Monday, August 25, 2008

Tending My Feminine Soul

I leave on Wednesday for vacation. I'll be in Georgia for a couple of days then will drive down to St. Augustine, Florida with my sister to spend a WEEK with the women folk of the family. This is an annual event and open only to the women in the family. Normally, no children are allowed, but this year we've made an exception for my sister's 3 month old nursing daughter who is the most adorable, well-behaved baby ever (otherwise, we may have voted her off the island).

My dad died of cancer almost 4 years ago and less than a year later, my mom was diagonosed with breast cancer. After 2 rounds of chemo, a mastectomy, radiation, and now ongoing "anti-hormone" therapy, she's holding her own. After going through all that, she decided there's no time like the present for enjoying life. This annual week at the beach together is one of her priorities...last year she asked us to promise to come this year even if she weren't still around. Thankfully, she is still around and we look forward to good laughs, margaritas, sitting on the beach watching the sunrise, walking in the surf, key lime pie...

I'll check in when (if?) I return. : )


Jan said...

Have fun!! I wish I could be there to see that wonderful nursing 3 month old.

Katherine E. said...

Me, too! Miss you, Kathy!