This picture was taken almost exactly a month before my mother passed away from Pancreatic cancer. One of the silver linings to the horrible disease of cancer is that on that day at the end of May 2015 when she was diagnosed we lived together, and these family moments, became intentional and priority.
This day picking pumpkins was photographed but by God's grace and unfailing love towards us, the 17 months we battled pancreatic cancer as a family, looked a lot like these photos - memories made & life lived. With intention.
When cancer enters the scene, it's like something slaps us in the face and screams, ‘"Wake up! Wake up! Live every day like it's the last!” or in my mother's words that she wrote on a Facebook album she posted of these very same photos, 2 weeks before she passed away;
"Please always know God has a plan and we have to trust and have faith! And always be joyful and smile. Don't sweat the small stuff it's so unimportant! Please always know God has a plan and we have to trust and have faith! And always be joyful and smile. Don't sweat the small stuff it's so unimportant!"
I'll leave you with that - with the wise, yet simple, and so very joy-filled words of my beautiful mother.
- Heather Mosby, member of our Crown of Beauty International Community (see her blog at www.thecelebratedaily.com).