Friday, August 14, 2009

A Whole New Perspective

As most of you are aware, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer yesterday. She found a lump a couple of weeks ago and went in for testing and then was told to come back in to talk to the doctor. Our fears were confirmed. She has it in 4 places in her milk ducts. They are to do a mastectomy on Monday to remove the breast. This is a terrible thing, but also a good thing because they think this should take care of it and she will not have to do radiation or chemo. Please pray for her as she goes through this tough time. She will be in the hospital at least one night and then will be home 3-4 weeks to recover.

It gives me a whole new perspective on a cause that I've been really proud to be a part of over the past year. My sisters and I ran in the Komen Race for the Cure last November and will be doing it again this year. We raised $800 last time, so it is good to know that money went to helping my mom! It really makes me think about God's plan and purpose that we would have been involved in that race out of all that we could have chosen. I'm excited to do it again this year and am even more determined to help the fight against breast cancer. And it will be so wonderful and exciting to have my mom there this year wearing a pink shirt as a survivor!
Please let me know if you would like to join our team and run or walk on November 1st! We'd be happy to have more members on our team, Pink Power!