Zoë opened up the hearts and minds of more people that I know, and even more people that I did not know, and still more people that I have yet to know. She made you aware of how fragile life can be, and how to live with a fire in your soul. She brought me friends from all around the world who are willing to spread her message, and who have taken it upon themselves to do great things in her honor.
We have Team Zoë, which is not only people who have donated money and items for auction, (which was/is overwhelmingly generous, and we cannot thank you enough), but people who support us with hugs, prayers, messages, letters, emails, and check-ins. It is people who send little packages from far off distant lands just because. It is people who do mud races, road races, and have begun exercising along with us to better their lives in the pursuit of health, and kicking cancer’s ass. It is the people who check out my blog, and who watch my Facebook page from afar.
Zoë gave me a community of people who prop me up when I am most weak, and make me feel strong when I have exhausted the last bit of energy.
Zoë gave me a cause to focus on when I need to focus my energy on rough days. Today in her honor Zeppo, Esmée and I will be going to Children’s Hospital in Boston to drop off gifts I bought. I cannot buy gifts for my two year old daughter, but I can buy gifts for two year old children. So today we will drop off some toys, buy some balloons, and bring some goodies to those amazing nurses on the sixth floor. We will celebrate as best as we can in a place that preforms miracles every day.
Zeppo and Esmée and I will also have a tour at Fenway. This is Zeppo’s happy place, it is a place that has a lot of meaning for us as a family. It is a place where I will let Esmée launch her first balloon for her sister. We will cry. We will remember. We will smile, and laugh, and love. We will do all of this knowing that we have you watching us from near and far, sending us your love.
I cannot thank you enough for your continued support. I cannot thank you enough for your love and hugs.
Happy Birthday my Darling, my Peanut, my Zoë!
Mommy loves you, yes she does, yes she does.
Love and Hugs