I am truly grateful for the fortitude, resilience, and resolve needed to muster the last 21 years in dealing with my son's cancer and all that it entailed, and, of course, life in general. It's these attributes (plus others) that have kept me afloat, and I have my Mom to thank for these very precious life-saving skills gleaned and "honed" over my lifetime. It certainly has made a difference in coping with what life has thrown at me, and I work at it every day.
Unfortunately, the last several years have been especially difficult with her declining health, most notably, the dementia. But as I mentioned in a previous "Christmas Miracle" blogpost, she amazes everyone with the swift healing of her broken bones; probably a hallmark of her thick "Polish Princess" blood! What else could it be? At 86, she is still swinging for the fences! Now that is something to be thankful for...and celebrate!
|Olivia, Grandma Sophie, me and Ryan (early 2000's)|
|Grandma Sophie and Ryan 2005|
|In Ocean City with the family 2002?|