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Working mom enjoys her little lovebug son

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Working mom enjoys her little lovebug son

Christina Thurner and her son, Denny McGinnis Jr., pose for a picture at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

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POSTED May 10, 2013 1:49 a.m.

If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she’d spend every waking minute with her baby boy.

But, unfortunately, it’s the real world. And people have to work in order to keep the lights on and put food on the table.

So she makes the best of it.

When she isn’t working she pays closer attention to the strides that he makes. She relishes every smile, every giggle, every sound. She focuses on everything that she possibly can while he’s young because she knows that time is fleeting and she’ll never get it back.

The Bulletin caught up with Thurner to find out Mother’s Day means to her:

What’s the hardest thing about being a working mom?

“Not being able to spend all of my time with my son. I feel like I’m missing out on a lot.”

Does being a working mom make you appreciate the time that you do get to spend with your son? How so?

“Absolutely. I have so much joy when I’m with I’m with my son. Everything is still new to me so when he does something new it feels like I’m learning it over for the first time myself.”

What’s the best thing about being a mother? How has becoming one changed your outlook?

“The best things about being a mom are the hugs and the kisses and the fact that knowing that every little piece of my heart is out there walking around and will grow up to be an amazing man.”

What does Mother’s Day mean to you? How has that changed?

“Mother’s Day is a very special day. It is a day to celebrate all of the strong women who had to go through so much pain to have their bundles of joy and now I’ve been blessed with a bundle of joy of my own - now I can really celebrate Mother’s Day.”

What about you, personally, have you changed since becoming a mother?

“I’m definitely more responsible now. I make better decisions and I always think twice before I do something.”

What do you now consider a perfect day?

“A perfect day for me would be a home-cooked breakfast along with a morning movie in bed with my little lovebug followed up with some outside playtime.”

What is it like getting to see all of the smiles and all of the laughs and generally just watching him grow up?

“When I see him smile it makes me feel so happy inside - so much joy.”

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