10.05.2009

Enjoying Life

It's breast cancer awareness month in case you haven't heard. I got checked recently and was free and clear, which is always a sigh of relief. Getting checked yearly is a must so you mustn't forget. Oh, and let's not forget why this is so dear to my heart...

This is my mama and she is a survivor. She had a double mastectomy and never got rebuilt. She fought hard even when she felt beyond awful. I remember when her hair became sparse and it was time to let go of the rest. I remember that being harder for me than for her. Soon after I had Ellie and they wore matching hats. Wish I had a photo of that. Although I am not sure how excited my mom would be to have me post one of those. She is coming up on her fifth year of being cancer free. She is my hero...


and Ellie's. I mean really, I think Ellie would live with sasa and papa if given the chance. I thank God for allowing her to extend her life. Love you mama.

43 comments:

Adriana said...

so beautiful Paula, good on you for raising awareness AND for sharing a touching family story. I got a little bit teary! I miss my Mum dearly and can't wait to see her in one week - thanks for sharing :)

Kasey said...

what a beautiful family and post Paula!
xo

Laura Trevey said...

What a sweet picture of the three generations.... lovely!

xo Laura

Maria said...

Great pictures and truly inspiring! I lost my Dad almost one year ago now to a rare aggressive cancer and each day is still hard without him.
thanks for sharing and your mom looks great

knack said...

awesome!!.......I'm so glad that you and your daughter have your sweet mom in your life!

happy monday! xo

Pink Wallpaper said...

so thankful for our mommies...5 years is awesome!!!

Design Esquire said...

Great pictures! Its great that you all get extra time together. I am glad to hear that your mother has been cancer free for that long.

pk said...

This is an inspiring post, Paula. I'm glad to hear that your mom is doing well now. My mother-in-law is going on 7 years of being cancer free and we, like you, thank God for every day she is well. Have a good week!

amy and ann said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful mother. COngratulations to her and I wish you both the very best.

Thank you for sharing - it is inspiring!

ann

Smitten Design said...

Beautiful post Paula & as always great pics.

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord for your Mama, Paula. All three of you are beautiful!

LindsB said...

This post is great, your mom is a hero to all!!

Vivi said...

Such a lovely post! Thank you for sharing your (and your mama's) story.

megan said...

beautiful post. Praise Him for 5 years of cancer free, and all the years to come.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that is wonderful, happy to hear 5 years free!

Meg said...

Oh wow Paula! This is so sweet! Congrats to Sasa for being so strong!! I pray for her and all others suffering and surviving breast cancer!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

What an amazing story. Your mom is a true hero. Thank you for sharing with us all. She must be so proud of you.
XX Kate

Katie said...

Y'all are beaming. What a blessing!

Susie (So Blessed) said...

This post really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful story of God's grace and mercy in the life of a beautiful lady...who has a beautiful daughter and granddaughter, as well!

LobotoME said...

lovely post ~

Jennifer said...

all three of you are beautiful!

Cassie said...

Absolutely beautiful Paula. Ellie has clearly discovered the magical wonder of grandparents - she is a lucky girl.
Take care xx

Truly Smitten said...

your mom is truly a hero!

Hanako66 said...

that is wonderful. what a brave, beautiful woman!

Char said...

sooooooooooooooooo beautiful - love that she is a survivor. A true hero that has braved the war.

Blair said...

5 years--that is fantastic! Wonderful message and reminder to schedule an appt!

la la Lovely said...

God is good!!! So glad you still have your Mom around!!!

stephanie said...

Your Mom is gorgeous!

two brunettes said...

you really have the most beautiful family!

Lauren said...

your mom is beautiful!!! (i see so much of her in you!!! :)

wonderful post & love the pic of you 3.
xoxo,
lauren

Blueprint Bliss said...

such a sweet, sweet post. ya'll are all three so beautiful.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Blog hopping today and I came across your blog. Thank you so much for such an inspiring post! Your mom and ALL cancer survivors are amazing!

If you get a chance, stop by. I've got a giveaway going on that you might like.

Lavender and Lilies said...

Beautiful post. My grandmother died of breast cancer so it's topic that is near and dear to me as well. Thanks for such a sweet post.

Vana said...

such sweet and touching post, Paula! Your family is beautiful!

Leah Dockery said...

so sweet... thanks for sharing!!!

Sarah said...

thanks for sharing such a personal story. this is such an important month and we all need to be reminded.

Estelle said...

Your mama is beautiful. Thanks for sharing that story.

Aartee said...

thank you for sharing such a touching story...that is a gorgeous picture of you three

Kristin said...

I'm so happy that your Mom recovered and that you shared this with us!

the southern hostess said...

What a beautiful family! And such lovely words. Thank you for sharing!

Full House said...

I could see how you would have almost taken it harder than your Mom. Mommas are the best...

That is really great that she hasbeen cancer free for 5 years.

Christina

DesBisoux said...

what a beautiful picture, 3 generations...
i'm so happy that your mom has recovered! enjoy all the time you can with her...
x

*gemmifer* said...

Congratulations to your mother, and to all of you, on her being cancer-free for five years. Here's to many, many more.