This is a career where you meet strangers each and every day, it’s a part of the job that keeps it so alive and fresh. Being a limousine driver has been a luxurious privilege for me, as I have seen and experienced fun, emotionally charged and downright crazy people.
While most of the stories we tell and hear lean more towards the crazy side, Kim — one of our drivers shared this story with me that had me thinking about what we do in a whole new way.
One evening I would never forget is when I was hired by a teenage girl Lucy. I got a call and it was a fragile voice saying “Hi there, I am looking for a limo drive around the city for an evening for two”. I quickly responded with “Yes dear, may I know what is the occasion, you are celebrating?” I was not prepared to hear what followed as she said “I want to take my Mother out to tour the city, just like my Father used to do every year. My Father was always doing what he could to live it up a little with what little we had. Shortly after last Mothers’ day, he passed away from cancer.” Tears flowed through listening to the heart felt emotions, we talked a bit and it was decided.
It was a great lush breezy evening on Mother’s Day, when I picked up the Daughter and Mother. I went to their cozy home in West Edmonton. I waited outside when I saw Lucy walking outside with her hands intertwined with her Mother’s. Her mother was surprised to see a limo outside and memories rushed into her of the past. Lucy quickly said to her “Mom I cannot bring Father back, but this Mothers’ day I want to give you the best Mother Daughter time together, cherishing the old memories we had”.
They both got in the limo and we drove around for the whole night, watching the Mother and Daughter talking to each other ans actually laughing once in a while — I felt as if time stopped that night. I realized life goes on no matter what happens, and if we have the true spirit we can be happy and live out our memories every day of our lives.