Last year, we reached out to some of the faces we see around the Town Centre to find out their Mother’s Day stories. To celebrate 2016, we touched base with them again to find out what their favourite shared memory was in the last year.
One of the Faces we featured last year was Jenn Cowdroy and her two sons Lachie, now aged 10, and Duncan, now eight years old. Both boys shared with us that their favourite memory with Mom in the last year was actually part of their everyday routine. Duncan said hugging Mom every day, while Lachie said always enjoying being around Mom, except when she’s cross with him!
Read on for Jenn’s story, which we first shared last year…
“The most important part about motherhood to me is being there for my kids when they need me the most and helping them develop into kind, generous, respected young men.”
Jenn Cowdroy discovered Cayman 22 years ago when she left her native Canada to visit Mexico to teach diving. She stopped off in Cayman on the way for a week-long vacation and, purely by coincidence, offered to help a stranger she met in a restaurant here with some new accounting software he had acquired. This chance encounter led to her accepting a job as financial controller in Cayman. Seven years later she moved into the legal industry and she soon met her husband Brad, an Australian native, and they now have two boys: Lachlan – affectionately known as Lachie – aged nine, and Duncan, aged seven.
Jenn makes time in spite of her busy schedule to continue regular traditions with her children, which includes reading together each night and the “magical sleeping potion” of singing the same six songs together before bed. Motherhood has taught her that no matter how much you may want to, you cannot do everything, and this has helped her to prioritise what’s important in life.
In addition to working at Mourant Ozannes in Camana Bay, Jenn spends a lot of time here, as the Town Centre is the hub for much of her family’s activity. The boys stay active swimming with Camana Bay Aquatic Club at the Camana Bay Sports Complex pool and running up and down The Paseo with friends, and Jenn and her husband enjoy Friday night happy hours at the Town Centre’s waterfront restaurants.
The number one lesson Jenn has learned from motherhood is to love and accept people for who they are, and to cherish all those quirky moments that life throws at you.
Share your memories with Mom on our social media channels, or enter to win a brunch for two at one of our Camana Bay restaurants by uploading a photo alongside your memory through our website.