I love my job, I love my job… In case I haven’t said it enough… I love my job. I have the best clients out there and they help me create the art that I am so inspired by daily. Today I woke up and realized it was “one of those days”. You know the kind of days where you just have to believe, hope and put your faith where it needs to and carry on.
A little about me (incase you haven’t heard it enough), I am a Mom of 2 beautiful, beautiful, beautiful girls (5 and 8) and we recently learned that my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I don’t yet know what I have learned from this to date but I just know that somehow I am still here and I am still a mom to my two beautiful girls. Every day seems like a new challenge but we are moving forward and spending every second we care at the palliative care unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Let me tell you something about that unit-the Nurses and staff are PHENOMENAL! Knowing my mom has the best care possible has allowed me to finally rest.
Another thing about me I wanted to share this morning is that I love preserving memories and I haven’t had time to scrapbook in so long but this morning I woke up with the urge to just take more pictures of my family and scrapbook them. And then, much to my surprise, in my Facebook feed was a post by my favourite digital scrapbook store The Lilypad and they are giving away a free kit called Jump for Joy in what they call a Facebook HOP on there FB page. It looks like an awesome kit and all I had to do was like each designers FB and download their portion of the kit and hop to the next one. It was 5 minutes of pure fun.
Back to me, we recently took a trip to Cabo for a friends wedding and my favourite part of the day was waking up before 6 am to catch the sunrise. Honestly, there is nothing more calming in the world then standing there, watching the sun rise, while listening to the sounds of the ocean. So this morning I found a picture that I fell in love with when I got home and I’m so glad I have it. This is where I go back to when I just need to breath. Nothing prepares you for losing your mother but this is how I have learned to carry on.