I lost my Mother to metastasized breast cancer on March 16, 2012.  Metastasized breast cancer is automatically a stage IV diagnosis as soon as it happens.  It is a complication of a previous breast cancer and usually develops a resistance to previous lines of treatment.  This disease is the cause of about 90% of deaths due to breast cancer. That statistic still makes my heart sink.

My Mother was at the very young age of 60 when she left this world, and my children still have so much to learn from her and about her.  This is one of the saddest realizations for me.  Instead of dwelling on what they could have known, I have decided to create this blog for them about things she would want them to know.  Things she would tell us if she were still here.  Things she believed in.  Memories she would love for all of us to treasure forever.

When Mother was so sick, I kept our friends and family updated through a blog.  It occured to me that I could continue a blog about her but in a much more positive light. I am definitely keeping a hard copy of everything and plan to give it to my children years down the road.  For now, this is good therapy for me as well.  It feels good to write about this beautiful southern belle I am privileged to call my Mother.


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