Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom won't be home for Mother's Day. She is helping my sister, Maranda, adjust to her new life in Dallas, which is really exciting. But man I miss her. She is the best example of a mother and wife. She is loving, funny, and easy going. She is also extremely strong. This past year has been especially tough for her. Ever since I was in 8th grade she has battled eye cancer. She has been through radiation, chemo and countless surgeries. Through everything she has kept an amazing attitude and a wicked sense of humor. Last year, her little eye gave out. It was tired and had been through a lot. For a week my mom suffered unimaginable pain. When she finally went to the doctor, he told her that the inner structures had collapsed and it was time to remove the eye. We were so scared. But the surgery went great and she healed wonderful and now has a prothetic eye. I have my old mom back, she isn't in intense pain anymore and I can tell she is happier. She is beautiful and I am a lucky daughter. Especially when she teaches me lessons like keep a little mad money for yourself. Mad money is money you stash away for something you want. I remember her pulling this secret money out of random hiding places when I was younger. As I look back on those memories I realize she was using her "mad money" on back to school clothes for me and my sister. My plan this year is to save a little mad money and spend it on her. Happy Mother's day Hot Donna. I love you.

1 comment:

  1. this made me tear up. i wanna hang with you and hot donna since you always hang with my mom and i. :)