this moment.

as inspired by souleMama; one photo from our week, no words, only an image to sum up our time as a family. one that captures a moment in time and is a visual reminder of where we were at this time in our lives. 

this is a picture of myself (second from the right  trying to hold back tears) and some of my fellow  brain tumour survivors at our towns spring sprint last sunday. it was a beautiful spring day, a perfect day for a run or walk to raise funds for the canadian brain tumour foundation. we raised over $39, 000!!! wooohooooooooo!!!! so awesome!!!

my parents came, which meant a great deal to me. i think it was very cathartic for my mum, especially, to see so many people involved in such a great cause. people who are living with or have survived a brain tumour surrounded by all of their friends and family! surrounded by so much love!

my kids came and now at 5 years of age bear was asking some tough questions. luckily dear hubby was there to answer them. he told bear we were there to support survivors of brain tumours and that the people wearing blue shirts had had a tumour and had been sick. (there were also people wearing white shirts who were family or friends of a survivor and people in orange shirts were volunteers). 

bear saw me in my blue shirt all day, but never made the connection. 
not yet anyway
one day soon it’s a conversation we will have to have with the kids. 

anyhow, let me hear three cheers for all these survivors in blue shirts…

i would love it if you left a link to your { this moment }. 

xo, mama lola
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  1. says

    Found your blog through the Brain Tumour Foundation’s Facebook page. My 8 year old son wore a blue shirt on Saturday at the Hamilton Spring Sprint. Most of the day, I was able to keep a smile on my face for my son and my other 2 children and all of the family who had come to join in the run. But seeing him amongst the other blue shirts for the survivour photo made me weep. He was by far the youngest survivour and one of the older men joked about the fact he hadn’t been alive long enough to get sick with a brain tumour! But he has been. In fact, he was 6 when we found his tumour. He (and you!) have been through so much. My other 2 children have been well-versed in “sickness.” Be honest with your children. They can handle and understand so much at their own level. Much love to you and yours and may you never be bothered with the “t-word” again!!


  2. says

    This is so beautiful! My dad had a brain tumour when I was a child and he unfortunately passed. It was the worst experience of my life but I’m so happy, proud, and grateful for you and every other brain tumour survivor on this planet. You are amazing. 🙂

    Sending so much love,

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