David and I volunteered this morning for the Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.
It was a hot, beautiful day. We were on the fruit station, cutting up bananas and oranges. I love being involved especially when we have had friends impacted by breast cancer. But really who hasn’t?
It was a good day. Hug the ones you love.
“When my alarm goes off hatefully early, I try to console myself with this: No one is going to get to Heaven and say ‘Man, I wish I’d slept more.'” – Beth Moore
I so feel this way since surgery. I feel as though everyday I must be doing something, because for years (yes, years) I wasn’t able to do anything but sit and watch life go by.
Yesterday, David and I participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at our local mall. The walk wasn’t timed or for anything but to bring awareness. Two years ago I would have felt guilt for not being able to participate. Now, grateful I can. Honored to walk for those who have left us too soon. Honored to walk for those who still fight.
Up early…not liking it…but I LOVE it.
“Love yourself first and everything else will falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
Schedule your mammogram today if you haven’t already.
Love and blessings.
My friend Beth.
This is my favorite photo of her.
She was so done with me and my camera.
I had the pleasure of attending the American Cancer Ball with her.
Her hair had grown back, and the dress had a lace up back.
Her birthday is today, August 17.
We used to celebrate our birthdays together.
I miss that.
She would have been 38 today.
Breast cancer affects so many.
Beth was strong, happy, and always smiling.
I miss her. She touched many of us.
Happy Birthday Beth.
1 in 8 will get breast cancer. I believe we already had ours…many of ours actually.
Beth, Gretchen, Dana, Sandie. That’s four – we are done.
Shana is a consultant for Longaberger. She participated in a Horizon of Hope (breast cancer) awareness fund raiser.
Gerber Daises were Beth’s favorite flower. Pink. Mine too.
They raised $1,300 for a cure. This will become an annual event. I liked being with friends on this one.
Remember to do your exams, and get a mammogram!