Monday, January 21, 2008


The biggest surprise about blogging has been the incredible community that exists to laugh together, cry together, mock each other and when necessary bolster each other in times of need.

Less than eight months ago WhyMommy posted this on her blog. At the time, she was nursing her five month old, taking care of her two year old and had never revealed any personal information on her blog.

She had been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer.

Since the day of that post, she has shared with us her deepest fears, her physical pain and the emotional turbulence of living with cancer. She also treated us to her moments of joy and the triumphs of perserverance.
She's given us so much through her words, and never once has she asked for anything in return except for our positive energy to support her battle with cancer.

Tomorrow is Susan's surgery. She's endured months of chemo and the accompanying exhaustion and pain. But that's all over and tomorrow Susan goes in for one of the final steps of her treatment--a double mastectomy.

So today is the day that we might return just a smidgen of what she's given to us. And I for one want her to know that I am here in VA cheering her on!!

If you'd like to send your wishes to Susan, write a post and title it "tomorrow" and link back to her.

Let her know how much love she has going in there with her.
I mean how can you say no to this incredible smile?

Soon to be cross-posted on DC Metro Moms.

9 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Anonymous said...

Isn't she beautiful?

Unknown said...

We'll be thinking of her in Denver!

Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

Yes. That incredible smile. Thank you, Mamma.

Lisa said...

You made me all teary. Wonderful post, lady.

Stacey said...

I left comments for her just moments ago. I indicated that she (much like my mom) is truly inspiring and I'm wishing her all the best.

Beck said...

I'm praying for her.

Anonymous said...

she's in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

what an inspiring story...thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Rising Rainbow said...

There are so many in my thoughts and prayers for cancer right now. It truly is an insidious disease.