Happy Mother's Day!
I am so thankful to be spending the day with my incredible 5 year old son. I can't tell you how blessed I feel to be happy, healthy, and able to enjoy every moment of this day!
On this date three years ago, I received the phone call from my doctor with test results that confirmed our fears. I had colon cancer. It was a devastating diagnosis, and a really rough surgery, followed by six grueling months of chemotherapy.
I choose to celebrate this cancer-versary. After all, I am one of the fortunate ones. I am still here. I beat it. I am alive and well, and here to enjoy all of life's ups and downs with the people I love.
A year after I was diagnosed, I lost one of my closest friends to this hideous disease. She had a rare adrenal cancer, and passed away in just a few short months after being diagnosed. She left behind a husband, and three wonderful kids. They are my nieces and nephew. I know that everyday is tough for them without their mom, but I am even more sure that Mother's day and other holidays are particularly hard. I am so proud of these three, and they will be in my thoughts throughout the day.
I am very fortunate to have a wonderful, kind, generous, energetic, sweet, Mom, who is still around to be my mother, and an amazing Grandmother to my son, and her other 2 grandsons. I am so blessed to have such an incredible woman as my Mom, and I don't tell her often enough just how much she means to me.
I love you more than you'll ever know, Mom!! Thank you for being my rock!