Mother’s Day is a holiday that everyone celebrates – yet it is intensely personal. And while we all love our mothers, there is a special bond formed when we become a parent ourselves. It is as if all the love that our mom showered on us finally comes into focus. At Ah Sam Florist, we are privileged to see – and to celebrate – the very special relationship between moms and their families all year long. For this Mother’s Day, however, we thought we would share a little bit about our stories of motherhood. After all, everyone has a story.
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Stacey Hiraoka, gift buyer and co-owner of Ah Sam Florist, is a mother of two daughters and also mom to a one-year-old Labrador named Stella. Stacey has this to share:
“Why do I love being a Mom? I love watching my kids grow and I enjoy nurturing them to be strong, independent, compassionate women. I love hanging out with my girls, from shopping to skiing to rock concerts – we do it all! My mother, Mayme Leong, inspires me to always be the best I can be. She is a very strong woman and I always appreciate her honesty and wit. She is extremely generous, always offering to help others, and enjoys giving to those who are less fortunate. She also takes very good care of herself both mentally and physically. I sure hope I look and feel as good as my mom when I am her age!”
Mayme Leong, shown above with her daughter and two of her three sons, Shawn and Scott, is a proud mother and grandmother to four grandchildren. Mayme is the owner of Ah Sam Florist.
Team member Sue Smith shared this about being a mother and a grandmother. ” I just love being involved in my kids lives, no matter what it is. I loved sharing my feelings and helping them to be caring children, as well as to grow-up to be responsible and caring parents.” Sue loves spending time with her grandchildren and just being a part of their lives, doing fun things together. It is, she says, “pure joy”.
Diana Filloux, who works in our accounting department, says “My Mom was my best friend and an incredible role model. However, until I became a mother, I never realized the complexity of fulfilling that role. No education or career success can prepare you for, or compare to, being a mother. There is nothing more painful than witnessing your children’s disappointments and not being able to fix them. There is nothing as exhilarating as watching your kids grow and learn, succeed and love. As I face an empty nest this coming year, I know that although there may be distance between us, nothing can change the relationships I have with my children. Like reading a good novel, I can’t wait to see what the next chapters bring in their careers and personal lives. My Mom set an example of savoring every moment with family. My goal is to do the same.
Mother’s Day is more than a holiday, it is a time to celebrate the amazing moms in our lives. At Ah Sam Florist delivers locally throughout San Mateo, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and surrounding communities – and directly to your mother’s home! Call us today.