Last week, when I talked about feeling myself up, I was thinking about another lady in my life. A friend who wasn’t as lucky as me to have a hormonal lump. A lady who really *does* have breast cancer. A lady who is very nearly the same age as me and whose son is very close to Declan’s age. A lady who has had procedures, radiation, chemo, hairloss, the whole shebang. A lady who, through it all, has maintained her strength, her sense of self, her dignity, her hope. Sure, she has bad days. BUT DID I MENTION SHE IS FIGHTING BREAST CANCER?
I met Lauren through a mom’s board, and we have been friends for several years now. The same board where I met Gretchen. The group has changed over the years, but one thing remains true. WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER, YO.
Gretchen decided to use her amazing crafting talents to give Lauren something tangible to hold on to when things get rough. Something to remind her we are all thinking of her, that we all believe in her.
Cancer doesn’t stand a chance.