It was fun to ask our team members what they think of when we say “Mom”. For me, the first word that pops up is patience. My mom has six children, and I’ve never seen her flip her lid of spilled milk or blink an eye when one of us called from college upset or in a parenting nightmare… she is calm. She is patient.
When I asked Justin for his thoughts, he said “Mom’s home cooking.” Momma Sheffield must have made some fine meals for the four Sheffield kids. We know around the shops that Bill was a really good cook, too!
But one of my favorite stories is right here in this shop. Zoe has been working at Ashland Addison Florist since she was a teenager! She loves flowers, creative design and has a place in her heart for our customers like no one else. She knows their names, their family members, their special occasions. She has cared for them over the phone through hard times and life’s celebrations. We are lucky enough to have Georgia, her daughter, join our team while she works on her Bachelor’s Degree at Chicago’s DePaul University. We get to see her impressive son, Anthony, as he prepares for West Point in just a few short weeks. We are entertained by her school-aged Luis as he stops by after school and shares his wealth of 1st grade knowledge.
When I asked Georgia what she thought when I said, Mom, she listed: