We are proud to honor our hardworking mothers this Mother's Day, May 9th. In celebration of the love and joy that motherhood brings, we have asked a few of our mothers at The Bank of Austin to share words of wisdom they have learned from their own mothers, lessons they have learned from their children, and their best piece of advice for fellow mothers.
“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” —Lance ConradPATTI WILSON
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
First, I have learned that motherhood has been the most insecure, unprepared, and impossible time for me. However, it has been one that has given me the most growth, the most fun, and the deepest love I have ever felt. The mountains and valleys are plentiful but the journey is more than enough. It is a gift. The other thing is that I have learned how to forgive myself, as kids have a way of being a mirror that is not always pleasing to see. Yet, through their eyes, you can see a whole new world and possibilities to be better.
Executive Vice President, P&C Producer, The Bank of Austin Insurance Group
Be selfless when it comes to family. I always tell her, if I was half the mother she was, I would be proud of myself.
Never judge a book by its cover (but in a positive way).
What true unconditional love really means and looks like. I had no idea how deeply I could love until I had children.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications Director
I learned that there is always a way forward, even if the path is unclear. Take that first step.
Life is about consistency, not intensity.
To give myself the permission to soak up the magic of animals, plants, and seasons of life.