As I am wide awake at 3am this morning, I am thinking about my family and decided to start writing about how amazing they are and this is what I came up with.
My sister…what can I say? She takes care of my wonderful disabled niece and works full-time, she is a step-mom of two teenagers and a doting daughter. She just recently bought my mom a car for her birthday only to find out a week or so afterward that mom had stage 4 cancer, but the look on moms face was priceless. To my sister: I am so glad I have a friend like you in my life.My mother… she is a fighter and with stage 4 cancer still does her yardwork, housework and more if she can (although she tires easily) and has been one of the most selfless people I know. This is her second battle with cancer and she is a trooper! To my mom: I am here for you; for a shoulder to cry on, a hand when you need it or just a smile when you are blue, I love you!
My niece….she can only walk with braces on and can only write with her pen in her mouth, yet she rides horses (with my sisters help) takes her dog for a walk, acts in plays and does her own homework. She is the brightest child I know, she could sing in Spanish before she was 1 (no lie) and she does everything she can to be like everyone else her age. You can see it gets to her, but she is always smiling. To my Peyton, I love you so much and am so proud when you call me auntie :-)
My Daughter…..she is the best daughter on the planet. I am so proud to call her my daughter. She lived in Haiti for 7 months after high school and moments after the earthquake struck last year in P-A-P, Haiti, she was the first one I heard say she was going to help her people no matter how she got there. Her trek to Haiti was long and hot, filled with challenges and disappointments. She never once complained that she didn’t have water to drink as long as the kids of Haiti had something to drink. She rode hundreds of miles in the high heat, in a truck with no A/C seated on top of the engine cover. She spent about 10 days there not even knowing if she would make it home safely with all the other earthquakes to follow while she was there. To my daughter Megan, YOU are the best thing that ever happened to me in my life and I am so proud to be your mom. I love you more than life itself!All the women in my family are hard working and hard playing ladies with no “poor, poor pitiful me” attitudes to be found! I want to send a big shout out to all the women of my family, past and present, I LOVE YOU and don’t know what I would do without you!
completed at 5:32 am 8-10-10
My Niece Peyton and Sister Lori
My Mom April and Daughter Megan