so, the weekend of the 23rd was pretty darn special. that sunday was the annual orange county susan g. koman Race for the Cure 5k at fashion island. picture over 30,000 people all walking with friends, co-workers and family members in support of a common cause - the eradication of breast cancer.
it's become a family tradition of sorts for our clan to participate in this southern california event at fashion island. my mom died of breast cancer a while back and my sis and i pledged to do the annual 5k in our mom's honor. this year's run hit a glitch when my sister fell off a ramp and kinda broke her knee, making her 5k run a no go. darn. but wanna hear the great news? this is the very first year mckteen flew home to be a 5k participant. Woo!!
picture mckteen, mckid and mckmom doing the 5k all together..ooo, it's a mom's dream come true. .
it was super fab having mckteen come out and do this with me. i know she was looking forward to having her auntie, unc and cousins there, but we sure had fun by ourselves. we were also lucky to have mckteen bring out mckfriend from arizona to hang out with us and do the walk. this boy was a true gentleman and was a joy to have around - he even made his bed! mckteen and mckfriend are just that - friends, and i enjoyed seeing her interact with him and enjoyed their comfortable camaraderie.
i catch myself watching mckteen....growing into a lovely young lady. i know every freckle, but i don't feel like i really know HER - what's going on inside her noggin. i want to talk and laugh and commiserate on a daily basis, but she's at that time in her life when the apron strings were untied long ago, and she's fully immersed in being her own person. our weekends together aren't enough time to let her soak into my soul. i love her. and that will have to be enough. for now.