To The Mothers Of My Life


My mother-in-law

At 83 years old, she manages to play with and entertain her grand-daughter for hours in spite of her limited mobility.

With her, bedtime storytime is filled with giggles and wonderful tales. She never thinks twice to treat her grand-child to a pony ride or a cute piece of clothing although she never spends a dime on herself.

With her, every meal is a feast prepared with love from the wee hours to lunch time.

In spite of living a life of hard labour and privation – she experienced Second World War first hand – she never lost her positive attitude and love of life.


Dear Maryse, Happy Mother’s Day!


My Stepmother

She has wanderlust and an appetite for adventure like very few women of her age.

Mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 – 7 counting my daughter – with a 94-year-old father still living, she cares for her clan with kindness and tenderness.

From preparing and cooking the best camping meals in the world to sewing the cutest little clothes for her grandkids and their dolls, she doesn’t fear to learn new skills and develop her talents.


Dear Diane, Happy Mother’s Day!


My Mother

She is a strong, independent and elegant woman on the outside but sensitive and vulnerable inside.

She enjoys what is good in life – good food & wine – traveling – spending time outdoors. She fears not taking on new challenges – personal and professional –  and seldom gives up.

She is a wonderful friend, sister and aunt and she surrounds herself with wonderful people. She would be the best partner to the lucky man that could gain her love.

She flys half-way across the globe to hang out with her beloved grand-daughter who will tell you she plays “house” like no one else, gives the best foot rubs and is the most courageous at polar bear swims.

She is always there to listen to me and support me in the good and the bad and I know I can always count on her sound advice.

Diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, she cruised through pre and post surgery with calm and resilience and is now as healthy, alive and well as ever.




Dear Roselyne, dear MOM! Happy Mother’s Day !

I sure am grateful to have such special human beings as the mothers of my life …and to all the other mothers in my life, Happy Mother’s Day!