On Sunday, February 26th, 2023, we lost Maja Tenšek, one of the founders and a member of the first board of directors of the Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus”. Maja was mother of five children. Just like on January 13th, 2018, when our Association was established, on Friday, March 3rd, 2023, all the founders of the Association gathered at Maja’s funeral service.
The establishment of our Association was preceded by the gathering of seven families with three or more children, getting to know each other and considering concrete steps ahead. Some of us met Maja for the first time then, and today we fondly remember how enthusiastically, openly, and cheerfully she welcomed even those she had just met.
With her sharpness and focus on what matters, Maja participated in thinking about the goals and ways of operating the Association of families with three or more children in Croatia, in drafting the Statute and other necessary actions for the establishment and start of the Association. She often appeared on online meetings of the Board of Directors surrounded by children, always so calm and focused on the meeting and the children, always keeping her attention on what matters.
We are grateful to Maja for warmly embedding herself in the foundations of the Association and promoting the 3plus reality with her life. We wish her family and all who knew her much strength and joy that Maja had in abundance.