Wouldn’t it be great to build life with your own two hands? I used to just swim in the flow of life. But then I decided there must be much more to life. I didn’t want to just take it as it came, I wanted to make it uniquely MINE!
Well, another year is on the record books for the Relay for Life in our area, an all-night relay to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to bring awareness to the evil that is cancer in all its ugly forms.
Back in 2013 my team members walked in my honor as I was going through surgeries & recovery to rid my body of breast cancer. They sent a picture to my mother as I laid in that hospital bed recovering from surgery – she showed it to me with tears in her eyes. How touching that my dear friends were doing something so powerful in my honor.
So the following year I proudly joined the team and experienced my very first Relay for Life. This year is only my second year, but it’s just as meaningful & just as powerful. But why do I participate?
Why would I scramble trying to raise money for the American Cancer Society? And why would I show up on a Friday night and attempt to walk
I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. There were many frightening aspects of going through that diagnosis and recovery. But I was surprised to find many blessings along the way as well!
Living & working on a cattle ranch means I certainty couldn’t do my ranching chores for awhile. And my strength was zapped so it was difficult to even do the simple things like cook and clean, and planting my beloved garden was out of the question.
But a group of friends surprised me by showing up at my door early one Saturday and planting my garden for me. Tears of joy and appreciation streamed down my face as I was touched by their kind gesture. I truly felt the embrace of God Himself that day.
D’ya hear that??? Felt the embrace of GOD. Now that’s a powerful feeling, my friends!
Do you feel inadequate comparing your life to the perfection you’re reading on your friends’ Facebook posts? Time to correct your perception. Come see the TRUTH behind those perfect social media posts.
Last year something happened to me that affected me profoundly – I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now hear me out, I’m going somewhere with this…
Several surgeries and thousands of prayers later I’m cancer free, praise GOD! But this frightening experience has changed me forever. I’m more keenly aware of the importance of faith, family & friends, I no longer take good health for granted.
And I’ve discovered that I really like the color PINK. I have hot pink shoelaces in my shoes, a bright pink cellphone case, a pink tablet case, pink hats and many pink shirts in my wardrobe.
RancherMan supports me in this great pinkness endeavor and he is often the gift-presenter for my pink accessories. But sometimes wonder, do I go too far?