Aloha and TGIF everyone!
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.
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My question for this week is inspired by October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Has anyone in your life been diagnosed with breast cancer? If so please feel free to share.
Right before NHL was born my father’s sister received some horrible news. My family actually tried to hide it from me at first because I was SO very pregnant. I knew something was going on and told them I wanted to know. They finally shared with me that my Aunt S had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember those days, sitting at my grandmothers house and aunts just being there with everyone.
For years Aunt S had been going for tests and watching herself because of a family history of breast cancer. Suddenly she was faced with the news that she had always feared. NHL was born and soon after she had her first of many surgeries. Those months were very hard to witness as Aunt S longed to hold her new nephew but could not risk it.
Aunt S has been a breast cancer survivor for five years now. We are so lucky that she was on top of things and caught it early. Growing up I spent a lot of time with Aunt S and Uncle M before they had children. I would play dress up, watch videos (Barry Manilow concerts – they all corrupted me), and bake with her. Both of my boys are also very close with Aunt S. NHL spent the day with Aunt S and my grandmother the day JSL was born. Thankfully when JSL was born Aunt S was able to snuggle him lots. Here are a few photos of my Aunt S, a true hero in my life and most importantly a brave breast cancer warrior.