Thursday, October 21, 2010

Check Your Ladies...

Today I'm asking, begging, and pleading to all of you out there to check your "ladies".  October, as a lot of you know, is breast cancer awareness month.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (aside from skin cancer).  It only takes a couple minutes (if that) to do self-exams. 

It's important.

Very important.

Today I am holding those dealing with this (those physically dealing with it and those dealing with it emotionally because of a loved one dealing with it) close in thought and prayer.  I ask you do the same.  Take some time to check yourself, and take some time to send up a prayer.  It only takes a moment.

I am especially holding MommaKiss and her BFF super close.  She is losing both of her ladies today.  She is my age.  I'm not old.  You always expect older people to get cancer.  Not someone in their 30s.  I cannot imagine what her friend is going through. My heart is overflowing with emotion for her. My heart breaks for MommaKiss because none of us want to see our BFF go through anything bad - especially this bad.  I don't know her friend but I've been praying and thinking of her since I found out the news.  Today especially.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE hold her so very close in thought and prayer.  She needs all the prayers right now.  She needs to feel the love holdin' her up during this time.  She needs to feel the hands of love extended towards her as she goes through this.  Pray for MommaKiss too.  She needs her hand held too.

So please, ALL OF YOU (men included) - take the time to do an exam.  It only takes a few moments.  It's one of the most important things you can do today.

And?  FTC.  FTMFC!


Amanda, Mitchell & Logan said...

I check my GIRLS once a month!!!! Thanks for the reminder though.

Kimmy said...

Amen to that! I will definitely say a prayer for both of them. I hate cancer and wish it on no one. My thoughts and prayers to all out there dealing with this terrible disease.

BTW...Paul checks for!

MommaKiss said...

thank you thank you thank you. so much. Thursday was a HARD day for me, obviously much harder for her. She's recovering well - and I know her fight is just beginning - but she's ready to kick some cancer ass w/ chemo and radiation. Bring It.

Thank you.