I am having a hard time with what to say. To say this mother of two was an inspiration to me is an understatement. I am in utter awe of this woman. AND I don't even really know anything about her. I only met her once, on this day..
I know for sure that she loves her children and that she is a SURVIVOR. She has survived a battle with cancer, a double mastectomy, a devastating electrocution, she has survivedlife so far.
I can only imagine what life has looked like to her. Striding through and taking on each challenge that she's faced all while taking care of her kids. One day at a time. And she's STILLSMILING. And LAUGHING. And LOVING.ANDENCOURAGINGOTHERS to live life, smile, love, breath, fight. Live.
She's inspiring other women to keep fighting and to keep moving forward. She inspired me to take one day at a time, to be in the moment, to love completely, to be understanding, to not 'sweat the small stuff', to not take any moment for granted, including the hard horrible ones and she has taught me to listen. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, understand, and not say a word. Just listen.
She is beyond beautiful and radiates love when she's around her two favourite people. It was amazing to meet her and the loves of her life.
We don't know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.
Seeing as how I love to take pictures of other people and their families I often have the bright idea of taking pictures of my very own kiddies. And although it seems to be tons of fun for them, it s t r e s s e sme out! You see, other peoples normally rambunctious, wall bouncing, tantruming kids will usually listen to me. I'm a total stranger to them, they don't know how much they can get away with quite yet. And my kids are no different. BUT whenmom is trying to take a nice picture, where they're all looking, all smiling, all getting along. I m p o s s i b l e.
Well, nearly impossible. I do have a handful here that I love...
and when the weather turns warm-ish, I'm sure we'll attempt to do this again... ;)