Mom was coming off of 19 rounds of chemotherapy. It was a tough go for us both! We were looking for something to take our minds off of our own misery, hers as a cancer patient and mine as her daughter/caregiver, and so one day we went out into the world with a simple idea. We began the old tradition of handwriting Love Notes to our heroes--veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters and the like. It didn't take us long to realize we were onto something special!
Mom's been gone for almost a year now, but our collective dream of spreading love to our best and bravest, those who have shown courage, love and compassion to our country and community in the most selfless and essential of ways, is growing stronger every day! If Mom were here today to see where we are now, she would smile, shake her head and say, "You are so gluey!" That's a compliment, by the way, another word for doggedly determined.
Somewhere along the way I lost my mother, my best friend and biggest cheerleader, but I gained something I never would have expected ... an entire community of amazing people who support me and our mission, something much bigger and braver than mom and I put together!
I figure that's why we are here ... to support one another.
Nothing but Love,