In an attempt to keep life as normal as possible, I ventured to Ryder's birthday party. I haven't wanted to photograph anything since diagnosis. The only time I've picked up the camera was Christmas day and then the odd time since then. I had no interest in taking pictures or editing pictures or anything else that comes along with it.
Ryder's mom is a good friend who insisted I not come to Ryder's party - but instead for me to concentrate on myself and the healing I would need to do. Jason suggested I go; he knew I needed to pick up the camera for enjoyment. He was right.
And really, how could I resist this face?
Last November, I was at Ryder's house to take a family photo. Mom, Dad, and I looked for the perfect location. We got some pictures on the front step, some on the back step, but were looking for something else. Let's try a spot in the living room, we'll move the sofa, add some Christmas props and bam! done. Til we moved the sofa - poor Ryder didn't like that at all! He had a little meltdown in the corner of the room where the sofa had once been. :-( Moving the sofa back (quick, quick, quick!) didn't help, but a little bit of The Wiggles on TV sure did. Imagine my surprise when I saw Ryder moving furniture around during his birthday party! ;-)
And of course, he's on my team, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and helping me on my journey:
Happy Birthday, Ry!