Thursday, October 4, 2007

Why pink ?????

Well, I guess I should explain for those of you who don't really know me. I liked the idea of having colors that match the fall, summer etc.

So, this month I have had orange colors etc. I went to Sandy's blog. (on my side bar it's a rocking blog). Her blog is pink. I thought HELLLLOOOO pink, October and breast cancer...

-----------------------This is how The "c" word affected me----------------------------------

Let me just tell you about Linda, A.K.A my mom. She is NOT my biological mother, but a lot of people don't know that. She has been my mom for over 10 years now and I have never felt such love for a stranger. She is one of those women that are not only wonderful and beautiful, but accepting and just one heck of a lady. It would take me hours to tell you everything she has done for me and my family.

For the last 5 years my "mom" , & "sister" Erica & I go to the memories expo here in NJ. Two years ago mom sat us down and told us she found a lump. Well, my sister just cried and cried. Me I am too strong to cry, besides I had just found a lump and had it removed. Thank God it was nothing. So, hers will be nothing tooooo.. WRONG. after some test etc. It was breast cancer.

That is when I was floored. I cried, I got angry! Why not me? I am strong, I don't mind being bald heck, I used to shave my head. I can handle this. Well, for some reason God chose her to take on this battle, so the only thing I could do is PRAY... and that I did. When she told me that she had cancer I threw the phone at my mother in law and just cried. How could this be happening.. My sister was moving to Nashville, my brother was in TX. How am I gonna help her alone? How am I gonna fix this?

I could not fix it! Guess who did? JESUS did. about a year ago (19th) she was finished with chemo, underwent a mastectomy and then did a month of radiation. I have NEVER seen a more beautiful bald women. She was so stunning. She just has the spirit of God all over her. I could tell he was just holding her up. She never gave up. She never complained, she may have cried some tears, but she is one strong lady after all. I honestly believe that JESUS with the help of some awesome Dr's' in Philly HEALED MY MOM. She is CANCER FREE...one year now.

We, did the Susan G. Komen, walk on mothers day. My real mom, my sister, my brother, and three of my mothers friends. Together we raised over 1,600 dollars. I raised over 500 and my goal was 500 so I was thrilled about that.

So, for this awesome mother that took me and my two boys in with all my piercings and all my baggage...she did the one thing I needed all my life....TO BE JUST LOVED....

Thank You Linda, Mom, Nana...for being the most awesome women in the world.


***My real mom, My sister Erica, & my mother in law "Cate", all rock too. I will talk about them in due time*** Just don't want them to think I forgot about how awesome they are....

5 comments:

Sandy said...

aaawwwwww!!!!!!

KardKrazy said...

Very powerful and moving, Dawn. TFS.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

WOW - isn't GOD awesome - to take something like this and show HIS glory!! When you deal with raw suffering like this - it is only Jesus who can handle it!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful....
What a wonderful testimony of God's love and Grace...

UniquelyMadeByHim said...

Ok, DS, I'm in tears! I've never heard you tell Mom's story from your point of view! I can't imagine you wrote it without crying some yourself! The Lord has been so good to us, hasn't He? I'm thankful for Mom (all the "moms" in our lives!) and I'm so thankful for You!

love,
erica