Without her, I wouldn’t be here today. And I mean that in more ways than just the obvious.
She first landed in Toronto at eighteen years old to work as a live-in nanny (think Mary Poppins…or Maria/Sound of Music) and a few years later, married and with a young daughter (that would be me), moved here permanently to live and work and raise her family. She was one of those adventurous young people and I think has maybe instilled a bit of that spirit within me. And today is her birthday.
So here’s wishing this wonderful woman that I have the honour of calling mother and friend a very happy day today!