Monday, 29 May 2017

Thank you!

The 2017 MS Walk was a great success!  A beautiful day for an important cause.

Team Making Lemonade's 5 year fundraising total is over $26,000!

To everyone who supports me or the MS Society - thank you!

And to my team - seeing your smiling faces each year means more than you know.  Thank you for your continued presence and for being my foundation.  You help bring a lot of hope into my life.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

On Mother's Day

There are a million thoughts swirling through my head.

It's my first without my Mom.

It is surreal.  Ugly.  That sick-to-my-stomach feeling.

The build-up to this day.  The cards and gifts in the stores have been a cruel reminder of the pain of the last 6 months.

Right in my face, and so unavoidable.

I never imagined losing my Mom while in my 30's.  While still looking for, and needing, that guidance and reassurance in raising my own young kids.

Missing that support and friendship only a Mother can give.

Today I choose to celebrate the Mom that she was.  How she raised her daughters with many important values.  And how lucky we were to have her.

I hope to pass to my kids the things she taught me.  To show them strength and perseverance and unconditional love. To show them the beauty of life.

This incredible woman taught me how to be a Mom.  That is a gift I hold very dearly.

I miss you so much, Mom.  But even with the tears, today I celebrate you.

Friday, 17 February 2017

2017 MS Walk

As I've admitted to some, I wasn't sure about this year's walk.

Not because I didn't want to walk, or fundraise, or continue with my role with the MS Society.  But because it's been the hardest 6 months of my life.  Because there has been so much sadness.  So much grief.  And so much anger.

But I've come to realize there is still a lot of hope.

A lot of hope for so many things.

For cancer.  Which will now forever be held differently in my heart.  And also for MS.  A cause I am still very committed to fight for.

So I'm slowly dusting off my yellow and getting ready for another year of fundraising, awareness, and fun.

Our team is walking for the fifth year (which I think is pretty awesome) and we have raised more than $22,000!  I am so proud of team Making Lemonade!

Click here to see my personal fundraising page.

If you want to join the team and walk with us, or make a donation, you can do both online.

And thank you to the early donors.  You guys are awesome!