My name is Laurie Waldron. I am a lifetime Winnipegger, active mom to my 23-year-old son Mathew, and I have been fortunate to work for IG Wealth Management for 30 years.
EVEN MOMMIES MISS THEIR MOMMIES
My story begins at the age of 14. I was young, naïve and didn’t have a care in the world. This is when I first learned that my mother had ovarian cancer. I was on a summer trip with my parents and they both told me while we were driving to our destination. Of course, at that age, I wasn’t quite sure what that was, but I knew it wasn’t good.
I lost my mother to this disease 6 years later when I was 20 years old. What I witnessed and learned during those six years was how strong my mother was. She went through so much and fought so hard but during this whole time, handled the situation with such grace. When I look back at our time together, we had many special conversations. We talked about life, my future, what my wants and desires were, if I wanted to marry and have children, go to school or what I thought my professional life would turn out to be. It was important to her to hear that and I now realize how important it was for me to tell her. She told me about her mother, my grandmother who I never met. My mother lost her own mother to ovarian cancer as well when she was about 30 years old. She teared up and said to me, ‘Even mommies miss their mommies sometimes’. I now understand exactly what that meant – I now feel that way too.Read more