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Sleep Pink to Support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

You know you have a good friend when you send her an email that says, “Can you wear pink pajamas to our next Bible study? And can I take your picture and put it on my blog?” and the she says yes. So that’s what happened. Here’s why. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It takes less time to get a mammogram than it takes to get a pedicure. You have the time; stop making excuses. Sleep Pink During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sleep Pink is a national movement of pink-themed pajama parties meant to celebrate breast cancer survivors, … Read more

Grandma and Lefty

My Grandma rarely leaves the house without Lefty. Lefty is her prosthesis, her artificial left breast. Lefty joined our family 12 years ago, shortly after an aggressive malignant tumor necessitated a mastectomy. From those first days, Grandma has joked about Lefty’s heft (“Who knew I had such big knockers!”) and his mere presence in her life (“Where’d I leave that Lefty?”). My sister, mother, and I were there with Grandma when she came home from the hospital with drainage tubes and bloody dressings.  She was bruised and weak but undaunted. She was resolute; she would beat cancer. She has. There’s … Read more