Giving Thanks for Family
November 23, 2018
In this season of giving thanks, I can’t help but think of how thankful I am for my family. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Along with their continued support, they are a source of inspiration to me.
My dad inspires me to create. He has been building and tinkering with things since before I can remember. In my work, I have adopted his attitude of nothing being impossible. Floral arrangement installations on an arch or suspended from a ceiling require some strategy to stay put and look beautiful. Having seen my dad create and design solutions to problems he runs into, I have the knack to keep trying until I figure it out. I have so enjoyed the projects we have tackled together, from the pergola from scratch in my backyard to the kitchen table in my house.
My mom shows up. Countless days growing up she would drive me all over to dance classes and competitions. No matter the time of day, she would help me with my dreams always with a smile on her face. I look back now and realize how much she sacrificed. When she could have been doing something she wanted, she gave up her weekends for me. She is organized and timely. I am inspired by her dedication to detail and organization. Now, she trades some of her days from dance to flowers. I am so grateful for the time we get to spend together over flowers.
My Better Half
My husband is my biggest support. He is always cheering me on in my endeavors. He doesn’t complain when I need his help, and sometimes even tags along as I take flowers all over The Valley so we can adventure together. Staying up with me on late work nights, we laugh together over old Seinfeld episodes. Life is just sweeter with him in it.
And my dog, Brookie, reminds me to take the time to play. When it is so easy to get caught up in the day to day, taking a break to take a walk or throw a ball is a much needed break.
No family is perfect, and mine is no exception. But I wouldn’t trade them for the world!
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