I apologize for the lack of blog posts these past months.  On February 8, 2016 my mother, Margaret DeVaul passed away at 86 years young.  She was the past President of DeVaul Insurance Agency.  My heart has been aching...I truly miss her every day. 

My Mother taught me the business.  She taught me that doing the right thing for both the company and the customer is the only way to do business.  She was strong.  She was smart.  Although my father, Homer DeVaul, was much more outgoing, she was the backbone to the technical issues.  They were a great team together and perfect role models for me to learn how to run a business. 

My Mother ALWAYS had a hot meal on the table when I was growing up even though she worked full time at the agency.  I had 3 siblings  and she made working and raising a family look easy!  My laundry was always done.  I know how hard that is considering I have raised 3 boys and worked full time.  Not an easy task yet the most fulfilling task in my life.  She taught me how to be a good Mom. 

She had heartache in her life when my sister passed away at the age of 15.  I'm not sure (and I definitely understand) that she ever got over it.  What DID bring joy to her life were her grandchildren - she loved them all.  She was a tough cookie - everyone knew not to take it "to heart" if she yelled at you.  It meant she loved you even more!

So...my advice to all of you on this upcoming Mother's Day....please enjoy and embrace every day with your Mother.  Hugs go a long way...My plan this Mother's Day is to smile at the memories of my Mother and cherish all of the love and advice I learned from her.  Happy Mother's Day to all of you.

Posted 11:03 AM

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Kathy Westhoven said...
Janet, that is a beautiful tribute to your mom! Happy Mothers Day.
TUESDAY, MAY 03 2016 3:12 PM
Lynn Wood said...
I hope all the warm and wise memories of your Mom help balance your sadness this Mothers
day. I am sure she was very proud to see you Mother Justin, Jordan and Ryan. Hugs!
TUESDAY, MAY 03 2016 11:23 PM
Teresa Wallace said...
What a beautiful tribute to your mother, she did such a wonderful job raising you up into the person you have become...a mother just like her! I know in my heart how proud she is of you and the daughter she is so proud of!!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 04 2016 9:29 AM
Stephanie said...
Janet, I am so sorry to hear this about your mom. This is such a touching, heartfelt tribute for her. I am sure she was so grateful to have you by her side. God Bless!
FRIDAY, MAY 13 2016 10:26 AM

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