Angel MedFlight would like to honor mothers and care givers everywhere for their unconditional love and their steadfast commitment to their families. This Sunday marks Mother’s Day in the United States and many families will celebrate the special women in their lives. At Angel MedFlight, we are especially fortunate to have dedicated mothers on our team. Everyday they bring their compassion and multi-tasking talent to the office to ensure that our patients and their families receive exceptional care and service.
In appreciation of these hard-working ladies, we are sharing some of their favorite memories as well as some valuable motherly advice.
Billie-Jo Carpenter, Dispatcher
Billie-Jo celebrated her favorite Mother’s Day with both her mom and her daughter three years ago. Her mother traveled from Colorado to spend the weekend in Arizona. Together they enjoyed manicures and pedicures followed by a beautiful brunch. Later, the trio watched a series of “chick flicks” at home with a large bowl of popcorn and plenty of laughs.
Billie-Jo treasures her three-generation celebration and is grateful that they had the opportunity to be together on Mother’s Day.
Jennifer Peterson, RN Flight Coordinator
Jennifer loves to travel with her three children. This year she will be celebrating Mother’s Day with her family on vacation in Venice, Italy. One of the most meaningful gifts Jennifer ever received from her kids is a poem written by her daughter while she was in high school. The thoughtful verses describe how much Jennifer means to her.
Parenting advice Jennifer lives by: Love, kiss, hug every day!
Kelly Medina, Assistant Flight Coordinator
Kelly has received several arts and crafts gifts from her two young children, but her very favorite is a homemade photo project made of popsicle sticks glued together with her children’s picture attached to the top. On warm weekends, Kelly enjoys swimming in the pool with her kids.
Parenting advice Kelly lives by:
You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they will be a little bit bigger than they are today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice everything. Study their faces and their little feet. It will be over before you know it.
Kristy Becker, Flight Coordinator/Case Manager
For Mother’s Day this year, Kristy’s two daughters have made surprise plans for her. Whatever they do, Kristy is sure to be pleased. She loves to spend time with her girls and she adores all of her daughters’ homemade gifts. As a family, they enjoy being around water and they go camping at the lake as often as possible.
Melanie Gassert, Human Resources Generalist
Melanie is celebrating a very special Mother’s Day this year as she is expecting her second child in June. Until then, she is setting aside extra time for her favorite mother/daughter activities including going to the park to play on the swings. Although she’s still very young, Melanie’s daughter also enjoys art and crafts projects. Melanie’s favorite gift is a butterfly picture created for her by her daughter!
Nicole Wacura, Flight Coordinator/Case Manager
Nicole is very proud of her son who recently graduated from Michigan State University. Although Nicole will be working in the Angel MedFlight communication center on Mother’s Day this year, she is looking forward to celebrating with her son when he moves home to Arizona from Michigan later this month.
Every summer, they enjoy a relaxing fishing vacation in Northern Wisconsin. Nicole is also a big sports fan and her family loves to watch hockey, baseball and college football together!
Nicole’s parenting mantra: Keep your hands and feet to yourself
Sharon Mico, Marketing Assistant
As the happy mother of the groom, Sharon recently had the pleasure of seeing her son get married and start a new chapter in his life. Undoubtedly, he will continue to recall some of the life lessons his mother shared with him growing up.
Sharon’s favorite saying
to her son when he was little:
We follow my rules in this house…..why….because you, my dear son, have a homeowner problem right now. You don’t own one!
It worked… and now he gets to make the rules in his own house for his kids!
Director of Human Resources
As the mother of triplets, Shelley works overtime as a mom everyday. This year, she plans to celebrate Mother’s Day with a family breakfast followed by trip to the park. She loves every minute of being with her children and listening to them giggle, laugh, argue, and play.
Tammy Harrison, Lead Flight Coordinator
This year Mother’s Day is especially dear to Tammy. Her youngest daughter will be graduating from high school in just a few weeks. For Tammy, the years seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, so she is happy to share a valuable piece of wisdom with new parents.
Tammy’s Advice: “Love ‘em, hug ‘em, hold ‘em, kiss ‘em every day when they are little because it is such a fleeting moment in the grand scale of life.”