Saturday, October 3, 2009

Adorned and Blessed

This little lady just fell into my buggy one day while shopping. Does that ever happen to you? It happens to me quite often. Of course, I took her home and adorned her with some of my special things - not valuable, mind you, just sentimental, like -

  • the strands of faux pearls that were my grandmother's.
  • a little snippet of lace and netting from my bridal bouquet of 36 years ago.
  • a silver cross
  • a tiny mother of pearl fish
  • a tiny gold heart locket
  • a Katrina relief button awarded for mucking out houses...and...

  • my relay for life survivor medal from the American Cancer Society.

You see, I had breast cancer 15 years ago and I'm happy to say I'm still here, enjoying my family and my life.

Remember to do monthly routine self examinations. I found my own cancerous lump, not the doctor or a mammogram.

During this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I hope knowing that I've beat it for 15 years gives someone out there hope to know they can too.

Today I'm linking to My Romantic Home's Show and Tell so many bloggers can be reminded of this threat and how important self-examination is! Blessing to all of you!

17 comments:

SharDon Exclusives said...

I am soooo glad to hear your story. It keeps me going. I have four lumps that I go look at on ultra sound every six months. I am due for another NOW. In the mean time I am making journals for those ladies who are dealing with this on a daily basis.
I am so glad to hear from a "survivior"...blessings always,
Sharon

Really Rainey said...

Great Post Marsha! I'm so happy you are here... And that we can be friends who inspire each other... And this year I will go to Relay with you on my mind and in my heart!

Rainey

Laura said...

What an inspration you are. Thank you for sharing your story.

I enjoyed visiting- as usual.

Laura

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great post - Thank you for sharing.
Love that you used so many things with a meaning on the mannequin. Know what you mean about things that just fall in your shopping cart. :-)

Mary said...

Thank you for a very powerful reminder. You are an inspiration.

Maureen said...

Wow Marsha... not only beautiful, but incredibly meaningful as well.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Be sure to come over for the give-a-way. Lots of opportunity.

cheri

Gee said...

Thank you for sharing yr stories. Hope it will be an inspiration to the others.

Red's Nest said...

Beautiful post and special memories. Thank God for 15 years. That is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

The Watts Family said...

What a wonderful place to hang your treasures ~Blessings Heather ;D

Leann said...

What a wonderful way to display your treasures.

God Bless You!
Leann

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Your girly is so cute and the jewelry looks great on her! You are surely an inspiration! I lost my both grandmothers to cancer and both grandfathers as well. My dad too. My 12 yr old nephew was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma but they feel certain they got it out! It's really very scary! I did get the opportunity to work with Dr. Abdelkrim Alileche in NY doing cancer research... growing it and killing it. It was quite amazing work. Thank you so much for sharing! -April

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very nice post.. i love reading it.. thank you for sharing this pretty jeweleries stand.. have a great weekend!

Lenore said...

Thanks for showing us your lovely jewelry stand and for reminding us how important a self-exam is!!!!

Susan B said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely things, and your breast cancer story. Fifteen years, that's wonderful! God bless you.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

So adorable and I loved your message about breast cancer! I'm so happy to hear you are doing well! Thanks so much for joining in on show and tell.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful display, jewels are all the more special when they have a story to tell, and yours are looking fabulous.