Sundays are always the best days for me to thank the people who have given me awards. Today that goes to Amy over at Blog to the Bone who has awarded me a Blogger of the World because my blog is 'out of this world'. Thank you Amy! Awards, on one hand make me feel awkward and terribly humbled - but on the other hand they inspire me to keep the words coming. Thank you to all who have thought of me when they pass these out!
For those of you who read this blog and the comments that people take time to give - you may have noticed Popkins who does not blog but who is a faithful reader. This past week she underwent a mastectomy and is recuperating at home under the care of her 84 yr. old mother. She now faces the daunting tasks of reconstruction and whatever else the doctors see fit such as the possibility of chemotherapy.
I would love to give her a lovely made-up award for her courage and strength through all of this. But as she does not blog and has nowhere to post a made-up award - I am giving her the only award that I can. The one that comes from my heart - with love and respect and prayer.
Popkins - you got it wrong when you said I was your role model. It is the other way around. You are mine. I can only hope that if I am ever diagnosed with breast cancer - that I will act with such quiet grace and fortitude as you have. You are a champ! And to your mother - I can only say what a pillar of strength she is during this time. You are very lucky to her have now and always.
For those of you who haven't been to your doctor for a breast exam and a mammogram - go out and get one. We need to keep the fight going and our sisterhood strong!