In the meantime, I wrote something about my mom and her battle with cancer that is published on Power of Moms website today. You should check it out because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and my mom was pretty amazing. I love her, and I love sharing her with others. Power of Moms designates a theme for their articles each month, and I swear I could write an essay about my mom to go with every single theme--she was that good. The website published one of my essays entitled "Creating Highlights" earlier this month about how my mom brought fun to our family through traditions such as Secret Cupid. I better stop writing about her all the time, or people will get sick of reading my articles! As my friends can attest, I seriously never tire of talking about my mom. I miss her and am so grateful for her.
The article that is featured today includes some of my very favorite photos of my mom, in the midst of her 13-year battle with breast cancer. I am so grateful that she was willing to be photographed during those difficult years, even when she was bald from chemotherapy and swollen from steroids. I read an article a few weeks ago about how important it is for mothers to get into photos with their children. So often, moms are behind the camera, or they shy away from the camera due to weight gain or a bad hair day. My mom was willing to be photographed during a "no hair day," and I honor her for that. I want to be more like her. Power of Moms is hosting a challenge right now for mothers to submit candid photos of themselves with their children. You can find out more here.
|I am so grateful for photos like these...visiting my mom in the hospital on Halloween|