Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recognition… {sunday snapshot}


We don’t need it- praise… but it’s always nice to get.  I haven’t blogged much about my work and I’ve been hesitant to post this, but I should for memory’s sake, it’s a big part of my/our lives, I’ve really enjoyed my job and helping others.  A few days ago when I opened my email, there were two personal notes- one from my supervisor who oversees 60+ designers throughout 5 states, congratulating on my sales & closing rate, job well done, she says “you’re hot girl!, keep up the great work”.   And one from the Director of Sales acknowledging my work and thanking me for being part of their team and their top designer in the state I’m sure that fluctuates.  It was nice and personal.  I know I’ve been blessed with this position and I’m grateful every day, especially with the economy the way it is my heart goes out to those out of work right now.  What makes this work is not letting it neglect my family, they come first.  It’s been nice to make my own schedule and work around their schedule.  I love being a mom to 5, wife to 1, and designer to many.  I have a short business trip next week, looking forward to going with a good friend & colleague from design school.   It’s packed full of great seminars, product updates, meeting other designers, etc.  Thanks Paul for holding down the fort at home and being so supportive, you and the kids will be missed!  

As a mom, the rewards often come later in life.  You don’t get raises, pats on the back, business perks, public recognition for doing the most important, most rewarding and hardest job out there.  The rewards seem to come a later…

For me, it’s seeing your son work 2 jobs over the summer saving for college, as I look back at the beginning of his high school years when he had no interest in attending college.   Grown up.  When seeing your fifteen year old (he’s now 16) want to date like his buddies are, but adhere to family rules (& church standards) to wait until you’re 16.  Good example.  When seeing your 12 year old get clobbered on the football field but bounce right back and thank you for letting him play.  His first year of tackle, he loves it- yikes.  And seeing your daughters rock the soccer field even though they’re the smallest on the team, but step back to make sure their teammates have a chance.  This makes it all worth it, the piles of laundry, dirty dishes, occasional loud music, drum & guitar practice (teenagers), and car pooling everywhere. 

Sending some mommy perks… pats on the back and big hugs to the wonderful moms that do so much for their families (can’t leave out the hard working dads!)


DSC00923DSC00924DSC00959  A few pics from July, I have some summer catching up to do.

Fun design post next- Parade of Homes favorites.

Ni Hao Y'all

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leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Thanks for those beautiful words about motherhood. It helps me.

Also, I know you were not asking for this, but Good job andyway. You deserve a big pat on the back for being a mom and a designer. :)

Tammy said...

Great post! Parenting is the hardest job out there!~ Great pictures of Sophie and Sage.

Stefanie said...

I am so glad you decided to share about the wonderful words from your supervisor!! Way to go!! And yes, it is a blessing to have a job (especially one you love!) these days. So wonderful that you are doing so well.. and, even more so, that your kiddos are doing so well :)
Happy Sunday, Dianne!

Shasta said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your blog. You have a beautiful family!

Daisy Dreams said...

So nice to hear nice words from your employer! It's something that employees so seldomly hear; it's usually only the negative stuff we hear about. Way to go!

D2 said...

A week late, sorry. And YIKES! You have spam comments on a family blog. So so annoying.

Anyway - the way our society values greed and financial success and devalues the people who matter the most - parents and teachers who care for the next generation - is sad, really sad.

I'm glad you got some recognition at work (that's always awesome) and I know over the next 50 years you will get tons and tons of recognition for a job well done as a mom.

Danny & Lindsay said...

cute pictures diane, we sure miss you guys!

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