We are so excited to introduce you to our mom’s sister, Θεία Βούλα (Thea Voula). The second oldest in a family of four (our mom is the eldest), our Θεία Βούλα is currently the only one of our mother’s siblings living in Canada; luckily only about a ten minute drive from where we all live. Θεία Βούλα is a powerhouse who certainly knows how to command a room. Her laughter is infectious and is rooted deep in her belly. She wears her heart on her sleeve and her hugs are epic, enveloping you in an embrace which is at once fiercely tight and, at the same time, gently protective. Like our mom, and many other women of their generation, Θεία Βούλα epitomizes strength. Life was not always easy; she worked hard and long hours to make ends meet while raising her family, all while integrating into a new society and country. This is a brave, inspiring woman.