A few weeks ago my family and I walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Dallas, where we were among 30,000 walkers. You could feel the energy on ALL sides; it was electric!
Here I am in-between my two little men. As you can see, this walk took place 5 short weeks after my double mastectomy. When I think in those terms — that I was able to complete a 5K walk that soon after surgery… well, let’s just say I KNOW HOW BLESSED I AM.
Yesterday I walked in the Austin Race for the Cure with a wonderful group of women. We walked in memory of a girlfriend’s mother.
As my friend and I met up with the larger group we walked with, I noticed each wore a sign on her back which read, “I RACE IN MEMORY OF NANEE” (my friend’s mother). Directly below was another sign stating, “I RACE IN CELEBRATION OF LESLIE.”
I have to admit, I was surprised to see my name on the back of their shirts. After the initial surprise wore off, I felt deeply honored and touched. The majority of them I had never even met, yet there was my name, on the back of their shirts.
Thank you friends, for the honor and pleasure of walking beside you.
Thank you readers and friends, for your continued support and love. These past nine weeks have gone by in the blink of an eye. And one thing I know for sure… I have much to celebrate.
Whole. Healed. Healthy.
I know ALL of you have something to celebrate (or maybe/hopefully MANY somethings to celebrate). How ’bout sharing them with us? I’d love to celebrate with you.