Celebration and Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!

A few of my friends, Amy Jane, Heidi and Danielle through a little party for me on October 1st.  The party was to celebrate that chemo was over and it was time for my surgeries to begin!

The party was the Sunday night before I had my lymph node biopsy on Wednesday.  Then the following Wednesday was my big surgery.

They planned it for October 1st, so that was also kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It was a fun party and we missed those that didn’t get to come!

They planned the food around the types of food I eat:).  That was a lot of hard work on them since I eat lots of fruit and veggies.  So it sounded like they spent a lot of time that day cleaning fruit and veggies:).  They even made a chicken salad and since I do not eat mayo they had plain chicken and boiled eggs for me.  I guess I didn’t take pictures of the food!  I will have to have Amy Jane send me pictures to include in my scrapbook!!

Each person signed this canvas that Amy Jane made.

I had a great time getting to chat with everyone and we had so much fun at the photo booth too!

Get ready for picture overload!!

Jennifer, Susan and LoriLynn and Susan

Jennifer

Katie

Julie, me and Susan – All Breast Cancer SURVIVORS!!!  I

Danielle

Heidi

Amy Gretchen

Stephanie

Korey

Gretchen and Delores

Denise

Alesha and DeniseAlesha

BarbDanielle, Stephanie, Heidi and Amy

Kathy

ShavonStephanie

Stephanie, Shavon and Laci

Laci

Lynn

Diane

A few friends left before we started taking pictures but I got pictures with a couple of them later on.  I think Debbie T. is the only person I am missing a picture with.

Janice brought us a meal after I came home from the hospital so I got a picture with her then!

Kelly left before we started taking pictures and Debbie V. couldn’t make it that night. We serve on a team together at church.  A couple of weeks ago (before my surgery) we were working at the Missional Life table between services and these two brought scarves and wore them while the three of us served that morning!

It was a fun night had by all and a great way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Thankful for all of these friends and the friends that could not make it that night too!!

I was telling someone today how much support I have had through all of this, and I know I have probably mentioned this a thousand times before but the friends that have been there for us, taking me to chemo, at a moments notice coming over to hang out with me at home after chemo, getting up before daylight to walk with me, hanging out at the hospital, helping out after I came home from the hospital,  taking me to doctors appointments, and the list goes on…

It reminds me of the scripture in Exodus where Moses’ arms grew tired but Aaron and Hur held his hands up for him.  I am thankful for all of our friends that have been there for us through all of this!

Thank you for walking this journey with us,
Amanda

Exodus 17:12 – But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

 

 

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