Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Five --- Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
 
My mother in law {Ellie} who is no longer with us today, beat breast cancer about 8 years ago. Roughly five years later she lost the fight when she suffered leukemia a rare blood disorder a small percentage of patients get from a side effect of the chemo therapy she recieved while battling breast cancer.
 
She has been in heaven three years this month. 
 
October is a hard month for our family because
her birthday, death, and her favorite holiday {Halloween} falls in the month of October. 
Its also tough that our 3.5 year old will never know his Grandma Ellie.
{He was 7 months when she left us}
 
She will always have a special place in our hearts. 
 
She was brave and courageous, a great wife, mother, sister, grandma, and friend. 
 We miss her everyday. She will never be forgotten. 
 
How has breast cancer affected your life? 
 
Spread Awareness, & LETS. FIND. A. CURE. TOGETHER!
 
On a sweeter note...Here are 5 pink things Ellie would have loved!!
{click on the links for more info}
 
via Bakers Bling Shop





via The Little Red Door

 
via Embelish Girl Vintage




via Jenny N Design




via Katja Dewdrop Studio








Here's to everyone
that has been touched
by Breast Cancer. 
You are not alone!! 

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely post! I am a survivor--seven years now!

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  2. thank you so much for including my little HOPE village here in your wonderful post.

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  3. Thanks for including my pink bag in your lovely post.

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  4. Thanks for including my pink bag in your lovely post.

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  5. What a lovely dedication to your mother in law. You were blessed to know each other!

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  6. What a sweet set of features for your MIL!

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  7. Thank you for sharing, Heather. I lost my mother in October as well, and I can relate to your pain and sorrow that our boys will never know one of their grandmas. I hope there is a cure for every illness in the world one day. Blessings, Liza Salish Sea

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  8. I'm sorry that your mother in law is no longer with you, cancer is such a horrible disease and effects way too many people, it is so very sad. I hope this month is not too difficult for all of you.

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  9. I'm sorry for your loss. It is so hard to be left behind. I lost my father in October, too.

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  10. very sad about your dear mother in law.
    I know way too many people who have had breast cancer.
    I'll be thinking of you this month...

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  11. Thanks for sharing your personal story. Breast cancer has taken a dear friend of mine, but I have 2 other friends and a great Aunt who are survivors. Hoping we find the cure soon.

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