So this blog entry it going to be a little more personal today then work related. But I wanted to share with you all a photo of my aunt. One of my mom's younger sisters who we recently lost to Cancer. My aunt was given 6 months or less when she was diagnosed with cancer! when our family found out we were all very devastated. We never thought that something like this can happen to us or anyone close to us but that just shows that cancer does not matter who we are or whom we are related too.
My gorgeous aunt lived a whole 2yrs after being diagnosed! 2 yrs! we were so happy that she lived longer than what she was told. She was a fighter with a big heart. Loosing someone for the 1st time in our family was really hard on everyone specially my cousins they lost a mom my uncle lost a wife my family lost a aunt, sister and my Grandma lost her daughter. Loosing someone does not get any easier we have to take it day by day, but even those day by day still can be very hard. Ive seen the effect it has taken my family my mom and my poor grandma.
This is my mom to the left and my Gorgeous Aunt! you can't even tell she was already fighting this horrible illness. She lived everyday to her fullest, she loved to love she loved to be happy she loved to help others and have a good time. Oh and she loved to shop too.
I tried not to cry to be strong for my mom but when we went to see my aunt a week before she passed and seeing her at her weakest broke me and then seeing my mom break was the worst as well. I can't stand seeing my mom cry or seeing her hurt. Seeing her hurt for her little sister was so hard but I still had to try and stay strong for her and my aunt. I will never take the last moments I had with her for granted! I will always remember her as the way she was before she got cancer. I will always remember her as a true fighter.
I will cherish all the memories I had with her growing up! when she would chase my little brother to bite his cheeks because he had big chunky cheeks when she cut my boys hair at her kids beauty salon. The way every time she would cook food it would ALWAYS be spicy! and she would call me a chicken because it would be too spicy for me.
that is my older son getting his first haircut by my aunt. Oh and trust me she bit his little chunky cheeks too. She said "your tio (uncle) doesn't have big cheeks anymore but you do."
My youngest getting his 2nd hair cut by aunt. They loved going to her because she had the fun kids salon.
"What matters most is how you walked through the fire."
Remember to always say "I love you" to those who you care for. Don't let those who you love and care for go. Don't loose your self and stay close to those who will always be there for you and have been there for you through thick and thin. Thank you for letting me write a little about my family today and share with you all a little about my Tia Lupita (aunt)
"I think the hardest part about loosing someone, isn't having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always trying to fill the void, the emptiness that's left inside your heart when they go."
A California Portrait Photographer! I am a wife to a Marine and a mommy to two handsome little boys who are my everything. Here you will find a little bit about my personal life mixed in with my photography journey. Feel free to read away and enjoy. I recommend to read with some wine that always makes it fun.