Thursday, May 28, 2009

A year ago....

A year ago Jay and I were headed to Gulfport for a medical convention that Jay had with Astrazeneca. We had just check in and my parents called and they had just gotten a call from the doctors saying that the lump in my mom's breast was cancer. My parents were so unprepared and shocked by the news (they didn't even ask any questions regarding size, stage, treatments, etc ). I can not even describe the emotions I had especially those first few weeks. I knew very little at the time about Breast Cancer. I now have learned so much and most importantly learned how far they have come in the success with treatments and research. In the weeks to follow we learned they had caught it early but that she would have to undergo Chemo and radiation. As I reflect on the past year God is so good and took care of us. He has answered so many prayers and has really taught me the power of prayer. Mom is a fighter. She was so brave and strong. She didn't let cancer put her life on hold. She attended State Football games ( which if you know anything about my family, we don't miss games), she was able to come to Smitten when we opened, attend wedding and events, work, meet Deanna Farve ( a breast cancer survivor ), and walk as a Breast Cancer Survivor in the Race for the Cure ( Team Christie!) Thursday I wore pink in honor of my precious mom. I am sooo proud of her. I love you MOM and look forward to some many wonderful years to come.

Team Christie! Race for the Cure. Mom in pink hat & sporting her new beautiful wig!

Family picture 3 days before mom started chemo.

Mom and Deanna Farve ( mom in her cute wig )

No More Chemo/ Birthday Party for mom!