Okay, so I knew that title would get your attention! This is me at my first social function in 8 1/2 months without a wig, a hat or a scarf! Last weekend I went to a friend’s birthday party “as is” with my fuzzy head of hair. I have to gel it a bit or else I look like I have bed-head, but there are worse things, right?
The blond behind me in the pink shirt in this picture is my friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Donna, who has given me so much inspiration and courage through these last few months. (Birthday girl is behind her in polka dots – thatnks for including me Annemarie!) Together, next month, Donna and I celebrate our 1 and 2 year survival dates, respectively. Next week at my church ladies Bible study I will be giving my “story”, and telling how God has brought me and our family through the most difficult year of our lives. If I can get through those 12 minutes without melting in tears it will be a miracle!
I have been reading over some of my early blog entries from last September and October, which you can read too by clicking on the archive dates to the right on this page. I am reminded of how my life has rested in the palm of God’s hands and how I have felt “carried” through this past year. Carried because of those around me who have lifted my spirits, provided for my physical needs, and the prayers of many.
How do I feel?
Grateful. Strong. Empowered.
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