I am so grateful for the great friends that I have (you know who you are!), my beautiful and supportive family and the amazing life we have created...but I do get down some days, question my decisions about certain things, beat myself up over things that are out of my control...life can sometimes seem tough. These are the times when you need to take a step back....take a deep breath....and look at the big picture. I am truly blessed........
I have people in my life that are not so fortunate.....a dear friend who is going through her second round of chemo for breast cancer that spread to her liver...she is 33. She is a true warrior.....a hero....a survivor and I love her so much. Always has a smile on her face and something nice to say. I count myself lucky to have her in my life.
Recently I learned about another warrior...Natalie. Natalie was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 3...this little girl is an inspiration. I cannot even imagine what she has had to endure through all of her treatments....a battle she has to fight at such an incredibly young age is just unfair. I have not yet met her in person...but I love her already.
You can find out more about Natalie here: Infinite Love for Natalie
After hearing Natalie's story from a close friend...I reached out to Natalie's mom about creating a piece for an upcoming gala....it was not hard to find inspiration.....this is the result: