Celebrating Mother's Day

The best part about May is that we get to acknowledge the wonderful women in our lives; our mothers and other significant women who we otherwise might take for granted.


I have the great privilege to celebrate two special women this Mother’s Day — my mother and my sister.  Being part of a family business truly is special; I am a very blessed woman to be able to work with both my mother and my sister.  They are incredible women, and they inspire me daily!

Quite often, when people first realize that I work with my mother, their response is: “you work with your mother? What is that like?!” I tell them that it’s amazing! I get the blessing of being able to see my mother every day and work closely with her. We are each unique, and we certainly have different strengths and weaknesses, but the important thing is that we have the same values and moral ethics, and our common values come first when making any business decision.

 

Mothers are incredible and deserve to be celebrated all year round, but especially in May, at Mother’s Day. We want to acknowledge all the special women out there who are mothers.

 

Here at Warm Embrace Elder Care, we know just how important family is, and we know the special role that mothers play.  We want to acknowledge the dedication and sacrifice, the love and commitment of all mothers.   A mother's love extends across decades and across generations, trickling down to impact the newest members of the family.  We see this love in action when we are assisting many mothers and daughters, as well as grandmothers, great-grandmothers and even a few great-great grandmas! 

 

 

We also want to acknowledge the special women who have adopted a mothering role by mentoring or teaching or volunteering in our community.  Having strong female leadership is so important for the next generation of young women.  Family can include more than just relatives; chosen family members are important too and deserve recognition. 

 

 I want to say a special thank you to the two women who have touched my life the mostmy wonderful mother and my incredible sister.  They are my personal inspiration, and I love them both dearly.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers out there!

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A Local Veteran's Story

 

 

I know an elderly gentleman who is a veteran and whose story stood out to me. His medals are proudly displayed in a showcase on the wall in his home; hung below the showcase is a framed photo of him in uniform.

 

He is both proud and dismissive of his service. He is proud in the sense that he still smiles fondly when remembering his comrades, and his identity is closely linked to his military service. He is dismissive in the way that he doesn't feel he was any different than any other young man who readily volunteered for service. He felt it was his duty, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

 

As a young man, recently married his beautiful new bride, he heard about recruitment for the Korean War. He discussed it with his wife, and of course, she didn’t want her new husband heading off to war. As he tells the story, the call of duty meant he couldn’t forsake his country; he felt he was married first to the military, and secondly to his wife.

 

He enlisted for service and then had to break the news to his wife. To ease the announcement, he invited one of his comrades over for dinner and waited until dessert was served to benignly ask his buddy, “so, how long do you think it will take us to get to Korea?”

 

As you might imagine, his new wife was less than impressed! She eventually came around though and understood her husband’s devotion. His loyalty has served her well too; the same devotion he showed to his country, he has shown to his wife and family ever since. He is a true man of valour.

 

 

It is to gentlemen—and women—such as him that we owe our thanks and appreciation as we reflect on Remembrance Day. From everyone here at Warm Embrace, we express our deepest gratitude for the sacrifices of veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. It is our absolute honour and privilege to care for such distinguished veterans in their hour of need.

 

Lest We Forget.
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