Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy One Year To Me...

That's right! Today marks my "I'm a ONE YEAR SURVIVOR" anniversary. Wow!!! What a crazy busy year this has been, but what an extreme amount of blessings that I have received because of it.
Psalm 103:1-5 is the passage that I have chosen to claim as mine for today and this current season. It says "Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle's."

I do have a fun story to share that I will follow up with pictures when I get home (I didn't bring my camera cord with me). David and I are in Washington DC for the annual CFA seminar. One of the events last night that we could attend was to see Buddy Valastro, THE CAKE BOSS complete a cake that he had made for CFA. Before he started though, we were able to ask questions. So, being in the front row and super excited, I just HAD to ask a question. And of course it was about the bridezilla who ruined the cake he had made for her because she was basically a brat and trying to be funny on camera. He let me know that she ended up "getting hers" because America found her on facebook...and I don't really need to say much more other than the things they were writing to her were none to nice! Anyways, after that, he shared that his dad had died of cancer and how that event had shaped him into becoming the owner of his dad's bakery. So...having a common denominator, I told Buddy that I was a 1 year survivor and that in 4 more years when I am considered cured that I will be coming to him for a pink ribbon cake. He said he'd definitely make it for me. I will hold him to it. I will take my entourage on Feb. 23, 2014 and roll on up to the front door of his bakery in New Jersey to get some of that delicious cake. And in exchange, I may take him some yummy Chick-fil-A. So...I had total conversation with THE CAKE BOSS!!!

OK - pictures to come...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Updates and Thoughts...

Hello S.E.E. Pinkers!

First I would like to update you on the "goings on" with S.E.E. Pink. We will be meeting on February 25th for a wonderfully fun fundraiser! The event will be held at "Cherry Lane Home & Gifts" on Madison Street in Clarksville across from Kroger. The store will be closed to the public but you may come and shop between the hours of 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. They have some pretty things. You can use it as a time to shop for yourself, your home, or gifts for any occasion you have coming up! We will have refreshments. Cherry Lane has graciously agreed to donate to Komen for the Cure in our name for the 3 day walk event coming up in October in Atlanta! Each member of the S.E.E. Pink team is required to raise $2,300. So, you will find us having a few fundraisers between now and then!! Please join us.

Secondly, I just have some random thoughts that I would like to put out there! They are simple quotes that we hear, and say, all of the time and probably don't put much effort into implementing into our lives.

- "life is short" / "stop and smell the roses" / "you only get one life" / "live life to the fullest each day" / "things could always be worse" / "be careful what you ask for because you just might get it" / "treat others as you want them to treat you" / "put yourself in someone elses shoes"

I'm very reflective today. I'm waiting on my husband to call via the webcam from overseas so that we can connect today face to face rather than just email. Don't get me wrong, I love the emails I have each morning when I wake up, but I love even more the few minutes we are able to share via the webcam.

Life can be fleeting and we never know what tomorrow will bring. We can only live each day as we believe God intends us to live it. For some those days may be cut short without warning and for others they may linger on. There are those who must fight a great battle and do it without their "other half" by their side because of a call to duty.

There are those of us who feel compelled to be there for others who are fighting this battle we call cancer. Kelly and I have chosen a path that many may not understand. It will be filled with joy and pain, and we will absorb both of these emotions. The pain will no doubt take a small piece of us along the way, but if we stand firm and have the support and understanding of our loved ones then I know that we will be victorious in the end. We both feel God brought us together by way of cancer and that his plan for us goes well beyond our little worlds. There are those who need what we know we have to offer through S.E.E. Pink. It is our hope and desire to serve them. Please keep us in your prayers as we walk through this journey, and at times stumble, because we truly need them!

God Bless you all!

Love, Lynne and Kelly

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Next meeting...

Hi all, it's Lynne. I'm sitting at Kelly's house letting the kiddos run around and get some energy out before bedtime. Today is David's birthday and Kelly took him to a hockey game! Hope they are having fun. Just to let you know...when a 3 year old says her 1 year old baby brother is drinking tea...it's code for "there is water in my play tea pot and my little brother is pouring it everywhere"!!!!

This Thursday, the 11th, is our next meeting. We will meet as usual upstairs at Exit Realty Clarksville offices just off of Exit 1. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Exit Realty Clarksville for their generosity. Without their support I really don't know where we would meet at this time. Thanks Verisa and Cheryle! SEE Pink loves you!!!

We had a guest speaker booked, but she has had to cancel. We are trying to have someone else fill the spot, but if we don't I know we will still have a great meeting! Remember, this is the one that survivors, those in treatment, caregivers, spouses, children, etc are welcome! We will have an activity for the little ones to enjoy while the grown ups are talking grown up stuff!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at seepink2@gmail.com. Give us your contact info and we will call you or if you prefer we will correspond via email.

One last thing. We are picking up a 1000 brochures tomorrow!! If you or your organization would like to have some to distribute, please contact us via email.

God Bless You All,


P.S. A very special thanks to Grace Community Church for their support in so many ways! SEE Pink loves our church family!!