Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sometimes You Can't Save the Ta-Tas

Remember when Victoria Secret first came out with the Miracle Bra? You never needed it, but the moment they launched their Miracle Bra bathing suits you had one in your hands.

We all laughed when you tried it on. I think I commented that you now had a shelf on which to rest your drink...and suntan lotion...and my drink...and my suntan lotion. You brushed me off and proudly announced that your mom declared it the "two-carat" bikini--as in you were going to land a 2 ct. diamond engagement ring by wearing it on the beach.

I always knew that wasn't what was going to do it. You know why?

Late one night out on the beach very much into our cups, you made some comment about needing to follow the campground rules. As usual, we all started calling you out.


"Once a sorority President, always a sorority president."

"My mom said 'Don't go on the Potomac. It's dangerous on the Potomac.'"

"You're such a MUFFIN!"
You turned to me, now a college graduate, and tried to look me straight in the eye and slurred,

"I may be a muffin on the outside, but I'm a jalapeno PEPPER on the inside."

I'm pretty sure I aspirated a marshmallow at that point.

So yesterday, as I sat here hundreds of miles away from the hospital where doctors were removing your breasts--and with them the cancer that was attacking them--I calmed my nerves and even smiled knowing that 2 ct boobs or not, you will always be a jalapeno pepper on the inside.

And NO doctor will ever be able to remove that.

17 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Pgoodness said...

You're a good friend. :)

PunditMom said...

You are amazing. This a beautiful post in support of your friend. Good thoughts going her way.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

loved this. loved. and love you.

Jessica Gottlieb said...

This is why we need girlfriends.

flutter said...

anyone who calls you a friend is one lucky person, 2 ct boobs or not.

Ilina said...

Wishes of health, laughter, and love to your friend. I know you've got two out of three covered.

Laurie said...

I accidentally came across your post when Googling Save the TaTas. Great post! Exactly why I am walking in the Race for the Cure. Come by and comment on my post, too!
http://laviedelaurie.com

Rose said...

Wonderful post! Your friend is going to love reading that.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I hope your friend continues to improve. I almost lost a dear friend to ovarian cancer last year....so I know the fear of waiting.

Moogie said...

What an amazing post. Thank you for writing this.

Magpie said...

I hope your chili pepper is okay.

LoLa said...

This post made me cry. Terrific way to say I love you, you're still you. Thanks.

Sus said...

Here from 5 Star Friday. This is wonderful.

Becky said...

Wishing your friend the best and hoping good things for you too.

ThisFullHouse said...

I hope your friend is doing well.

Andrea Douglas Diallo, Esq. said...

what a wonderful way to support and honor your friend. she's lucky she's got you.

AntonyKunn said...

It could look so nice with the diamond ring on the beach, but well, it can all get too sandy, and even be eaten by a big fish or something :)

keep them at home!
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