Next month marks two years since my Mom finished her chemotherapy for breast cancer. It also marks two years since my baby was born.
Those two events are intertwined in the fabric of our family story.
When my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, it was only a couple months after I found out I was having Luke. What a strange place for us all to be….happy because a new baby would be joining us, but sad because of this diagnosis. All of us could easily have wallowed in the self-pity for this disease, but we chose to focus on this new bundle of joy. I’d like to think he is what kept us all buoyant during her treatment and recovery. I think she’d agree. Speaking on behalf of my family, I think we all agree.
Sometimes I drift into the realm of “what if” and allow myself to think, for one moment, about the seriousness of breast cancer and what it did to my mother and hundreds of thousands of other moms, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and friends. I dont’ stay there very long, because I choose to focus on the good.
My mom is healthy and happy and cancer-free.
My baby is an amazingly bright, healthy, funny child.
My mom now lives right down the road and can see him very often.
This weekend, while my Hub and dad watched football (gross, yuck, GAG), mom and I took advantage of some girl time to have a pink party. We celebrated her health and the fact that she’s close enough to come over for the evening, and we celebrated our time together as a family. On the menu: pink punch and a strawberry cake. On the agenda: pink nail polish manicures.
We had the best time eating, drinking sweet punch and getting intoxicated by nail polish fumes. I’m thankful we can have a spur of the moment Think Pink party and that she’s here to celebrate with me.
During the month of October, Estroven is providing women with the necessary tools to host a Sleep Pink-themed party on SleepPink.com. The site will allow party hosts to upload photographs of their events, and for every photo, the company will pledge $100 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It will also provide information to help organize the Sleep Pink parties including downloadable invitations, menopause-friendly
drink and food recipe suggestions, as well as décor and entertainment ideas.
To find out how to host an Estroven Sleep Pink-themed party and raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.SleepPink.com.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.