We just love you so much and you've been through so much," friend Colleen DiCandeloro told her. "You're amazing, so Happy Mother's Day."
In addition to breakfast in bed, Lagasse also served Stacey a diaper cake, but a non-edible one she and Brendan can use to help with the hundreds of diapers the family goes through each week.
The Careys also received a $5,000 check and breakfast for a year, all courtesy of the team at Thomas' English Muffins.
"It's unbelievable," Stacey said on "GMA." "I'm a little overwhelmed."