On Mother's Day this past weekend, I spent time with my mother and grandmother. We did the usual things people do on this holiday like drink too many mimosas, and a good time was had by all.

I picked out some charms for a bracelet my mom wears — one of which was a glass bead with a breast cancer ribbon painted on it. I joked with my brother that it seemed insensitive to remind my cancer survivor mother of this traumatic event in her life, but my mother instead decided to wear it proudly.

For reference, my mom is probably the unhealthiest healthiest person I've ever known. She's been dealt an unfair hand over health over the years — cancer, included — but you wouldn't know it if you knew her. She's incredibly gracious and proud of her good fortune in other ways, and I think even more proud she's overcome so many obstacles.

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