There's no "stuff" I can give my mom that will honor the love she shows, her impact on me or the sacrifices she's made. I know May 4th weighs on her heart. It's the anniversary of my Grandpa Sam's death from leukemia.
32 years later, my Grandma is still telling stories of him, their travels and his jokes. I have his photo in my living room and still remember our songs in the kitchen and the first funeral I experienced.
In addition, my dear friend Emily has experienced the untimely loss of her daughter and my God-daughter Alivia from leukemia. Being in the hospital with these amazing children and their families puts us all to shame. Their love and joy throughout the worst of circumstances is something that is an honor to experience.
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