Thursday, December 8, 2011

Here's to 'Birthdays'!

Okay, so I've been pretty lucky blessed. I haven't personally lost anyone to cancer. Thank You, Lord! I have thankfully, however had a couple aunts on both my side and husband's side who have BEAT the disease. Praise the Lord! So why should I care about this then? Well, I'll tell ya. It's because of the faces in this picture. These 4 are my life, they are everything to me (besides my Heavenly Father).
This life is so precious and every little moment we have counts.  I want many more birthdays for myself and for these special people in my life. If you're a mom or dad, then you know the feeling you get when you look at your kids. It's a complete awe that sweeps over me trying to comprehend that they were given to me and are a part of me. There's a saying I heard before, that having children is knowing what it's like to have your heart walking around outside of your body. This is so true. My heart aches for these watch them grow, to be there for their first everythings...first day of school, first boyfriend, first time driving a car, first break-up, first date, first kiss...(well, I won't literally be with them for some of these;) though if I could, I'd somehow tag ) I want to be a part of every important moment of their lives or at least be there when they get home. Do you know that commercial where the dad is giving his daughter the keys to his car and he sees her as a little girl when she's really an adult? Those commercials get to me every time. I look at my girls and can see life passing me in a blink. I often try and savor these moments and take a mental snap-shot before it's gone. I pray that my family and I have many many more birthdays and never have to be a part of the American Cancer Society in that way. BUT I am thankful there is such an organization in existence should it ever be needed. Happy Birthday to all those out there who have made it another year because of the American Cancer Society!

"This post is sponsored by American Cancer Society."

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