Hi, my name is Valerie, and my picture that I am sending you is with my last client from Connecticut and winters in Florida. I have been a Companion/Caregiver for 11 years and enjoyed what I do. I have had my people for three years to 3 1/2 years. I have a CNA from Florida, Level 2 background, and current CPR. I was a Phlebotomist, Med. Asst. And use to do EKG’s. I have references from my current families.
My grandmother can light up the room with her smile and warm your heart with her love. She is the mother of 6 children, 11 grandchildren and over a dozen great-grandchildren, all of whom she treats the same. She has no favorites, no comparing or complaining; just love. In fact, I’ve never heard her talk badly about anyone. She possesses a warm, calming spirit and knows just how to comfort me when I’m down. Some say I look just like her when she was my age. If this is true, when I hit 91, I’ll look like a movie star! Over the past few years I have joined her on her journey with Alzheimer’s. It has been a difficult road, going from her “first grandchild” to her “close friend who she loves so much”. My grandmother is my living legend because she has shown me the true meaning of giving without expectations and loving without boundaries. She has given me the gift of her heart and no matter what happens I know I’ll always be filled with her unconditional love.
My dad has always been my Living Legend. Luckily, my favorite memories happen with him every Sunday. Ever since I was little we would watch football together on Sunday afternoons like it was part of our religion. I’m proud to say that this year, after moving into the dorms and carrying all of my stuff up multiple flights of stairs, my dad and I will now be watching football together in Mackay Stadium. Go Wolf Pack!
My mother Lynne is my Living Legend. My mom has been and always will be my biggest inspiration. It’s because of my mom that I fell in love with dancing, just watching her dance in the kitchen when I was younger made me want to dance. She took me to every dance lesson and was always in the front row when I performed. Though I don’t dance as much as I did anymore, I’m proud to say my own daughter now dances with me around the house. Love you mom!
My mother will always be my living legend. Though she raised me as a single mother, I never once felt deprived. My favorite childhood memory was when every winter she would take me to the local Christmas in the Park and watch me ice skate even though she was always terrified I would fall and hurt myself! I won’t be able to thank her enough for what she’s done for me when I was little and even what she still does for me now. I love you, mom!
I want to nominate my Great Aunt Carol as my Living Legend! She has truly been a blessing in my life and always the one to make me smile. One of my favorite memories is when she took me to the aquarium for the first time! I walked around looking at and touching fishes in the petting area for hours and not once did her smile falter! I remember we had a huge laugh when the baby sting ray splashed at us when we went to pet it. I still have the stuffed sting ray bear she bought me that day. Thank you Aunt Carol for many years of laughter!
Betty and Herb
My grandma Betty and grandpa Herb were high school sweethearts. They had a special kind of love, the kind you only read about in books or see in the movies. He went off to war and they wrote love letters back and fourth across the oceans. He came back, they married, had and raised three children, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He died in 2003 and she continued to love him and dedicate herself to him. I think she’s continued to love him more and more. They’ve always been an example to me of how to love, unconditionally. To be truly committed to your love. Forever. Thank you, grandma!
I love my mom to the moon and back! She’s always taught us be who we want to be and love any and everything that’s quirky about ourselves. I couldn’t ask for a more devoted and amazing mother – thanks to her, I pursued a degree and career in poetry and could not be happier. She is definitely a Living Legend!
I’ve always enjoyed my time with Uncle Ren, especially when we go fishing. He’s taken me out on the water since I was a young boy, with my younger brother too. I know that some people aren’t as close to their aunts or uncles, but Uncle Ren is different. My brother and I have learned so much from him over the years, from how to talk to girls to what motivates us for success in life. He’s a very straight-forward and intellectual man and I admire that. His wisdom is what makes him a Living Legend to me.
Loretta and James
My beautiful grandparents, then and now. They’ve always had a passion for dancing and an extraordinary love for one another that’s carried them through the years, I couldn’t ask for better role models and am so blessed to have them in my life as amazing people to look up to. I believe that they are Living Legends because they live every day to the fullest and have the biggest, kindest hearts.