It's a big day around here...being Pink carts birthday which of course, no co-incidence, is the anniversary of my Mother's passing from breast cancer and the WHOLE reason Pink cart was born. What few people know is it's also the date I chose to get married on. Today, September 1st, 2011, is the 25 year anniversary of my Mother leaving us and the 10th anniversary of my commitment to my husband Tim. I have gotten a lot of puzzled looks from people over the years wondering why I would choose to have both occasions on the same date. Of course I didn't pick the first, but I sure as heck picked the second. And here is why...when your Mother, the most important woman in your life, tragically dies, you never get over it...EVER. The pain dulls but doesn't go away and there isn't much you can do about that. So, in marrying on the same date to a person that I deeply love I was able to crowd the sadness, push it into a corner and essentially minimize its space in my heart.
My Mother would have liked Tim, she would have said "you go girl" because he is completely awesome and single handedly turned the worst day of my life into the best day of my life and Mom would have liked that.
Thanks to all of you that share my vision of Pink carts rolling to the curb everywhere for breast cancer awareness.
Happy 2nd birthday to you all!