Monday, October 01, 2007

We've Gone Pink....

.... Have you??? Yes, today is the first day of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Saturday, my mom and I went and did the 5K walk at the Race for the Cure. It was the first time we had done that and I know that it is going to be an annual thing now that we want to do. It was great! It was also very emotional, seeing many women walking around with their pink survivor shirts, the survivor walk and just seeing people out there supporting friends and family who have gone through or are going through breast cancer. And to think of those we know who have had breast cancer or have it now. As you can see, Isabella came down to the race for a short time with my dad and had a shirt on to support her "Nunu". Isabella asked me a couple times Saturday after I was home "why did you wear that shirt (the one they give you for the race), why were you racing?" I know she doesn't understand, but I told her that we were trying to raise money to help Nunu and others who are sick like Nunu -- she understands that because she prays for her every day. And of course, my Aunt Norma was in the forefront of my mind and how I wish we could be doing this Race in celebration of her being cancer free -- but that's not the case right now. Her cancer seems to have kind of baffled her drs -- or at least they say they haven't seen it like this,..... that is another reason for me to feel there needs to be more research done to help breast cancer. Even if the doctors haven't seen cancer like this, or maybe are confused about things -- I know that God isn't confused at all. He has His hand in all of this and He is in control!!! I may not understand why He is doing what He is doing, but I know that I trust Him and that He should be glorified in all things. Right now I am praying for real encouragment for my aunt, because I know being in and out of the hospital has to be discouraging and I know that she is in pain. So please keep her in your prayers as well. Saturday night, Kenny and I went on a date and went to a Mark Schultz concert. Loved it! When he was singing the song "He Will Carry Me" -- it made me think again of my aunt as she is going through this and also my cousin, Sheryl because I'm sure seeing your mom going through this is hard, so I wanted to post some of the lyrics for them as well as for others who are going through breast cancer (or any other trial)

And even though I feel so lonely
Like I've never been before
You never said it would be easy
But You said you'd see me through the storm

And even though I'm walkin' through
The valley of the shadow
I will hold tight to the hand of Him
Whose love will comfort me
And when all hope is gone
And I've been wounded in the battle
He is all the strength that I will
Ever need And He will carry me


Michelle said...

I will be keeping your aunt in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you.

Becky said...

I love the new look to your blog. Isabella's shirt is so cute...yet another creation by the talented DeAnna! I know your aunt is special to you and I will pray with you that she is encouraged through this difficult time. It's so hard to see someone you love suffer like that! The words to that song are just beautiful!

GLouise said...

Love the new look to your blog! Is that a new blogger template or did you do it yourself? Awesome!!

Praying for your aunt and Nunu....

DeAnna said...

I did the new template -- I'm not great at it, but I like playing around at least. :)

Searching said...

Your aunt and Nunu are in my prayers. I love your template! Thank you for your support in the fight against breast cancer. My dad's mother died when she was 30 (his father less than a year later from emphysema- they left behind 4 young children). I have recently been needing to see a breast specialist myself, so I'm scared to death despite mostly reassuring news (and I'm 99.99999% sure it's not cancer anyway). But it's just brought it even more in focus how important it is to support this cause and so many others out there. This touches nearly everyone in some way. Thanks. I love your daughter's shirt. And thank you for those lyrices. :)