Thankful for My MOM

I have the best title; I'm an Aunt. I'm like a mom but get to sleep 8 hours at night. I mean they are 20 & 21 “now but you get my drift. However, I love them both as they were my own. Not sure what the future has in store for me, as far as motherhood goes,  but I'm blessed to be a part of the TIA CLUB.


I may not be a mom but I do have one, and a pretty damn amazing one at that. My mother is probably one of the two people who truly knows and understands me (Kevin is the other). I know everyone says the cliche that their mom is their best friend, but I'm not  kidding....mine is. I've been burned a couple times and because of this I keep a really tight group of friends. However, the one that has always been there for me is my mom. She even went to my bachelorette “party”. I know what you’re thinking but the truth is you have no idea how amazing my mom is.......she has the spirit of a 20 year old.


She has stuck by me through thick and thin. She has supported my singing venture, pageantry, body building competitions, journalism days, the list goes on. Not once did she ever question my decisions. Instead she was always the first one at every competition, practice and event. Now is my turn to show her that same support. Earlier this year we got some pretty horrible news. One that you hear others talk about but never really think YOU would actually be affected by it; my mom was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. Fortunately, the doctors were able to remove it and she is CANCER FREE! However, she still has a long road ahead of her. Her doctors advised her that she should get chemo and radiation done so that the cancer will not return. So that is where we are now; 12 chemo sessions, 20 radiation and an entire year of Hercaptin.


I honestly never thought that this would be happening. Two years ago, was the happiest time of my life planning a wedding and now this year is one of the darkest. I also never thought that I would be as strong as I've been during this entire process but I know I have to be for my mom. All the years I've had her to lean on and now it’s her turn to lean on me. Not that she needs to lean on me much , my beautiful BEAUTY TURNED BEAST had her first chemo session and the following day walked two miles. It doesn't stop there: a couple days after she was diagnosed she completed a half marathon. Now you know why I think she is the greatest person in my life.  My mom is full of positivity, strength, love, kindness and faith which is why I believe she has done so well during this entire journey and will continue to do so.


While we were in New York this past weekend, I decided to do a quick, easy and tons of fun workout with my mom. It was the perfect way to spend some quality time together and bond over something we both love, ok well I love haha. For this workout you will only need a band and your MOM.


Hope you all enjoy this special day with your moms and don't forget to hug her a little tighter and tell her how much you love and appreciate her.


Here is the video with the workout. 

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Here is the video with the workout.