Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oh make me over.

In the beginning of all of this my friend Rachel offered for my mom to come over to the mall and have a makeover done to lift here spirits. At the time she wasn't really up to it, but last weekend my mom was feeling a little down so Rachel agreed to have her come on down.

Rachel is probably the sweetest person you will ever meet. Literally EVER. She was just what my mom needed, and from what I hear she left looking and feeling fabulous.

My mother to me is so beautiful, and she has taught me to be a lady and to dress properly and to take care with my hair and make up, so I love that someone was kind enough to take the time to make her feel special.

On a side note, apparently she keeps forgetting to put her wig on. She'll walk the dog, go through the drive through, and most recently went to the bank without it. I am glad it doesn't bother her, but she has been cracking me up over it. She told me yesterday she couldn't remember if she wore it to the bank, but that she didn't care, people were just going to need to get over it.

Oh and by the way, I am on the phone with her as I am writing this and she is STILL talking about how good Rachel was at showing her how to draw on eyebrows(since she has now lost both brows and lashes). I swear we have been talking about eyebrows for 15 minutes already...


National Race for the Cure

Over 40,000 people showed up yesterday for the National Race for the cure. Each participant had to pay at least 40 dollars to participate, and at that price per person and multiply that by 40,000 people and that is 1,600,000 dollars raised not including any money that individuals raised or companies that matched fund raising.

I walked/ran with two of my friends, my roommate Carrie and my friend from work Nika, which I appreciated so much. It is a commitment to get up that early on a Saturday to be squished into a small area with a large group of people, and it just shows how wonderful people are to do things to support my family.

There were women in wheelchairs being pushed by their family members, which made my heart smile. It was hard just getting on the metro to go there because the train was packed full of people going to the race, it was all I could do not to cry.

I kept thinking the whole way that one day it would be my mom and I walking together, but she'll be wearing a pink survivor t-shirt because this will all finally be passed us and we will be walking to celebrate her victory and for the hope that there will be a future that does not involve the pain and agony of breast cancer.

I am so thankful to all of my wonderful friends and family who donated when they didn't even have to. Friends of mine who have never even met my mom willing gave in support of me because they know the struggle I have being away from her now. So thank you, because it means the world to us.