Thursday, October 6, 2011

Saying Goodbye Stinks!

Well, there are no excuses for taking so long to post, so I won't make them!  I will say, however, it has been a busy summer going back and forth to Ft. Polk with my husband.  I've also started a new job and that is taking some adjustment to my schedule!

Now, the title of this blog post is quite smelly!  It just stinks to say goodbye to someone who has become an important part of your life in a very short time.  It doesn't matter that we have the capability to Skype, chat on the phone, text, email, get the picture!  It's knowing that to physically hug that person one must get on a plane or drive a considerable distance!

I'm talking about SEE Pink's Amoira.  She and her family are PCSing (those military know what I'm talking about) and will be leaving this weekend.  HUGE BUMMER!  I've avoided this goodbye post I suppose by thinking if I don't print/say it then it won't happen!  Of course it is happening and I'm sad about it.

On the other hand, I'm so incredibly thankful that God brought Amoira into my life and the lives of my SEE Pink girls!  She is a ray of sunshine and positivity that can bring you up when you feel low and make you soar when you are up!!  Her smile lets you know it is going to be okay!  However, I dare say I wouldn't want to get on her bad side because I think she just might get after you if need be! lol

I'm absolutely sure that Amoira is going to touch so many lives in Fayetteville.  She is going to take the area by storm and leave them feeling just like I am when she has to leave there.  I'm pretty sure by the first of the year she will be ready and anxious to start her own SEE Pink Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg!  Of course, she has to because I've already set her up an email account!! lol 

Please join me in wishing her good luck, perfect health, and a tremendous amount of happiness!

I, WE, love you Amoira!!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Be Strong ring and reflections...

Good morning!

The first part of this post is a little past due, but I believe you will enjoy it nonetheless.  For those of you who aren't aware of it, SEE Pink has a symbol of strength that we call the "Be Strong" ring.  There is a post from 2009 that goes into depth, so I won't do that here.  Suffice it to say that this beautiful pink ring is presented to someone who needs to feel strength from as many sources as possible.  Our ring symbolizes the ladies who have gone before us and showed great strength in adversity.  So, we present it to someone who wears it for as long as they need it.  Once they feel strengthened and empowered enough they send it back and it is presented to the next lady in need.

Well, the "Be Strong" ring has made its way to Arkansas!  Yep, it has crossed state lines and it brought a huge smile to the recipient's face!  My dear friend, Cyleste, asked if I minded sending it to her Aunt who was beginning a battle with cancer.  Hers isn't breast cancer, but it is cancer and that, my friends, binds us ALL together as one to fight!!!  So, it and some other goodies took a trip via the USPS to Arkansas.  It is my hope and prayer that it does its job, and when needed longer, makes its way back home to strengthen another.  I will keep you posted on its journey!

This morning I woke with a renewed strength of my own and quite a bit of determination!  This year marks 3 years of several "firsts" for me.  As I gathered my energy to begin a new phase (exercise!) in my life I started thinking about so many things.  Three years ago at this time Woody and I, along with many friends, were trying to find a way to deal with the loss of a dear friend who was killed in action in Iraq.  Jason's smile is automatically the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of him, which is often.  I believe the memory of that smile will carry me through some tough days of exercise ahead.  This September through December carries the first of everything (except radiation...that came in January!) breast cancer related.  From diagnosis to treatment to the end of chemo.  I don't hate that I had cancer because I have so many new friendships that mean so much to me that never would have occurred without it.  What I hate is the cancer and how my body changed because of it during and after treatment.  I gained a lot of weight!  A lot was because of the treatments and medicines needed to kick the cancer's butt, however, another reason was totally self-inflicted.  There were many times I would say to myself or out loud, "I deserve that ice cream/chocolate/whatever because I've got cancer"!  Well, it may have tasted good at the time, but now it is very bitter indeed!  So, it is with an enormous amount of determination, hope, prayer, sweat, and I'm sure tears, that I put myself out there to finally get healthy!  I must get healthy so that I can enjoy my life with my precious husband, Woody.  So that I can spoil my great niece, Riley, and all the other "babies" in my life!  So that I can be a better example to anyone that I know and meet.  Wish me luck and please say a prayer now and again!  I will keep you posted on my progress.

I know this turned out to be more of a "Lynne" blog post than a SEE Pink, but I felt like I needed to get that out this morning!  I will post again soon with updates on SEE Pink!

Lots of Love and Blessings,


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

She's back...

Hello Friends,

It is nice to be back in the blogging world!  I apologize for being away so long and I hope to make it up to you from this point forward.  So much has happened since last September and I thought it high time I got everyone caught up!

As many of you know, Woody and I moved into our new home last August!  It is everything we could have hoped for and are so thankful to have such a place to call home.  We are truly Blessed!  This past April 1st we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal!  It was incredible and I felt like a new Bride all over again.  We thought renewing them at our new home was so appropriate as we begin the next 20 years together.  Woody agreed when we got married to "renew my contract" every 20 years!  I guess that means Lynne gets a new dress and an awesome party every 20 years, huh?!

SEE Pink has seen its changes as well with some comings and goings in the group as well.  Kelly B. has stepped down and is focusing on her husband and two small children.  We are so thankful to her for helping us get the group up and running and wish her absolutely the best of everything!  We have a few new ladies in the group and are hopeful for our future growth.  There is nothing like sitting around with strong and determined women!  They are so amazing and inspirational.  Once you meet them you will never forget them because each one leaves a trail strength, feistiness, laughter, and most of all, hope! 

We were so Blessed during the month of October 2010, to receive donations from some wonderful people!  If you are in the market for a wedding, pictures, or catering, then you MUST go to!  There are some amazing local vendors on that site.  Through them we have been able to provide meals to those in need, have some great SEE Pink Girls' Nights for some incredible women who have braved so much to kick cancer's butt!  We are stretching those funds so that we can make the most of them.

It is our intent to reach as many people as possible to share with them the importance of early detection.  If you or someone you know would like to have one of our ladies speak to someone or to a group, please let us know.  We are more than happy to share our stories.  We are also able to provide material with valuable breast cancer information.  Please feel free to email us at

Have a Blessed week and please don't forget to pause this Memorial Day and think of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom!