Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Carter and Happy Mother's Day Joana!

Today is Carter's 1st Birthday. Carter is the son of a great friend of mine, Joana. Together with her husband, extended family and close friends we celebrated today. Carter enjoyed eating some cake and playing with tissue paper!

But the real reason for this post today isn't really to talk about Carter's birthday but to thank Joana for her amazing friendship especially over the past 20 months. Joana became a first time mother only months after I was diagnosed and was of course adjusting to a whole new life. She still always made time to check in with me to see how I was doing and feeling. She is always supportive and always reminds me to take care of myself. Joana use to work with me at the adoption agency and she knows how stressful the work is. She is quick to remind me to leave work at work and take care of myself. Quite honestly ever since she left work (after having Carter) it just hasn't been the same (must be why I'm leaving!)

I don't think Joana has slept through the night since Carter was born so she know what it feels like to be exhausted. She still never minds when I complain about being fatigued and will always listen. And thank God she is a stay-at-home mother right now b/c I don't know what I would do if I couldn't call her to vent about work stuff! Joana and Carter did the Boston MS Walk with my team this year and did a great job fundraising too!

Joana thank you so much for your continued support. You are a great friend and an amazing mother. Here is too many more years of friendship and motherhood.

Happy Birthday Carter!!! Happy Mother's Day Joana!!!!

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