Saturday, October 25, 2008

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 08

Today was a beautiful day! Woody and I were joined by many friends early this morning in our efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as raise funds to help in research.

Before I talk anymore about the day, I would like to recognize two of my specials friends who walked with us today. Laurie Moudy and Pamela Olbert. Both Laurie and Pamela lost their precious Mothers to this terrible disease. The strength that each of them showed today was amazing. As far as anyone could tell, their minds were on the present and on supporting me and my fight. I know that their minds and hearts were with their Mothers, as it should be. I hope they both know their Moms are looking down from Heaven and are so proud of their girls! They are beautiful and kind hearted and are raising their children to be the same. Niether Grandmother was able to see their Grandchildren born, but I know they are both Guardian Angels to Taylor, Cayden, Sydney & Noah. So girls, I want you to know how much I appreciate your support during this time. Please know that if you ever need my shoulder to talk about your Moms, you got it! Pamela, I know there has to be even more funny stories for you to share! I won't get mad at you for making me laugh about the things you and your Mom did while she was sick!! lol lol lol Laurie, I want us to talk sometime soon over coffee and scones (baked fresh by you with chocolate chips, of course!!) and have you tell me about your Mom and her struggle. I love you both.

Now, for the lighter side of today! This was our team "Save the Boobies" today: Woody & Me; Destiny, Amie (Des' granddaughter); Laurie and her twins, Sydney & Noah; Joseph; Micheal; Melissa & Estefan; Verisa, Michelle, Daniel & Mimi; Beth, Timothy, Jacob & Kaley; Pamela & Pat, Sumitra & Lindsey; and the Kenwood High School Cheerleaders and their Coach, Kim. WOW!!! How awesome is that?! It meant so much to me to have you all there. Next year we are going to take over!!! There will have to be a BIG tailgate party aftwards. We won't get stuck in parking lot traffic because we will be grilling burgers and dogs waiting on everyone else to leave!!

The day was gorgeous and it was wonderful to see so many different people walking & running. There were young and old and those that didn't have the strength to walk still enjoyed the day with a loved one pushing them in a wheelchair! It was very humbling for me. I know that I have (or in my mind, had) breast cancer, but I also know that I am one of the lucky ones. Mine was caught very early and I will have a full recovery! There are so many others that didn't or won't win the fight, and those that will have a much harder time beating it than me. I admire their will to fight and promise that mine will NEVER break!

I will soon have all of the pictures from everyone elses cameras (I forgot mine!) and will put together a photo album and post it soon. The pics are great!

Have a great rest of the weekend and might I say, "ROLL TIDE ROLL / BEAT TENNESSEE!"

Love you all,



ladypaine said...

Looks like it was a gorgeous day in those parts - wish we were still around to join y'all. Keep your chin up sweet lady and remember - "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step..."

You have already started stepping closer to a full recovery and we will be with you in spirit every step of the way.

Since Clemson is off this week and Jeff's wearing his new hat, I guess I can shout a Roll Tide for you...

Miz Paine

Sweet Peas said...

You are too sweet! I love you dearly and would love to bake some chocolate chip scones and remenice with you about my mother. It was a great day with so many friends. We will have many more years of memories to create.

always blessed

Sweet Peas said...

I can't spell but I would love to reminisce over coffee and scones.

mortgage chic said...

You are the best! Thank you for such kind words. Pat and I both cried. That really meant alot to me!!!!
Yes I will gladly share all funny stories with you.

Luv ya

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