Happy Valentine’s Day!
What holiday could be more perfect than one filled with love and hearts! Valentine’s Day was one of Gabriella’s favorite holidays. Even as a little girl Gabriella would want us to get her flowers and chocolates and things that had hearts on/in them. It was almost as if this holiday was created with Gabriella in mind.
This year I am filled with nostalgia as I think about the innocence of childhood prior to cancer coming into our lives. I really don’t remember specifics of Gabriella’s last Valentine’s Day. I know that her school always had a party and my mom and her gentleman friend, Bob, were in town. I don’t have pictures from that day though. That makes me sad.
I want to tell other families to take lots of pictures and record your present so that you will have memories for your future. I want to tell other families that are having their first Valentine’s Day without their child that their love never dies; that, in fact, it continues to grow. I want to tell other families that I completely understand their anguish and grief. I want to thank everyone that has sent me messages and hearts today. It means more that you know. And, I want to let everyone know that I am working hard to give them and their children the Gift of Life.
Do you have it in your heart to help us “Crack the Cure” for childhood brain cancer?