Back when I was newly married, I had a job taking orders for national florist. (By the way, worst job ever, but not the point.)
Before this job, I always thought that Valentine's Day would be the busiest time of year for florists and flower shops. But, turns out, it's not.
It's Mother's Day.
Because not everyone has a significant other, but everyone has a mother.
My mom is spectacular.
She's the one who told me my kids wouldn't hate me if I wasn't there every minute of their lives. She's given me so much support during the years.
And the fact that she has been there when I need her is amazing. Because I come from a big family.
And when I say big, I mean "could have our own TLC show" big.
But even with all the "competition" for her time and attention, none of us ever felt slighted. She was always there when it mattered.
Now that I am just keeping my head above water with my own small family, I appreciate everything she does even more.