It’s very nearly mothers day, and when thinking about what I wanted to share, I concluded that I wanted to just say a few words about how all the moms of the world make me feel. To that end, my dear friend and incredibly talented floral designer Leah of Bespoke Occasions just had a delightful baby named Ben Bloom. And I happen to have some beautiful images of her work that I’d like to share. So let’s call this a wee ode to her and her amazing creativity. You need to go scope out her work stat, because it’s magical, and she knows her shit! She has given me so much advice and inspiration on growing my garden (not to mention actual cuttings) all the way to visiting garden stores with me 24 hours prior to giving birth. And at the recent loss of my grandma, she showed up on my doorstep with my grandma’s favorite flower. Talk about the fixins for being an incredible mom.
But also to all moms… from the newest moms that are still getting the hang of it to the ones who have moved way past mom into grandma and even great-gran territory. To our very own Shelby who juggles her two wacky girls who go to two different schools and have totally different activity interests, and whose birthdays fall within a week of each other. And still manages to make time for helping our clients have the best day ever. To my dear friends who have struggled with becoming moms with all kinds of different journeys and incredible challenges. Or for my dear friends who have lost their moms and for whom mother’s day is really difficult. To my patient and encouraging sister who made me an auntie by giving birth to my very favorite human, Logan. To all my inspiring friends that demonstrate that there’s not one way to be a mom, and that motherhood can be whatever you want it to be.
And finally, the biggest shout out to my own mum, who is an incredible human. Who sacrificed so much to give us opportunities and love and growth and happiness, and who is unchallenged (even by my husband) as my absolute number one fan. I love her so stinkin’ much! I’m so proud of her, and so proud to be hers. I love you, mama.