Carl Weber: Thanks for warm welcome

I’ve now been in practice at Lake Cowichan Chiropractic for three months. I could never have imagined

I’ve now been in practice at Lake Cowichan Chiropractic for three months. I could never have imagined or even hoped for the positive response I’ve received both professionally and personally and for that I am both excited and grateful.

Today, I would like to shout out a huge thanks to everyone that has made this possible.

First, I’d like to thank our Creator, as you see him, for making the Cowichan Lake area so beautiful. I will never tire of the lake, the river, the mountains, the views. Simply put, we live in Shangri La (just remember to bring an umbrella!).

A huge thank you to Dr. Laura Hughes who singularly removed all the obstacles to making me feel welcome as a valued member of her team.

Thanks to Jodi and Debbie, chiropractic goddesses, for being so supportive and casting me that vote of trust even before I earned it.

Thank you to all of you as a community for being gentle and welcoming to “the new blood” coming into town. Making my family feel so welcome in venues as varied as Country Grocer, Countrywide Realty and Island Savings to our public library has been instrumental in creating the desire to both become and stay a part of this community.

Thank you to Andrea and James at the Gazette for their leap of faith in welcoming me as a regular columnist.

Thanks to the small businesses and services that make our community great from Gord’s Fly Box and Goodies, Katherine at the Chamber, to Jason and Laura at March Meadows.

And a huge thank you to those individual practice members who have gotten me rolling up to this point. You know who you are.

And lastly thanks to my family for letting me return to practice and yet again make our life all about me.

Life in the Lake Cowichan area has truly been a welcoming experience because of this community. I love the saying: “The power of the pack is in the wolf and the power of the wolf is in the pack”.

There is just something inherently meaningful in that quote that represents the inclusion and synergism of the diverse elements that, somehow and even in spite of themselves sometimes, combine to form a truly balanced and healthy community. A community that I’m proud to be a part of, that I’m inspired to help unfold into the town it can be and that I thank from the bottom of my heart.

Peace and Aloha, Carl.