She is also, without a doubt, my number one cheerleader in all things Critter Farm-related. I truly believe that she loves our little farm as much as I do.
She was on-hand (and so excited) to unveil the grand opening of our brand new chicken coop in April of 2008:
She was overjoyed when the first six donkeys arrived on Critter Farm in May of 2008:
And delighted in getting to know every one up close and personally:
My animals love her.
Even grouchy Chester will stop whatever he is doing for a bit of momma-love from her:
At the end of December, my mom was diagnosed with cancer.
In January, she started chemotherapy.
And every three weeks since then, we spend half a day at the hospital, where she receives her chemo treatments. She has made so many new friends (here she is, photographing her chemo nurse, Robin, who is humorously flexing her "chemo drug muscles" for her)...:
A few weeks ago, a package was waiting for me on my doorstep:
It was from my mom.
Inside was a headlamp...because she was worried about me being outside in the dark on the property:
I love wearing my new headlamp:
So be it. However, we both agree it was a lovely gift.
But the milestone today?
Today is my mom's final chemotherapy treatment:
My mom, though, just seems anxious to have this period behind her, so she can return to focusing on the things so very important to her...: