I lost my own mom to cancer when she was only 52. My father had an agressive form of testicular cancer in his 40's and I've been diagnosed twice, once with a rare form of soft tissue cancer and two years later with thyroid cancer. I was successfully treated both times.
My children wore white today, too. They were a bit cranky this morning and didn't want to smile for the camera. I don't blame them. I'm a bit cranky at 7:30 in the morning as well.
Please see your doctor on a regular basis. If you are having any unusual symptoms, such as fever, heartburn or pain that is not subsiding, don't hesitate to get them checked out.
Also, don't wait until tomorrow to hug your children, say I'm sorry, buy flowers, follow your calling, dance in the rain, hold open the door for the person behind you or smile at a stranger.
It may not always feel like it, but life truly is a gift.
P.S. I was interviewed by Circle of Moms, a global network of over 8 million parents, for the Inspiring Families award. Thanks again to everyone who voted for Wanderlust. You can read the interview here. xx