I would like to wish all the Mom's I know a Happy Mother's Day. I know that today can be a hard day - you want your kids to act perfect, the house to stay clean (dream on!) and everything to be just like it is in the movies (again, dream on).
However sometimes life gets in the way of that and your kids fight and pick at each other, the house will look like a bomb went off by the end of the day because "it's your day off and you don't want to pick up all the crap they drag out over and over".
But then you look at their beautiful faces and know that it is all worth it.
I would like to share with you the gift that Jade gave to me this year. For a photo class at school she had to make a slideshow as her final project. The video above is the finished result that she presented to me this morning.
For those of you who don't know we have a little girl - McKenna, who would now be 12. She was diagnosed with an inoperable brian tumor (diffuse pontine glioma) three days after her 4th birthday. This was also three weeks after we found out that I had breast cancer. We did our radiation together and then I underwent 6 months of chemotherapy. We knew from the start that our time with her was limited and there was nothing they could do for her. So we decided that we would make the best of the time we had with her and make every day count. Isn't that what we should always do with all of our children?
McKenna fought this horrible disease valiantly until the end - which for us came way too fast. She passed away 1 year after she was diagnosed. This slide show is dedicated to her and her memory.
Happy Mother's Day!