October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Since October is Breast Cancer awareness month there is something I want to share with you. Someone very close to me is a breast cancer survivor. A wonderful woman who means the world to me. A woman that has always been there for me and my children.

She is a strong willed woman that has taught me how to be one as well. She is the first person I call when I get up in the morning. When I hear something I think she'll want to know. If I want advice. She is also the person I call every night to tell her my love and that I'll talk with her in the morning.

This special Breast Cancer Survivor is my mamaw. I blog about her all the time because she is such a BIG part of my life. She really means the world to me. Her name is Betty and she is 78 years young. She is a widow. My papaw died from a heart attack 19 years ago. She never remarried because she always would say, "When you had the best you will never find anyone like them". They ran off and got married when she was 13 I believe. They had 2 sons together and then they basically raised me. I am the only grandchild, which I totally love. I have given her 4 wonderful great grandchildren that she SPOILS 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week.

I remember when she told me it was cancer. I was pregnant with B2. It was Christmas time. I sat in the doctors office, trying to fight back the tears while listening to her doctor. She chose to take the whole breast off and go from there. I was so scared. My mamaw had breast cancer. How could I possibly live without her in my life?

She had her breast removed the day after CHRISTMAS! I was up there the whole time, never leaving her side. After they brought her back to her room, where I had been waiting, I remember going to the bathroom breaking down, thanking God for letting her come back to me. I sat in a chair by her bed until she went home. She would have done the same thing for me. Well, she has done the same for me.

Everything came back wonderful!! Her lymph nodes looked great. She didn't want chemo or radiation. She just wanted to heal from losing her breast.

Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for my mamaw. She has been a big part of my life making me the strong willed, kiss my butt woman. Thank you Mamaw!

I am a big supporter of Breast Cancer. I buy the pink. I donate to the cause. I hope that one day there will be a cure.

This post is Dedicated to my Mamaw Betty. I love you!



On a funny note, B2 used to spend time with mamaw while I was working. She was changing clothes one day and B2 started to ask questions about not having one boob and then having her fake one for her bra. She went on to explain to him that her boob got sick and the doctor had to remove it. He was pretty content with that answer. Then he said, "Well, your other one is falling down!". Out of the mouth of children.....

Hey, what about that debate last night??? HA HA!!! I promise just ONE SHORT PARAGRAPH about politics. I kept seeing Tina Fey up there. Her accent was driving me freaking BATTY!!! If she called him MAVERICK ONE MORE TIME I was going to lose it. How many times did she actually call him that? When I think of Maverick I think of TOP GUN, then I think of Tom Cruise. If he wants to be compared to a crazy alien believing man THEN GO FOR IT! Okay, I am done. GO OBAMA!!! GO BIDEN!!!!

The menu for the week. In no special order. Veggie Night. Fish Sandwiches. Quiche. Tuna Pasta. Meatloaf. Fried Rice. List is made ~ next to grocery shop.

Okay, time to get the girls dressed. They have a play date today.

PS. There have been clean dishes in the dishwasher for three days. The dirty dishes have been piling up in the sink and around it. Where is my dishwasher fairy???? I hope he comes soon or I'll be drowning in dirty dishes. I DO NOT UNLOAD THE DISHWASHER. Or wash windows. It was in my marriage contract. :)

Comments

Tessa said…
hey,

first off, I love your blog and read it religiously. First time I've commented though because I think the issue of breast cancer is a big one and one that everyone, blog owner, site owner, regular person alike.

At Howcast, we've taken a different approach - trying to target a younger audience and educate them about breast examinations. Our approach was to make it a bit more "edgy" and turn it into a partner sport to make people watch the vid and be aware of the issue. it's slightly NSFW because it details the exam, but has great info: http://www.howcast.com/videos/8195-How-To-Do-a-Breast-Exam-on-Your-Girlfriend

Keep up the good work both on being a mom and raising the awareness.
Mrs Furious said…
" I DO NOT UNLOAD THE DISHWASHER. "
You and me both ;)


what a great post about your grandma, so sweet.
What a wonderful tribute to your mamaw! She sounds like a wonderful lady.