From a work standpoint, it is awesome because it’s usually the kickoff weekend for our busy season. Well, as long as the weather cooperates; if we get a weird Mother’s Day snowstorm, that tends to put a damper on people’s enthusiasm for gardening!
But as much as I love my work here at Warner’s, Mother’s Day is an annual reminder that the best job I have is being a Mom to three of the coolest boys I’ve ever met.
(Yes, I’m biased.)
I didn’t truly appreciate my mom and all she did for us until I had kids. That’s probably true for most of us. We just don’t know growing up about the difficulties of parenthood because our moms work SO hard to make our childhoods fun and memorable.
After I became a mother, I understood the stresses and sacrifices that go with the job. Now I try to make sure that I don’t take for granted what my Mom did (and continues to do) for me. I’m also making sure that I savor every minute of watching my sons grow up.
So even when I’ve worked six days straight and am coming home tired and with a headache, if they ask me to go to the park to play football with them, my answer is always going to be yes. I’m determined to create and capture as many memories as I can while they are still kids.
It’s a tough balancing act though – as most of you working mothers know. There’s always this nagging feeling in the back of your mind that one of your two jobs isn’t getting enough attention, that either your family or your work is suffering because of it.
I think maybe the best way to deal with that is to be thankful that your life is so full, do your best, and let go of the guilt.
And remember to thank your mom more often for all she has done for you.
This is going to be a busy weekend and it will be a blast because so many of our customers are coming in for gifts for their moms. It’s super sweet to see.
But I’m also going to take some time to celebrate with my mom and spend Sunday with those three amazing boys who gave me the best job title in the world.
Maybe we’ll plant our veggie garden!
Happy Mother’s Day,