breast cancer

Power of Positive Thinking

On this Mother’s Day, I’d like to share with you this Washington Post article my sister sent me.  The Mom in this story reminds me a lot of our Mom.  Also the accomplished gardener, she had no doubt she’d beat this breast cancer thing.  In the end, it took her body but I can’t tell…

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A Mom losing a Mom

Amy Joyce, pictured above in 1992 with her Mom, has bravely captured the essence of what it is like to lose a mom in her article published last month in the Washington Post.  It is a must read for those of us who find ourselves still hearing Mom’s voice in our heads whether she died…

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Cindy's Story: Part II – Grief is a Life Long Journey

Grief is a life long journey. This is a statement that I don’t think people understand until they have experienced grief for themselves. My life story has been defined as a grief journey almost since before I was born. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with me and then lost…

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Cindy's Story: Part I

I am a 36 year old mother of two beautiful girls, but I will always be the little girl whose mommy died 11 days after my 4th birthday. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with me. She had a mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy and other treatments. She fought to live…

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Cate Edwards: Honoring Her Mom's Legacy

For those who are dealing with the death of a loved one, they will tell you that even small things can send memories of the person rushing back. But it can be the big milestone moments that make their absence the most difficult. At just 29 years old, Cate Edwards has dealt with the her…

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