"A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning
of life." - Isadora Jones
I love my big sister.
When we were younger we didn't always get along. Kim, my sister, and her friend even ran across the street to get away from me once...I was too little to cross the street by myself.
But as we have gotten older we have grown closer, even with 393 miles between us. We can talk on the phone for hours, sharing recipes, talking politics (we don't always agree) or just catching up. Kim is always supportive. She was the first person I told about my blog, I knew she would get it. I love to laugh with her too.
We both forgot to get our mammograms in 2015. Ok. Women don't 'forget' about their mammograms, we put it off...and off... At the end of last year we did get our mammograms and we were both told 'additional views' were needed to get a better look. Mine came back ok...Kim's didn't.
They caught it early, my sister has stage one breast cancer.
I don't think there is a family that hasn't been affected by breast cancer. Yet somehow we still believe it will happen to someone else, or in someone else's family.
I am sharing this with you today so you will schedule your mammogram, if you haven't already. You are loved and there are people in your life who want you to stay healthy. I want you to stay healthy. Schedule it today, then come back and let me know you did. The advancements in medicine are wonderful, but they work best when cancer is caught early.
We say I love you more. We talk and text more often. We cherish our days a little bit more. If cancer has a good side, that is it.
Kim starts chemotherapy today. Please keep her in your prayers. Let me know if you would like me to add someone you love to my prayers.
I am always so grateful you stopped by.