At the request of my mom, I am extending a most heartfelt thanks on her behalf. Each and every day when we speak, she mentions the blog. She reads the comments. She sees all of the well wishes, the thoughts, the prayers, the hugs and she is simply overwhelmed with gratitude.
When I began writing, a little more than 18 months ago, my mom was one of the two people reading what was on the screen. (I was the other one.) She was, and still is, my biggest cheerleader. She has shared the blog with many.
In many respects, with her recent diagnosis, this space now belongs to her, too. Last night, she asked me to please take the time to make sure everyone knows how much she appreciates seeing the way she is mentioned by so many in the comments. I am so thankful, so immeasurably grateful for the way my mom has been embraced by so many.
I'm sure she never expected to be on this path and I'm even MORE sure that I never expected to be on this path, either. I now have first degree relatives in every conceivable breast cancer arena:
- Save the lives of those with metastatic disease. For my mother.
- Prevent the disease from occurring in the next generation. For my daughter. And my sister.
- Stop the spread in those who have already been diagnosed. For me. And my "baby" sister.
Thank you for caring so much and for sharing your words with me and with my mom. This extends to those on twitter who may not read the blog.... and I will be sure to share my thanks in the twitterverse, too.
Now.... if by chance you missed yesterday's entry..... Here are your choices:
- Go read it now.
- Go straight to Medivizor and request an invitation. There (THEIR-- ed correction, I really DO KNOW proper use of these words) service is spectacular and it will only get better as more of us are asking for their guidance with our individual diagnoses.
And please do know that you have made a difference with your words. The kindness has not gone unnoticed and it is appreciated in ways I can't even begin to describe. By my mom... and by me, too.
Thank you... Thank you so very much.