Happy Mother’s Day from Botanical PaperWorks!

I was so touched after talking to one of my coworkers this week. Her name is Selam, and she’s getting married in just over a week. While we were chatting, I asked her if she was getting excited about the wedding. Naturally, she said yes, but she also had another reason for excitement–her mom is going to be at the wedding. This is common for most people, but for Selam it’s different. She hasn’t seen her mom in seven years, and she’ll be here visiting for the next three months! So amidst all the wedding excitement, they’ll be able to celebrate their first Mother’s Day together in a really long time. Needless to say, I instantly teared up, and got goosebumps too.

Selam inspired me to ask my other coworkers to share what they love most about their mom, and share a photo if they had. Here’s what I heard:

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My mom gave me an amazing chance at life, by bringing my family to Canada from Hong Kong when we were young. The opportunities I’ve had here have been wonderful, and I’ve been able to pursue my passion: drumming. I wouldn’t have gotten that there, and for that, I’m forever grateful.

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One thing that I love about my Mom is that she sees life through “anything is possible” glasses. From pouring plaster of paris into rubber gloves to make a large hand to creating our own pinatas, nothing was ever too crazy, too messy or too difficult for my Mom. If she didn’t know how to do it, she helped us figure it out. I have to thank my Mom for raising us this way because she blessed us with a wonderful childhood and handed down to us an optimistic attitude for life.

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This is my mom, Teri, and I on my wedding day. What I love most about Mom is that she’s always happiest when her kids are happy. What a great mom.

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Me (Amber)
This is a photo of (a very young) me, my mom, my baba, and great-baba (and my Cabbage Patch doll, Dodie). What I love about my mom is her strength, determination, and ability to see humor in (just about) anything. She has always stood up for herself and what she believes in, and has taught my brother and I to do the same. I respect her so much.

We hope you are all having a wonderful day with your moms, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! (We hope you all got plantable Mother’s Day gifts!)


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