Ever had a day on the calender that you wish would just disappear? Maybe you could just sleep right through it? For me, that day is today. February 11th....you suck...Today 3 years ago, the world lost the greatest Daddy in the universe.
I lost my Daddy to cancer. He was the smartest, strongest man in the world. Even through cancer treatments and doctor trips and pain, and other things that I can't even imagine dealing with, he made me laugh, he gave amazing advice, he could tell me how to fix ANYTHING, and he gave the kind of hugs that would break your ribs, but that you really needed. He was my best friend.
After I lost him, I was lost. I came home looking for anyway that I could possibly fight this terrible monster that had taken him from me. I found the Relay for Life. What an amazing event. My family and I have walked and raised money every year since, and when I opened my Etsy shop, I decided that part of my profit from every sale will also go to the American Cancer Society through my Relay for Life team.
So, on days like today, what keeps me going? Knowing that I learned to be a fighter from my Dad is first. Beautiful drawings from my little ones....Papers that my son thought I'd never see that say if he could thank anyone for making a difference it would be his Grandpa....Smiles on all 3 of their little faces when they talk about their Grandpa, and knowing how proud he would be of all of them.
I swear I didn't set out to make this a sad post, and I promise to come back tomorrow and be my silly, happy self....for today, I'm going to snuggle with my littlest one, and wish today would go away....
What keeps you going when things get tough?