This past week my mom rented herself a beach house in Holden Beach to WRITE! She is in her last year of school. Not much longer and we are going to have to start calling her Dr. Mom :) But, I just wanted to let everyone know that she is amazing! Not many people, actually, I don't know anyone else that can do what she does. This woman works a full time - FULL TIME job, works on her school work from like 9-2am, is the executive director of Rexanna's Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer, a mom, wife, friend and soooo much more. That doesn't even scratch the surface as to what she does on a day to day basis. She is amazing and I am so proud to be her daughter!!
While she was out in North Carolina Bryan and I sent her a care package. We knew this was a huge week for her and that she needed to get a lot of writing done. So we sent her a few fun things and a friend to keep her company. Funny how the times have changed (daughter sending mom care packages)
Check out a few of the pictures from my mom's week!
Mom called her friend docy! haha..
He sat at her table with her while she worked and kept her company!
He got to see the beach!
Docy even made friends :)
They came to visit Docy and mom each day. I am sure they even cooked for them. Yum.
Keep up the great work mom! You can do it. You are soo almost there! We are sooooo proud. And yes we will call you Dr. Mom. You deserve it :) Love you.
Friday, September 3, 2010
I could not put this book down. Ask Bryan, for the past 3 nights I find myself sitting on the couch all night lost in this Historical Fiction book. If you are into Historical Fiction you should definitely read it. I do have to say it wasn't your feel good, pat you on the back book. The book fictionalized the 1942 Paris roundups and deportations, in which thousands of Jewish families were arrested, held at the Vel di Hiv and then transported to Auschwitz. Tied throughout the story about the Jewish families and their struggles and horrible treatment before their death is a story about a modern day journalist who is doing a report/column on this particular event in history for the 60th anniversary. Through her exploration, research and journey she becomes fascinated with Sarah's story and how things in her own life have actually intertwined with things that happened in the summer of 1942.