I never asked to be here, but here I am.
It’s been a really exciting and emotional week as Miss Mira put our energy into living Joe’s legacy.
People are always asking me, “How do you stay so strong?” The only answer I have is, failure is not an option.
I can crusade or I can crumble.
While crumbling may seem easier somedays, it doesn’t feel very good to stay in that place. It’s also not reality when you have a 1 year old. She still has to eat, she still needs to take a bath and she needs to sleep (though she’ll argue on that last one).
It’s colon cancer awareness month which means strapping on our smiles and telling our story.
I’m all about cancer screening and what not but I kinda feel like there are enough people talking about it. We like to put a real face to the word cancer. We want people to be aware of the disease but even more so the actual people who are fighting it.
We may not have a cure but there are things we can do, tangible things, right now.
I’ll be totally honest with you and say though the subject has been grim, I’ve felt pretty glam putting my mascara on and getting back in front of the camera. I think like most moms I look a little more ragged homeless chic these days. But more than anything, I feel like I’m making Joe proud. He would have just melted watching Mira too. She was working the camera with her tricks and little grin.
I’ll post all of the links as some of the stories air.
Sunday is the Orlando memorial. I’m a little overwhelmed with going through this process again but thankful to get a chance to see the people who have supported us here in Central Florida and honor all that Joe stood for.
We’re also going to be talking about the Cocktails and Chemo Foundation and all that’s on the horizon for living like Joe— full of love and life.
See you in your blue shirts tomorrow! #CocktailsandChemo #JoeStrong