Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Party in Pink

I was blog hopping (imagine) and found myself back at Rachel's spot Musings of a Future Pastor's Wife. I was there to see what she had posted for her Random Dozen. She did not post that today. She posted about this:





Which I totally forgot this was going on today. FringeGirl is hosting this Party in Pink for her bloggaversary, honoring her aunts who are both breast cancer survivors, and bringing awareness to Breast Cancer Month.

I'm supposed to take a picture of me wearing Pink. I thought I'd go a little farther. This is a picture of me taken with my friends, the day we shaved my head after my second chemo treatment. I couldn't control the fact that I was going to lose my hair; but I could control how I lost it. That was three years ago this month.







Here I am in May when I went to Nashville. See Betty, I haven't changed much. I just color my hair a little darker than I used to.



Those were tough times that I couldn't have made it through without God's strength and family/friends' love. So no matter how dark your road seems today, This Day, the Light of God shines and through faith cuts away fear.

Peace and Joy,
Susan

Psalm 63:1 (NKJV) O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.

14 comments:

thedomesticfringe said...

Thank you for sharing your story! I know that this post will be an encouragement to the many women currently in the battle. Awesome pictures too! Thanks for linking and joining Party in Pink.
-FringeGirl

H-Mama said...

You are beautiful, my new friend. ;)

Mildred said...

What an inspiration you are and that last paragraph is so important to those who are going through a dark time. Thank you and Praise God for carrying you through.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for that encouragment today....

Betty said...

I still think you look too young to be a grandmother! And I love your hair!!
Thanks for sharing your journey with us, I have a blogging friend who is going through breast cancer at the moment. I´m so glad you made it through and hope to get to know you better.
Will be adding you to my followers.

Heart2Heart said...

Susan,

You are such an inspiration to so many woman out there, either living with the possibility or fear of breast cancer or like you, a wonderful, beautiful survivor.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lyr said...

You are such an encouragement. Your story truly touched me! :)

trash talk said...

Thank you for sharing your own personal story. You are truly an example for the rest of us.
Debbie

jennifer said...

I am blessed by your story and God's healing power in your life. You were beautiful without hair and beautiful with. The photo of you with your friends shows strength in numbers - Cancer can't steal friendship and love!

Great to meet you!

Pam said...

Thank you for sharing such an uplifting story.

Sarah said...

Wow...what a story! Thanks for sharing...btw, you looked really cute with a shaved head! :)

Blessings...and lots of them!

Sarah

KrippledWarrior said...

Susan, Bless your heart. What a selfless gesture. I applaud you.
Of course it is an excellent way to avoid helmet hair.

Terra said...

How lovely you are in the photo, surrounded by caring people.
Shaving your head is a brilliant way of dealing with chemo hair loss.
Thanks for sharing this here.

Warren Baldwin said...

Just getting around to reading this post now. Very encouraging. I serve on our local RElay for Life board. So brave what you did - determining you would decide when and how you would lose your hair. I hope this article encourages many other people. Good job. wb