In honor of Mother’s Day, we at PVI thought this would be the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to our moms, while giving you a little insight into what makes us tick. In other words, we want to share our personal “Momisms” with you. You know, those all-important life lessons that we learned from our moms. Like you, some of us have lost our moms and others are fortunate to still have theirs. Either way, their influence remains a major part of our lives, and we are pleased to share our Momisms and Memories with you.
As you can imagine, it’s very hard to condense a lifetime into a few sentences to pay tribute to our moms, but our PVI Team has done a great job in doing so, and we hope you’ll take the time to read our “labor” of love. It may even remind you of some of your own favorite Momisms and Memories…
Justina Strausbaugh, Commercial Dept. Manager – I was lucky enough to grow up with a Mother who radiates compassion, graciousness & beauty. Our family often refers to her as our Cinderella, she treats everyone with whole-hearted kindness! My mother has given me amazing advice throughout my life and continues to do so, but it is her loving behavior that has taught me the importance of “treating others the way you want to be treated.” She lead by example and I hope to do the same, professionally and personally!
Brooke Dunn, Personal Lines Manager – What my mother taught me most is a mother’s love is selfless. That moment you become a mother, everything else becomes secondary, a new love is born, one that cannot be broken. Your love is unbreakable. We are not perfect, but imperfections make us who we are. We continue to love and learn from the best gifts we ever receive – our children.
Maricruz Avelar, CSR – When I think about my mom, Isabel Avelar, I can’t help but to smile and be so grateful to have such an amazing hard-working, strong woman in my life. She took on the roll of mom and dad, and provider for our family when our father passed away. She is my inspiration to always do my best, never give up and to always set goals and exceed them. She is always so caring, and it shows, from waking up every morning at 5am to cook food before she leaves to work, to always being there when we need a shoulder to cry on, or just somebody to talk to. She is the foundation to our family and we 5 would not be who we are without her. I owe all my success in life to her and her support. In one word my mom is “amazing” and I love her and I am thankful for her not just on Mother’s Day, but every day when I wake up.
Debbie Svetich, Commercial Account Manager – My mother was my rock. The person I have become is because of her guidance she gave me. She taught me to be honest, to treat others with respect and to be the best I can each new day. The closeness of family and love were the center of her life and I learned those values from her. I only hope I have given my girls the same values and life experiences to continue in their lives and carry on to their children. I am so lucky to have had her in my life!
Phyllis Knight, Marketing Director – My mom was my best friend and I miss her terribly. Thankfully, her love and memories live on, as do her life lessons. My mom always told me “you get out of something what you put into it.” So whatever you do, if you want to enjoy doing it and reap the benefits, then do it the best you can – school, work, play, relationships, volunteering, serving, etc. That’s why I put my heart into what I do, always trying my best. Even if you “don’t win” you have a sense of pride and accomplishment in the effort. This life lesson has proven to be a real blessing to me and still serves me well.
Diane Wick, Marketing Assistant – When people were less than kind, my mother often reminded me to “Try to put yourself in their shoes.” I’m so grateful that she taught me how to be empathetic. It has helped me to be more sensitive to those around me and given me a lot more patience when dealing with others. Thanks Mom!
Carmen Rodriguez, Agent – My mom taught me that kindness, patience, understanding and love are the pillars to live by, and I am very thankful for that.