What’s the saying? There are two sides to every coin? Good and bad, yin and yang, and with every pro there is a con. We were recently criticized for the name of our company (Momee Friends, Inc.) and being that it is Father’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to address the naysayer who feels as though our name leaves out other caregivers like Dads and grandparents, or other legal guardians. On the contrary, Momee Friends salutes and celebrates all caregivers, especially on a day like Father’s Day!
I think of my own family and the big shoes we had to fill when we lost our Dad 14 years ago. Our Dad or Pa, as we liked to call him, was the best father anyone could ask for. He was kind, caring and compassionate, and the most loving person in the world. He was the world to me and my 5 siblings! But in February of 2001, that world was turned upside down. We were given the news that Pa was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t painful enough, he passed away just a few weeks later in the middle of receiving a blood transfusion. I was 27 years old at the time and our youngest sibling was 8. We all took on the responsibility of taking care of one another, including Mom – providing for one another, protecting and being each other’s fiercest advocate. In every sense of the words, we were WARRRIOR MOMEES (AND DADDYS), filling in that void that was created after Pa’s passing.
Today, we celebrate each other and we celebrate our WARRIOR caregivers! We honor our protectors and providers. We thank all fathers and father figures for the sacrifices they have made and the example they lead, and we shower those who have loved and cared for us with just as much love and adoration in return.