Well, by now, if you follow any of my social media sites, you know that Todd thinks he is hilarious by posing the girls in their morning pics in strange ways when I am out of town. Here was the pose the final day of my trip!
I was also intrigued by what he had in his little portfolio-thingy.
I happened to notice her mom's tee shirt, and knew I needed to connect.
"Hi, I'm Melanie. My nephew was at St. Jude for two years, so I couldn't help but notice your shirt. I appreciate your support of that institution."
The more we talked, the more I realized I was SUPPOSED to stop and talk to her for sure. She was actually at St. Jude WITH Jake. Thankfully, her daughter's brain tumor was removed, and she has no evidence of cancer. She has some residual effects from all the treatment, however, so if you see fit, stop and say a quick prayer for her brain to continue to heal to its prior healthy state!
She actually said, "I feel like I am meeting a celebrity family member!" hahaha. She told me that she followed Jake's caring bridge site the whole time they were there, and she can remember hearing his name called over the intercom at the hospital, as well as remembering the huge entourage that seemed to follow him everywhere he went. When I told her that I was commonly the author of that blog, and I was his Aunt MO, she acted like she knew me! How bout that?! Talk about a VERY, VERY good reason to stop and talk to someone!! Having someone remember my sweet nephew bolstered me for the whole day!