Sunday, August 22, 2010


Yesterday, BD and I attended a community fund-raising dinner for a lady in our ward who is undergoing breast cancer treatment. There was a bounty of donations from local businesses that were available to win by raffles and drawings. A few women volunteered to get their heads shaved if they raised a certain amount of money. They did. (cringe :{ ) and we watched it happen :{{ That was hard.
Overall, it was great to see such an outpouring of love and support for this woman.

We bought a few raffle tickets and "went shopping:" BD put in for a couple of things he wanted and I put in for a couple of things I wanted. After a dutch oven dinner they started the drawing. Drumroll please --------
Both BD and I WON things!!!

He got 2 free tickets for 18 holes of golf at Palisades.
I got a yummy fall scented candle!!! yay!!!

I got such a high from winning something, can you tell?! Of course there were a lot of winners that night. I think everyone got an extra dose of the feel-goods knowing they were helping a good cause.

Kate's new 4th grade teacher is also undergoing treatment for breast cancer. We met her last week and I was so impressed with her positive attitude, her excellent lesson plan for the year, and her love for teaching kids.

My mom also just recently found out she has breast cancer...again--this is her 2nd time. Unfortunately hers is spread through her lymph nodes and bones and causing her a lot of pain right now. She will undergo chemo...again. Her doctors have assured her that chemotherapy is much improved in the last 20 years. We hope that's the case. A beach trip will also be part of the treatment plan.


Megz said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. That stinketh. A relaxing beach trip may be just what the doctor ordered. Or a not-so-relaxing beach trip with the grandkids....
Great job on your candle. I love a win no matter the monetary value.
And how could BD get so lucky??

stephanie said...

I am really sorry to hear about your mom. That is just so sad.

Congrats on winning!

T said...

sorry to hear the icky news for your Mom - we'll be thinking of her and hopefully this time around will be an easier ride!

winning rocks!

Sher said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mom too. A beach trip sounds like a positive thing.

Laura said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. She must be a strong and courageous lady. She raised a good daughter anyways and a lucky one too.