My Goodbye Letter from my Mother

I wrote this little post for Mother's Day in 2013.

I feel the loss of my mom every single day. It was a major catalyst to how quickly I moved when I was diagnosed myself. I couldn't stand the idea of my kiddos not having me, so I needed to move and move fast. Double mastectomy and reconstruction...sooner rather than later.

I'm so grateful we got in their quickly. Though the tumor was invasive ductal carcinoma, we got it before it got to my lymph nodes...and since I had a double mastectomy with clear margins...no chemo or radiation. 
I'm beyond thankful.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. My mom saved my life.

 

May, 2013

This is a beautiful picture of my mom, Karen. She wrote letters to my brothers and I when she found out she wasn't going to beat her fight with breast cancer. I was 7 and apparently a busy little girl. She passed at 39...my age in 8 more months...seems impossible. <3 (Thanks big brother for giving me the idea to share such love).

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mother's out there who love with every ounce of their hearts and more!

 My beautiful mother, Karen Kauffman.

My beautiful mother, Karen Kauffman.