Yes, I know. I passed. Everything is supposed to be easy now right?
On the day I drove to drop off my final (at the time) copy of my paper to the graduate school, I got a text message that a friend had passed away.
I think I mentioned Donna in my blog before. As a matter of fact, click here.
Donna was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer nearly 10 years ago and at that time was given a year to live. She had two small children at the time, 7 and 10. Her goal was always to stick around to see them grow into young men and create memories along the way.
A photo slide show was part of her service and in photo after photo after photo we saw Donna with her friends and family with her ever present smile.
I know not everything in life is about me, but this is my blog, so I will tell you what I am thinking. How often do I shy away from the camera? How often am I grumpy and distracted by things that I need to do and don't live in the moment.
I need to be more in the moment. I need to make more memories. I need to smile more.
Donna did these things.
Drew and Hunter are sweet boys and will grow into men who had this strong, smiling brave woman as their mother. That is going to leave a mark.
So hug your kids, make memories and smile.