Show a Little Love

In honour of Mother’s Day and the many forms mothering takes, we had staff send in pictures of themselves with their mom, or just a photo of their mom while sharing a few notes about what she’s taught them and why they are grateful. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the amazing mom’s out there!

“My mama taught me kindness, empathy, and how to laugh at myself. She always reminds me to accept the things I cannot change and have courage to change the things I can. All that is good in me comes from her.”


“ mom is my hero and at 86 she is a marvel of activity and vitality.”


“My forever favorite lady, food buddy and source of energy.
She is my light in the darkness and positivity in my negativity.

She will always be a part of who I am and who I become.”


“A fantastic cook and even better role model, my mom has instilled in me the confidence and self-respect to never for settle for anything less than amazing. She is always willing to lend an ear to my trivial dramas and is my favorite person to share a bottle of wine with.”


“She has taught me to stay strong even when things get tough and to always respect myself. She’s shaped me into the woman I am today and I would not know what I would do without her! I’m grateful for the delicious food that she puts on the table, the endless laughs we have together, being the best travel partner I could have ever asked for and especially for being the hard working woman that she is.”


“My mom is a hard-worker and goes “above and beyond” to care for our family. She is a phenomenal cook and an even better dancer. I am grateful in every way that she has supported me!”


“My mom is a creative, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind, free-spirit. I am who I am because of who she inspires me to be. She’s the person I call with good news, bad news, and everything in between, constantly reminding me of what matters most. She always offers an ear to listen and a full glass of wine. She’s my partner in crime and one of my best friends.”




“In memory of my late mother, Dorothy Ann Cichecki:

She taught me to be compassionate; to help people and animals in need (we rescued many fallen baby birds and lost kittens and dogs over the years); to put others before myself. To look at people from the inside, not the outside, and find something good to say about them. She taught me my hobbies – cooking, baking, reading, writing, walking, design, the love of art. She was a beloved teacher in her classroom and at home; she spent her last days teaching her grandchildren how to read and paint from a wheelchair in a hospital room.  She taught me to find beauty in things that are priceless – blossoms, wildflowers, shells on the beach, a robin with a bright red chest perched and chirping happily on a fence. Her only regret before she died was leaving the ones she loved behind too soon. I’ll always miss her.”