Since I got sick (I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer from the beginning, after a short, steep decline), we have been to Disney World, a family wedding out West, Niagara Falls, and many family get-togethers. This summer, so far, we have been to Montreal's Jazzfest, Ottawa's Bluesfest (where my daughter performed), the Diefenbunker and several other local history museums. What I haven't done is blog.
I have missed many posts, tweets, articles and the BCSM Monday night tweet chat. I have thought of my blog and you my readers often. The day she started day camp, I even started a post about what has kept me busy... That was last month. I have just been too busy to blog. I am sorry that some of you may have been worried I was unwell. Nothing could be farther from the truth. After busy days, I have crashed on the couch in front of the television most nights. Some nights I've gone to sleep at the same time as my girl.
I may not have been active in social media, instead I have been making memories. I'm not just talking about outings and photo ops. I have been spending time with my daughter doing our special things:
- like making triple M: Mmmm Mommy's Macaroni and Cheese.
- cuddling in bed at bedtime, not to mention afternoon family cuddles.
- soft kisses before bed.
- movies and our favourite Family Channel shows.
- our secret handshake.
- reading the 39 Clues series.
I have missed my social media friends. However this summer, and every day I am blessed with, I will work to make strong memories that will have to carry my girl through the depths of future grief.