Motherhood is not easy. The overwhelming challenges are an honor. Nothing easy is magnificent. They also break your heart in ineffable ways, leaving us breathless.

These are stories of a magnificent Mother named Pearl.

On May 19, 2014 Eli, Pearls youngest child, was sent to the hospital. “His eyes were glazed over, darting back and forth trying to find me in our house.”

On June 1st Eli was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. On the day of diagnosis the first and only oncologist to see Eli told Pearl he only had a few months to live. Eli immediately went on chemo.