My friend Linda Ledbetter and her Pink Ribbon Warrior Women Blog Team (say that 7 times quickly - LOL) are hosting a Warrior Woman Blog Hop to celebrate the healing journey I have been on fighting breast cancer.
Won't you please join me in thanking each and every one of these ladies on the team for taking time out of their busy schedules to put together such a grand event for breast cancer? You can thank them (along with me) by visiting their blogs, creating some art, and helping spread the word about early detection and self-breast exams and mammograms!
The Pink Ribbon Warrior Women Blog Team Members are as follows:
Their fearless leader: Linda Ledbetter from Studio L3
Ellen Vargo from Ten Thirty-Six Arts & Crafts blog
Hels Sheridan from Ink on My Fingers
Jennie from The Artistic Stamper
Judy Wood from Brush with Angels
Nancy Crissinger from What's Next?
Sharon Sutton from My Craft Journey
Tracy Jacobs from Not a Moment to Spare
I don't want to re-hash the whole story in this post, so for those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time or maybe you just haven't been here for a visit in awhile, you can catch up by reading my blog posts starting with this one.
In short, everything started on Sunday, August 1st when I found a lump in my right breast.
It is now Tuesday, October 12th and both breasts have been removed - my decision solely, no lymph nodes were affected by cancer, I don't have to go through chemotherapy or radiation, I will start taking a pill on November 9th to block estrogen for the next 5 years, and today? This is the day the Lord hath made - rejoice and be glad in it. Yep, that's what I'm going to do today . . . rejoice and be glad in this day!
Thank you all for your continued love and support and e-mails and RAK's and prayers and . . . I'm just overwhelmed and out of words to express how I feel toward all of you. And yes, I know, that's probably hard to believe . . . Sherry at a loss for WORDS?! LOL
Oooooh, I almost forgot! I asked Linda what my duties were as the Warrior Woman being honored, and she said I just needed to sit back and soak up all the love and on October 31st, choose a winner from the Warrior Women Blog Hop Flickr group. So that means that you all need to get to creating those works of art and submit them to the Gallery no later than October 30th.
Now get to blog hopping already!!