Memorial Day was a day to stand at attention and salute all soldiers who fought on or continue to fight on the battlefield of war, risking their lives to bless us with the greatest gift of all—freedom! Thank you, Veterans, for giving that right to us! We esteem you so!
National Cancer Survivors’ Day is Sunday, June 1st. It is a day to salute our brave friends—Erica, Sharon, Erin—warriors who fight on a different battlefield. The battlefield of cancer!
Erica, who continues to fight colon cancer that has spread to her liver.
Sharon, who fought breast cancer and is three years victorious.
Erin, who was recently diagnosed with melanoma again…clean for over a decade…and so her battle begins again.
Life is so precious! As Erica always says about treatments, “Let’s get this show on the road,” and as Sharon always says about life, “Life’s all about the “F” word.” So, without further ado and in honor of Erica, Sharon, and Erin…and can’t forget the guys, Carter and Papa (although Carter would be ticked that we were considering him with a list of girls…although these ladies are warriors so it’s just not the same!)…let’s get this show on the road and remember that life IS all about these “F” word(s):
Faith: “Faith makes all things possible…not easy!” Author Unknown
Family: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” ~Anthony Brandt
Friends: “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ~Winnie the Pooh
Food: “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” ~ Jim Davis
Fun: “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” ~Dr. Seuss
Fairway: “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” ~Ben Hogan
Fashion: “Lace-trimmed socks do help me play soccer better.” ~Fancy Nancy
Forgiveness: “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We thank you from the depths of our souls, Erica, Sharon, and Erin (…and Carter and Papa).
Thank you for showing us steadfast courage.
Thank you for showing us remarkable determination.
Thank you for showing us unwavering faith.
And most of all, thank you, gals, for showing us how to truly fight like a girl.
Happy National Cancer Survivors’ Day, girlfriends. We love you and we salute you! Stay calm and FIGHT on!!
Stay Calm & Lead On!