Another year has come and gone. October is here -- and it is breast cancer awareness month. I think probably everyone knows someone who has been affected by this awful disease, if not dealing with it firsthand in their circle of family and/or friends. It hits especially close to home for me, as my mom was diagnosed in January 2006, and has been dealing with it ever since.
My mom is the strongest person I have ever known. If you had any idea of how much she has been through in her life, healthwise, you would understand what I'm talking about. Through it all, she continues on with life -- not just existing, but carrying on with many activities like a whirlwind -- she's a redhead after all. :) I love my mom, I am so proud to be her daughter. I definitely pray that God will give me the strength to be one tenth the wonderful woman that my mother is.
No one knows what the future holds for any of us, and I know that God has a perfect plan for my mom. I just really want her to stick around for say, 40 or 50 more years.