A Tribute to Bea
From Ann Girard, Owner of Safe at Home Care
I dedicate this business to Bea, my mother. She taught me a lot about life.
She taught me about responsibility. And she taught me about believing that I could do anything I wanted, as long as I set my mind to the task and worked hard.
As Mother began to fail in mind and body, she also taught me about caring for an elder. She taught me about empathy, patience, and respect for people who cannot care for themselves.
Mother taught me to be aware of each step of her decline. She made it clear how important it was for me to be present when she breathed her last breath. She spent her last years with dignity and grace in the face of physical and cognitive decline. She never lost her fighting spirit — even in the end.
I am thankful for her teachings.