October….

Today is the first day of October,

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

This month brings awareness to hard journeys  I have walked, the loss of Kate, a miscarriage and then cancer.

How did both of these end up in October?

I hope to share with you more about each of those this month.

Those journeys have definitely shaped me into the person I am today.

This time a year ago, on this day, a few of my friends were throwing a party to celebrate chemo was over and surgery was almost here.  You can read all about that party here.

I was thinking about this just yesterday..and thinking about the day Amy Jane was “mama sitting” me and brought this party idea up….little did I know she was half joking thinking I would never go for it.

I guess the lesson we all learned was never ask a girl that is full of chemo if she wants to have a party.  We had a fun day texting Heidi and Danielle about the party the three of them were throwing:).  I think that day, Amy Jane had me drink more water than I drank any given day during the AC chemo and kept me laughing more than I normally did the day after AC chemo.

We also remember all the little ones gone to heaven way too soon this month.

No one ever thinks they will have to bury their child.  I always remind myself, that God sees the full picture, we only see a glimpse of it.

I am a mommy to angles in heaven….

I am a Survivor…

Amanda

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

 

 

 

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