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I woke up this morning thinking of the one person who has made quite possibly the biggest impact on my life to date, and even in the past five years, when she hasn’t been by my side, I know numerous times throughout the day that she is looking out for me. I see herself in my actions, words and attitude more and more every day! I have the same little fiery, sassy attitude and as B says, “You don’t take shit from anyone!” I used to be SO embarrassed of my mom getting riled up at certain things, and I am the SAME way! I’m so thankful that I was blessed with her for 20 years of my life and now I’m thankful I am just like her. It’s crazy because the months of April and May are the hardest for me becuase it’s like bam, bam, bam all these important reminder dates, but it’s good to spend time to reflect and think about her and all the good memories that we have in our lives. Today she would have been 55. So if you have someone special in your life make sure you take the time to tell them you love them today. There are such special moments in life, don’t let them pass you by.

Happy 55th Birthday Mom! I’ve made a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in memory of my mom today. You can also right here at this link. Imagine a life without Breast Cancer.


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  • Reply Aron

    <3 love you girl and happy birthday to your mama <3

    May 12, 2011 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Keri

    Beautiful tribute to your Mom :) Thanks for the reminder not to take things for granted.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Sean

    Losing a parent is never easy, I lost my mother when I was 16 and my fiance lost both her parents at an early age of MS. I’m sure your mother is very proud of you!

    May 12, 2011 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Carolina Girl

    Beautiful post Danica!!! xoxo

    May 12, 2011 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Sarah

    What a beautiful post Danica! Your mom has so much to be proud of!

    May 12, 2011 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Gosh I’m right there with you, my mom’s bday is sept 24 and she died Oct 12, it’s one after another. It’s hard when days like mother’s day or any holiday for that matter, roll around, but it’s also a good time to smile and think of all the great memories you have. I hope today is a special day for you, filled with smiles and a few tears are ok too.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Char

    What a beautiful post. Your mom must be so proud of you.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Layla

    Awww, your mom would be so happy to see this post and to see how much you’ve made of your life. You’re a great tribute to her.

    May 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Paige

    Such a sweet tribute to your mom. I also lost my mom 6 years ago to brain cancer….there is definitely an emptiness I carry around in my heart at all times, but I know she is watching me and I hope I make her smile. I know your mom is doing the same!

    May 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply April B.

    Hugs to you. I love how you honor your mom. She is with you and in you…you’re an amazing person.

    May 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Just Run With It

    Happy birthday to your beautiful mom. You’re wonderful, and I’m thinking of you today, girl :)

    May 13, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Ally

    Oh goodness! I KNOW that your mom is so super proud of the kick ass person you are. I know it’s hard going through so many “grown up” moments without a momma, but, you handle it all with such class. Thinking of you lady!

    May 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    A little late— Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

    May 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Sandy

    Love the picture! Happy Belated Birthday Mom!

    May 17, 2011 at 10:28 am
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