Nineteen years ago tomorrow, Mariah woke up screaming, she was only 10 weeks old. After a rush to the hospital and several tests we discovered her tumor. She’s 19 now and in remission. Taking care of critically ill family is something I never would have guessed I’d have so much experience in. But, along the way, I learned alot about myself and made some wonderful and dear friends – extended family….
It’s funny how an illness in the family can bring you closer to the ones you love, remind you of the importance of family and really put things into perspective as to what’s really important. Things that might have irritated the livin’ daylights out of you before, don’t seem to matter much in the big scheme of things. That’s what I’m experiencing now….
While I would have rather chosen a much different route to make me reflect on the important things in life…I’m glad that this is a positive result of something really negative – still could have done with out the tragedy…both for Mariah and my Mom.
I brought the girls home some silicone baking molds from France, dunno why exactly, I think ostly because I thought they looked like fun shapes to make cupcakes in and I knew the girls would enjoy baking. Today, they decided that they wanted to make those cupcakes. So Dana and Julia went to the grocery store to buy the mix. I was hoping for chocolate – my feel good, comfy flavor – but when they got home, I discovered they bought confetti flavor and pink icing. I wasn’t suprized, I could totally see Jujie pick out something fun like this and it never struck me that it was “confetti and PINK icing” with a hidden meaning until Julia said…..
“I picked this out for Grandma Jane, because it’s Pink and she has cancer…I hope it makes her feel better.”.
Wow! I was so touched by Julia’s fore thought of PINK CUPCAKES…and what they meant to her…
So after dinner, all the girls- Mariah, Elise and Julia worked together to create these cupcakes for my mom.- Dana and I never stepped foot in the kitchen and we never heard an ounce of bickering like sisters tend to do….
Who knew PINK CUPCAKES could do so much?