As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, I am reminded of all the great things in my life. I am grateful for my job, my home, my friends, my husband, and my two amazing kids. The time has gone by so quick. It seems like yesterday that Brianna was holding her baby brother Brian in her arms. Now he is taller than her! I am so proud of both of them. Bri is going to complete her Master’s Degree and is working on her thesis for her PHD program. Long gone are the days of sitting in the stands watching her softball games. Brian is driving himself around town, and is finishing up his junior year of high school. Where is my little guy who loved to build things with KINEX and Legos? As hard is it is to let go of their childhood days, I am looking forward to all of the new experiences of young adulthood. I feel so blessed to have two amazing kids. I love and cherish them very much!
Additionally, as the weekend approaches, I find myself thinking a lot about my mother. I miss her so much. The Arthritis Walk and my Arthritis Workshops are in memory of her. I hope that I can help people have a better quality of life. My mother passed away peacefully in her sleep eight years ago, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her.
Happy Mother’s day, mom. I love you.