I started working for this lady 10 years ago when I got my first part time job at the Phoenix in Ladysmith. Before it was a restaurant, it was a bowling alley, where I won a trophy for best girl on the team (I was the only girl on the team. True victory.)
I spent nearly every Christmas Eve with them before heading home to my own family holiday tradition. I've haven't worked with them for a long time now, but there's still so much love beyond my past employee status. I went from teenager to young adult next to Michelle 3-4 days a week. Matt has never met her, but he feels like he already knows her. My impression is pretty on point. Today Michelle and Richard (always the one behind the camera) treated to me to lunch. I'm so grateful to still feel like a part of their family.