I met Greg May at the Mark's Makeover Event in Toronto in the spring. He was the hair stylist for the day and we hit it off right from the
start. We realized that we shared friends in common. After further conversations, we realized that we also shared a
very painful experience in our lives; the loss of our mothers to pancreatic cancer. We began to follow each other on
Twitter and I blogged about the Mark's event. Greg has this ability to make his clients feel like princesses for the
time they are in his chair. His attention to detail and his expertise at his craft make him worth the wait. If you are
looking for the ultimate salon experience girls, Greg is it! Greg and his staff make you feel right at home.
In May, Greg had a May Day Mother's Day Makeover contest- for a complete
hair Makeover at his Yorkville salon. I decided to enter the contest, in hopes of being lucky enough to live that experience
again. Fate was in my corner, as I received notification from him that I was selected as the winner. I was so
excited, that I woke up the children with all the noise that I was making. There was my husband going, Shhhhhh, Shhhhhh!
Who cares, I said to him! I get to have Greg do my hair again.
My email to Greg -
share a common pain, the loss of our Mother's. I do not openly share the loss and pain I have everyday. I created
WonderMoms.ca because of my Mom, I poured my grief into something and worked very hard just as she raised me. She worked
up until the last months of her life, and never gave up. She passed away at the age of 66 and she always was a hard
worker, fabulous Mom, GrandMother and Wife. What I remember most is she would tell me how great of a Mother that I am
to my four girls. She lives within me everyday, when I think I have bad "Mom" days, I just think of what she
told me every single day. She shared her wisdom, love, compassion for life and how to over come obstacles with me and
my four children.
My Mom faced many challenges
in life, from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and in the end Pancreatic Cancer. I was there every step of the way with her
and held her hand when she took her last breath. She was an amazing Mom, and hopefully I told her that everyday.
My favourite moment I had with my Mom is when she held all of my babies
within hours of their birth, she would rock them , kiss them and tell them she loved them. She would sit at my house
every evening for the first two weeks just to help me out and that became a ritual after every baby. The girls to this
day talk about how Nana would rock them when they were babies. One of their favourite memories of their Nana, and we still
have the swaddling blankets that my Mom made for them.
tears throughout this email, but at the end I am smiling with great memories of my Mom. Thanks for letting me think special
of her tonight.
He tweeted about losing his
Mother to cancer and wanted to treat a deserving Mom to a special day. I shared my emotions with Greg in my email, as both
our Mother's passed away to Pancreatic Cancer.