{ month of pink }


I should have posted this 15 days ago, but i didn't think far enough in advance, and i would honestly like to think that there was no such thing as breast cancer. My grandmother and her two sisters (on my maternal side) all passed of breast cancer and/or complications from chemotherapy. It really sucks and i miss them all. I have to take extra care because of the history. In fact, when we started trying to have a family, my ob/gyn ordered me a mammography earlier than normal because of the history. I never ended up going out of sheer fear, and the fact that we started up with ART and my mind shifted. I just made another appointment with my ob/gyn, and i'll have him schedule me another mammography. Yikes!

In honor of breast cancer awareness month and saving the Ta-Tas, i will donate to the Susan G. Komen fund and even though i have missed the opportunity to 'race for the cure' i have made it a point to find another race, even if i have to wait another year.

My grandmother was the sweetest human being you could ever want to know. I miss her dearly and my grandfather just hasn't been the same. I don't think i'll forget the random phone call at 5:15 am from my mother, telling me her mother had gone to heaven. My heart broke for me, my heart broke for my mother. I wish she was physically here to meet our child one day, but i know she is here in spirit and watching over us.

Here is grandma at my wedding

So tender and so gentle, as only she could be
For all that she believed in, as far as we could see
Was living life and having fun and don’t forget her love
For “angel” does describe her best along with her white dove.

She said to laugh and cry with joy, and don’t forget to sing
All the songs she’d taught us, like the wind beneath my wings.
That was her favorite song you know, so sing it out my dear
But don’t regret that she is gone, she hears you loud and clear!

Today we learned what hero means, she’d be so very proud
To see her name so brightly lit from atop her great white cloud.
She watches closely over us and guides us through each day
So please remember Rose, each and every time you pray!

Not one of us would disagree, she left us way to soon
The only time we see her now is through the big bright moon.
Her legacy lives on today and those who knew her boast
That life and love and laughter too, are what she loved the most.

- The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation


bklyn76 said...

i'm so sorry you lost your grandmother and 2 great aunts. one of my best friends was diagnosed at 34 yrs old with breast cancer and 1.5 yrs later is thankfully, cancer free. b/c of her i am more diligent in checking myself every month. i'm glad you are taking early screening measures too.

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