Monday, May 07, 2012
Mom and I will be on KLG and Hoda this Thursday
I am extremely proud of my mom and can't wait to see the glow on her face when she gets a chance to share her life with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. I had written into the show about how inspiring my mom was to me in helping me cope with ovarian cancer and how much strength she demonstrates in her constant battle with Type I diabetes. It is a miracle that she is not on dialysis at this time, and her having her heart attack on Valentine's Day may have played a role in her healing, of all things. I call it a miracle.
I had asked God for just a little more freedom for her, and here we are. You will get to know her as a person, a real human being, and know why I love mom so much.
I am so so so so so so so so so so so so so happy that my essay has touched my favorite producer in the whole world. I'll call her "K" for now. She has been so generous and I can't wait to meet her and Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, and Sara Haines and the rest of the Today family.
I owe a million thanks also to my sister Mandy, brother Arnie, aunt "D" for really digging in and physically helping me through my transition from California to Seattle. My sister especially, because she had sacrificed so much precious time with her young children and husband, and their lives are so busy.
Caregivers are so important, whether they are literally caring for you or being that angel in waiting, as a shoulder to cry on. I love my entire family so much, I just can't say it loud enough.
I know that most of all, we are so proud of mom. Mom I love you with all my heart and want to thank you for all that you have given me.
I can't wait to write about our experience.
Peace, Love and Blessings to you all.