Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pink Cancer

Happy October!

October is breast cancer aware month.


This is always a bitter sweet reminder for me.

Both my mom and birth mom have had breast cancer.

I lost my mom when i was 19. After many years of living with cancer.
Lots of ups and downs.
Still to early for her to go.
I miss her and think about her all the time.
I know she is with me everyday.


I met my birth mom about 4 years ago.
During this time she has battled and beat breast cancer! She still has lymphadema.
After her latest mamogram she is 2 years cancer free.
woo hoo!



I have done race for the cure on and off  for years.
It is always such a fabulous gathering of support for survivers, and the people who are representing who they are walking for.


She's a beauty!


So say a pray for anyone you know that is going through any kind of cancer.

We and they need our prayers.

oxoxox,
Jessi

19 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Jessi, I am so sorry about your mom. It must be so hard. I am so glad your birth mom beat it! That is wonderful. I will say a prayer. Thank you so much for this beautiful post.
Love ya,
Amy

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Thinking pink !!! So sorry about your Mom. I do not even want to think about loosing mine I see her everyday and i know I am sooo lucky to have her.

vivian said...

thats so sad about your mom JEsse. I have a friend who just ahd a masectomy and reconstruction last year and it was very difficult to watch her go through it, though she did it sooo bravely! She is doing fantastic now and has the sweetest curliest hair, which I think is adorable and she hates!
anyways.. I'm all for supporting breast cancer awareness in whatever manner we can! Your post was perfect.
hugs
vivian

Pieceful Bits said...

Jessi,
Sorry to hear about your mom losing her battle and at such a young age.
Glad to hear your birth mom is doing good. My sister had breast cancer at 35..she has been cancer free for 12 years!!! She does have lymphodema in her right arm but it doesn't slow her down. She has a beautiful 6 year old daughter she has to chase around. Think Pink (~~)Julie

Apron of the Month Club said...

Jessi,
I just prayed for you and your family. I know our sweet Lord Jesus Christ is wonderful and will protect and bring home.

God Bless you!
Yoli
http://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/

LiLi M. said...

Great reminder post Jessi! I am sorry to hear that you lost your mother on breast cancer. I lost both my mother and little brother on (other types) of cancer, so I know how hard that is. This month I will have a give away in benefit of the Dutch Pink ribbon cancer society, as I did last year. With more research the chance to survive will grow and grow.Let's hope that with our donation the future will be breast cancer free, to start with!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Jessy! I love your post!!! Thank you for visiting me and touring Stillwater; isn't it a cute place? God bless you....my mom died of ovarian cancer. What an ugly thing,but she was brave and went down fighting and I will never forget her courage. Thank you for the awareness and recognitition of all the wonderful ladies who are warriors in this battle. Come back soon! Anita

NicNacManiac said...

Think Pink Sweet Friend!
Thoughtful post, you are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

Andrea said...

Hey doll My mother in law is having a battle with it now, it is tough! I didn't know that about your mom, that must have been tough for you and yes she is with you every day! P.S( did you get my message?)

Apron of the Month Club said...

Hi Jessi, thanks for joining me in the trip to Mexico. My sister went last week and found gorgeous silver crosses about 8" x 6", that we will use for a Christmas Craft Show in December.

Hope you have a good weekend.
yoli :)

SherryRoseBella said...

Hi Sweet Jessi...sorry you lost your Mom at such a young age. I know she is watching over you every second of your life. I am happy that your birth mom is a breast cancer survivor of 2 yrs...so great! I am now a 5 yr. b.c. survivor & I thank God for being so good to me. I look forward to seeing you soon!
hugs, Sherry

Sandy Michelle said...

My mommy just had a masectomy due to breast cancer and now she is recovering. I had no idea you wnet throught the same thing with your moms!

Hugs!
Sandy

Trinity said...

We just found out on Thursday that my father in law has lung cancer. We think it was found early and treatment looks positive but he is 76 years old so we aren't sure how he will respond to chemo. What a beautiful post.

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Jessi,
May God bless you Hon.You have been though many trials in your life,haven't you? But you are a fighter arn't you.My best friend beat cancer. She lost one of her breast,not even two yrs ago.She's doing great.Your rosery is beautiful.Take care Dear.I'll say prayers for you Mom.
XXOO Marie Antionette

T's Daily Treasures said...

A beautifully written heartfelt post. I don't know many people these days who are not in some way affected by cancer. My mother-in-law died 4-1/2 years ago and my uncle exactly three months later. It is hard to watch people who are so vibrant all of a sudden taken down by the disease. Prayers and blessings, Tammy

Jenny S said...

So sorry about your mom! Mine has been going through breast cancer for the last 9 years. She is still fighting and surviving but there are "spots" now all over her body! Cancer sucks and we loose too many people to it! God be with you and your birth mom and make sure you get your mammie's grammed!!

barbara burkard said...

...i'm so sorry about your mom...i lost mine to inflammatory breast cancer...5 years ago...i never knew there was more than one kind til then....

blesssings to you sweet one...

hugz

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Blessings, so many to you. My friend Rena and I collaborated for a piece on cancer in the July 2009Somerset Studio and I still can't read my own words I wrote for it outloud. I just feel so deeply for all those with such courage to live on. Blessings again.

Holly said...

warm heartful post jessi, thanks for sharing part of you.