Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the US and I was blessed enough to be able to spend it with my amazing mom. Over the years, we’ve had some pretty epic times in and around Mother’s Day including hot air balloon rides, trips to exotic places, fun city breaks…..
THIS YEAR WASN’T ONE OF THOSE TIMES.
You see, there is one BIG thing I haven’t shared with you …my mom’s cancer is back…..again. And it aint’ pretty.
My mom remains more positive than ever:
Instead of asking “why me”? She doubles down on the more important questions like “What can I learn from this? How can I grow?”
Instead of getting caught up in the quagmire of fear, worry and worst case scenarios, she plans for the future and focuses on revising her bucket list…
Instead of taking this on like the heavy burden that it could be, she maintains perspective and says things like “other’s have it far worse than me,” and “it’s just my turn again.”
Instead of complaining about the pain, horrible side effects, and other unpleasant things that this cancer has brought, she shows appreciation and gratitude for all of her blessings, big and small.
In addition to all of this, she somehow keeps her wicked sense of humor.
My mother is the true embodiment of GRACE UNDER FIRE and she continues to teach me everyday that we all have a CHOICE no matter what each day brings us, to focus on the good or focus on the bad.
I am so proud to be my mother’s daughter and no-one teaches, me challenges me, or inspires me more than her.
We might not have been sipping cocktails on a beach or exploring a far away location this year but we were together; and that meant more to me than all of those other experiences combined.
Have a beautiful week and remember, no matter what you are going through, you ALWAYS have a choice.