Pandemic Gives Mother's Day New Meaning

Mother’s Day celebrations will be anything but typical during the COVID-19 crisis.

Expect this Sunday to be quite different as we all continue to shelter-in-place and socially distance. Some of us will go virtual by using video chat. Others may see their mom from a safe, six-foot distance. One way to show love to your mom without seeing her in person is to send her a bouquet of flowers.

"It just spreads so much happiness and is really needed right now," Valerie Ow said.

Ow is the owner of J. Miller Flowers in Oakland.

Florists are looking to get their business back on track this week as people look for ways to send gifts without leaving the house.

"It's been extremely busy," Ow said. "People are at home calling us. They just want to brighten people's days. It's a safe way to send love and really make people happy."

Her daughter, Jacquelin Ow, plans to help her mother out around the shop this Sunday.

Afterwards, they'll have to find other activities to do together at home.

"We go on hikes, usually get our nails done and have relaxing days, but given the whole coronavirus, we're just spending nice quality time together," Jacquelin Ow said.

While this year is more difficult compared to others, Jacqueline Ow said one thing remains the same about the relationship she has with the most special woman in her life.

"Mom, thanks for all you do. You're absolutely the best.”