Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Good Side of Cancer

Erin here-
As I keep telling everyone I'm am just overwhelmed by the support from my family and friends. Those of us who are Moms know it's hard to let stuff be about you. I thought I'd share a few of the neat things that have happened the last few months. At my very first Chemo treatment my merry band of neighbors had a gift bag waiting for me - snacks, books, slippers - it was wonderful. Every treatment since I've had a bag of goodies waiting for me. My husband Reinhard has been able to go to just about every treatment with me so I do share with him. The mail has provided several fun surprise packages(cookies, lotions, books) - always fun.

Several of the lovely ladies in "The Number One Ladies Book Club" know me well enough to know I will ask for help when I need it but they still wanted me to know I was in their thoughts - I was given a vase that had buttons, beads and marbles in it?!!!? They informed each one represents a prayer that has been said for me. I am so tickled when I open my front door and find "an envelope of prayers" to add to the beautiful vase.

The Spokane Race for the Cure was on one of my bad weekends so I did not have the energy to attend. But because of my friends Natalie, Greg and Lisa I have great bragging rights - my shirt came in third - well, Greg wearing my shirt came in third! The Friday before the race there was a knock on my door and in came the merry band wearing black racing jerseys. Greg had organized 15 racers to wear a shirt with my name on it (pictured below - modeled by my daughter Kenna). Greg finished the 5k in 16 minutes and 41 seconds - my shirt was flying!
Stay tuned - part two will be coming soon...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's the love of friends and family that help you see this thru...God Bless!