I just want to say thank you for all the words of kindness you've been sharing. Reading through your comments I've seen so many of you say you're going through the same with a loved one, or have lost someone to cancer or illness. It means so much to me to read your words and know my family is not alone.
I always feel guilty sharing something very personal or especially something sad here, because this blog has been my way of focusing on the positive and moving forward. So, I want to share a few things from my trip that made me very, very happy. :)
My nephew putting a trash can on his head and pretending he was a robot:
My niece, practicing her gymnastics moves and bossily telling me when to snap a picture:
My mom and niece smiling, on my mom's birthday:
Little homemade gifts from my niece Natalie:
And lastly, the 12 dollar dress my best friend bought me for Christmas:
Special note to Target: please keep making well-crafted knee-length dresses like the one above! I promise I will buy them all! :)