November 1, 2012

The First

November 1st already?  Where did October go?  Actually, where has this year gone?  I've been thinking about all that has happened this past year and I'm so thankful.  I have an amazing son who keeps me on my toes every day.  I have a job that I love.  Most of all, I have an amazing family.

This time last year, my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.  In a blink of an eye, our world was literally turned upside downBut between all the prayers, the doctors and my mom's strength she is still here with us - fighting this war that is raging inside her body.  When I look at her, I realize how quickly this year has gone by and how many opportunities I've missed with her.  

One of her favorite holidays is Halloween with her grandchildren.  Last night we had another amazing Halloween with my mom.  We all gathered at my sister's house, ate some chili, then battled with the kids to sit on the front porch for their annual photo.  Here are some photos from years past... 



I hope this post will encourage everyone to take a minute and appreciate all the little things in life.  Now, to take my own advice...

Thanks for reading!

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