Early Intervention Program Coordinator, Wendy Chaychuk, Adult Education Coordinator Heather MacAskill and staff at the Community Resource Center planned a ‘Mother’s Day Plant a Pot’ event.
A small group met at the former RCMP building back parking lot to decorate their flower pots. For a $25 registration fee, parents and children were given guidance on painting a flower pot, sealing the masterpieces, filling the pots with dirt and planting a perennial flower to keep.
All supplies were provided, including gardening gloves. Juice and cookies were a sweet bonus. Most moms watched from the sidelines, observing their children freely paint designs, print their name or blob spots here and there on the gardening pots.
Melissa Bignell, Yolanda Martin, and Amber Mayuk were three moms among the group partaking in the special day. They were asked, ‘Why do you love being a mom?’
Mellissa Bignell is very busy with daily activities with children; three year old Xander, one year old Braxton and six week old Ava.
“I love being a mom. It’s probably the best thing in the world. No day is ever boring with three kids under the age of three,” said Mellissa. Her and husband Chris have no big plans for Mother’s Day, simply ‘just hanging out with family.’
Yolanda Martin, loves being a mom, especially when she sees her eight year old daughter Ashley succeed at something she’s struggled with.
“I have to say that being a mom is one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Yolanda.
Amber Mayuk said she loves being a mom. Her and Jason have two kids, three year old Emma and four month old Cael.
“Being a mom is the most challenging and rewarding job I have ever had, I wouldn’t trade places with anyone! I love being a mom because it’s amazing watching our kids grow up and seeing life through their eyes.
It amazes me every day, every single stage. Emma talks so much and has an amazing little personality. I see myself in her a lot of the time (some good, some bad) and my little boy is the most amazing, sweetest little guy ever, he is always so happy and content!” said Amber.
A typical day in Amber’s life; after breakfast consists of playing at the park, doing crafts or just cuddling on the couch, watching movies.
“My life revolves around my children. They come first in everything I do, every single day,” she said.
Mother’s Day is going to be a laid back day for Amber and her family, just playing and enjoying each other’s company, no cleaning – especially for Mom on Sunday.
The sun was shining for the event, and the rain started just as the project was completing, a little extra watering for the new plants. As the famous quote goes, “Bloom where you are planted.”
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