"No Mommy It's Not Closed"
My little cousin is now a beautiful 19 year old woman. She is not only strong, amazing, wonderful and my best friend but she is a cancer survivor. At the age of eight she was diagnosed with AML Leukemia and spent many years fighting for her life in a small little hospital room. She is now, thankfully, in remission and has been for several years. With all those years spent in hospital rooms confined to isolation she and I missed out on so much, but as time went by we grew closer and closer.
The past 4 or so years we had made a point to do as much together as we could; from going to hockey games and making it a point to have girls night at least once a week if not more at Chick-fil-A .
Almost three years ago I was blessed with a beautiful little girl that made her way into our weekly Chick-fil-A traditions. It got to the point where my daughter knew what days we were suppose to meet there for dinner and if that schedule wasn't kept she made it a point to ask why we weren't at Chick-fil-A for dinner.
My cousin has now moved away to college so we don't see very much of her and my daughter has started to miss her and our Chick-fil-A dates dearly. Last Sunday as we were on our way to visit my cousin, my daughter says, “Mommy, we’re going to Chick-fil-A with Tina right?" I sadly had to explain that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays to let the employees spend time with their families. Well needless to say my daughter was not happy at all, she threw the biggest fit to the point where I had to drive her to the closest Chick-fil-A and show her that they were closed and let me tell you she cried her eyes out.
So Chick-fil-A thank you for all the date nights and quality time you've shared with my cousin, daughter and me. You have helped us make so many memories that will forever mean the world to me. Plus you made me realize my daughter should be on a Chick-fil-A commercial for her Sunday melt down.