Friday, January 29, 2010

Rockin' and Rollin'

Good Friday Morning!! It's Kelly here updating the blog with lots and lots of fun and exciting information. As I mentioned in the previos post, we have lots and lots of activities planned for this year and we are thrilled to share them with you guys. Let me just list them off as lists are my favorite thing to make!

Feb 11 - guest speaker Beverly P. - she is an oncology nurse that works at the Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic who will come and just share some information with us and answer any questions you may have. Also, bring your children for a craft and story time with Michele - our kids' coordinator.
Feb 25 - Girls' Night Out - meet at Cherry Lane Boutique. Bring your friends for shopping and snacks! 10% of all purchases will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in SEE Pink's name!

March 11 - guest speaker Jessie Carter - she is a physical therapist who owns High Pointe Rehab. She will come and speak to the group about exercises that will help keep the strength and mobility after lumpectomies, mastectomies, and radiation. Also, bring your children for a craft and story time with Michele.
March 25 - Girls' Night Out with Spouses and/or Support People. Beachaven Winery party room.

April - guest speaker Mary - a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the emotional aspects of oncology. She will be speaking about coping mechanisms, what's normal and abnormal in regards to depression and anxiety throughout your journey, and life after cancer and the emotions that come then. This will be one meeting that you may want your spouse and/or support people to attend so that they too can understand better what you are feeling and so they can get some tips for coping. Again, bring your children for craft and story time with Michele.
April - Girls' Night Out at the Looking Glass.


3 Day Walk For A Cure - In October, the SEE Pink girls will be heading to Atlanta to participate in the Susan G. Komen 60 mile walk. We will be raising money for breast cancer research and details on this will follow soon.
Relay Walk - In June, SEE Pink girls and their friends and family will be meeting at Rossview High School to walk all night to raise money for cancer research. We will set up tents, cots, lawn chairs, etc... and will walk in teams. This will be a wonderful night to honor those who have beat cancer, and to remember those who are now healed and whole in Heaven.

So you see, our plates our full and we couldn't be more excited. Please pray blessings on this group as we move forward. We love our members and are praying that we will have more women that come to us for help, support, and love.

Monday, January 25, 2010

What's Happening?

OK - first thing's first. Our next get-together will be this THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 6:30 pm. We'll meet at the same place. Exit Realty (upstairs) off of Exit 1. We are soooo looking forward to seeing every one of your sweet faces...and your children's! Yes, that's right, bring your kids as we have a fun craft planned for them to do.

Next, I just came upon my "one year since being diagnosed" date. It was an emotionally odd day for me. I remember all of the raw feelings that I had from January 23rd until February 23rd (when I had my mastectomy) and they seemed to overtake me at first. I started reading my "cancer blog" and soon, I was thrilled to be able to look back and see how the Lord always provided for me during that time. Whether it was through Scripture, friends, family, etc... He always comforted me and gave me perfect peace. So my next big date will be February 23rd when I can officially call myself a 1 year survivor. I'm thinking of having a party with my hubby and kids and making it a yearly event...kind of like another birthday. Afterall, I was given a new beginning through this journey. And heck, I'll be honest...we love cake and parties so it's just ANOTHER reason to have those :)

Lynne has been super busy this month too. She, unfortunately, experienced the passing of her grandmother a few weeks ago. During that same week, her hubby also deployed again, and her uncle had triple bypass surgery. WHAT A CRAPPY WEEK!!! But, she is doing well and is also super excited about this Thursday night and seeing all of you. She and I have been planning and organizing like crazy and are excited to share these things with you guys. We have some guest speakers lined up and some fun events planned that we'll talk about Thursday.

OK - enough rambling. My 3 year old is begging me to play UNO and I am determined to beat her this time (seriously, she always wins and no, I don't let her). Last time, I promise...