How cancer changed my view on Mother's Day

Updated: May 7, 2020

Hey all!

Can you believe Mother's day is just 13 days away! Time is flying! Mother's Day is such an important day for me. 16 years ago when my parents told me my mom had breast cancer, I did not know if I would have my mom in the future. It was so scary! Thankfully, she kicked cancer's ass and is still here to celebrate with.

When I think about how much my mom has influenced my life it is mind-blowing. She is my rock, and I do not tell her that nearly enough. My mom has always been there for me, no matter what! But even more importantly, she has taught me how to be resilient. I look back and realize that she beat cancer. Holy crap! If she could beat cancer, can't I do anything I set my mind to? Heck yes, I can, even though it does not feel like it sometimes! We all can do so much more than we think. It is a matter of tricking our brain into believing all that we are capable of doing.

Not only did my mom beat cancer, but she also did the Komen ride for the cure just months after being in remission. That is a 100-mile bike ride throughout Aspen. I remember cheering her on, so proud of her and so happy that I still had a mom to cheer on! What a strong woman she was and still is.

My mom always came to all of my ballet performances and was my biggest fan, even when I felt like I was the worst one on the stage. She always sent me period packages when I was in college. They were packed with all the period essentials, pads, and CHOCOLATE.

I am so grateful for everything that I have learned from my momma. I know that it makes me a better person every day. I watch her patience and kindness to her family, friends, and patients and I aspire to be the same.

I cannot even imagine what my life would be like without my mom. I know there are some out there who do not have their moms, and that is heartbreaking to me. If I could share my momma with all of you I would, just so you could be loved as much as I am loved.

This year, let's take some extra time to celebrate all of our moms! Even in quarantine we can still facetime them or send them some cake and a handmade card.

Let's show the love we have for our mommas this year! And if you still need a gift, check out our candles! They make the perfect gift! And the story behind the company is another mom connection!

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