With sadness....

On May 13, 2012, my mom lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. There is no doubt we will miss her sense of humor, love, kindness and friendship. We will carry her in our hearts forever.While I am the photographer of the family, my sister is a great writer. Here is a photograph from a few years ago that I made of my mom long before her diagnosis along my sister's "Things I Learned From My Mom." We love you, Mom.

“Things I Learned From My Mom”: 1. Never leave the house without makeup. Ok, maybe if you're in labor. 2. Be careful what you say in public because you never know who might be listening. All Jews know each other! 3. Love your family above all else, and be there for them no matter what. 4. A corollary to the above: your sister is your best friend. 5. A woman should always be able to manage her own (and the family's) finances. 6. A husband and wife can be equal partners in a marriage even though they might contribute in different ways. 7. Choose friends who like you for who you are, not what they think you can do for them. Hang onto your true friends for life. 8. Don't buy an overbred puppy, or you might end up with more than you bargained for! Like, say, a dog who can climb on countertops, jump over gates, and eat pizza out of the refrigerator. 9. Nordstrom’s is good. Harrods is better. 10. Chocolate is a non-FDA approved antidepressant. 11. Schoolwork takes precedence over boys. 12. Really take the time to listen to your children and understand who they are as individuals. They are your ultimate legacy.

I hope we can make you proud, Mom.