Here is the link to the newspaper article from the Ventura County Star.
It was pretty strange to read about myself in this morning's paper. Both the article and the video online made me get all choked up. My friend Rhiannon wrote the article and she is amazing. She suffers from fibromyalgia, a daily and life long battle. She is a real warrior and here she is writing a story on me... really? I think we need a month to promote awareness for a lot of other diseases too.
My boys both want to take the newspaper to school for show and tell. This is what I love. My children are learning to not be afraid...to not be embarrassed by the fact that we are going through something that makes us different. I hope this is a lesson that sticks with them for life. It's okay to have a bald mom who all your friends stare at.
Ephraim's soccer team wore pink sweat bands around their shin guards at his soccer game yesterday in my honor. It was so cute. The coach said it was the boys idea. After the game they presented me with beautiful pink roses and told me that they had dedicated that game to me... even though they lost. I'm good with a loss on the game they dedicated to me. It seems more fitting. Life doesn't always turn out how we expect it to but we need to do the best we can with what we have... win or lose.