Friday, October 1, 2010


HAPPY PINK SATURDAY! Thank you Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this event.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Let me introduce you to someone very special!

This is my Mom & Dad. This photo was taken on my wedding day back in 1986. Wasn't my Mom "Pretty in Pink"?

In 1990 my Mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had undergone a hysterectomy several years prior and was being treated with hormones. The Doctor told her the cancer was an estrogen-based tumor. Within a few short days of her diagnoses, she underwent surgery for a mastectomy. Her surgery was followed up with chemotherapy.

Here is a current photo of my Mom.

She is now a 20 year survivor of this dreadful disease!
~It can be beaten~

So come on ladies, don't be shy ... bare your breasts and go for a mammogram.

Early detection is key.

Notice my Mom in this photo, bottom row, right-hand side. This picture was taken at Easter of this year 2010 - my entire family, Mom & Dad, all my siblings and their spouses, all the grandchildren and some now with their spouses.

~What a beautiful family - and one to be proud of~

A lot of living has been done in those 20 years!

Cheers ~ Lisa ~


  1. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share. I love your Mom's photos and what a trooper she is. She has gone through so much and never gave up the fight. She is beautiful.

    I love your family photo with all of you. Living the Life TOGETHER - all of you. I love it.

    Thank you so much for sharing sweet friend. I hope you have a beautiful Pink Saturday.

    Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I love the theme of your post.
    It has been a busy week, but finally I am catching up. I see you have been busy with lots of projects too. Your staircase and mirrors are looking great. Home Sense is my absolute favorite store. You never know what you will find there!
    Your Mom is looking great. I am glad to hear that she is winning her battle with cancer. She is an inspiration.
    Have a great weekend!!

  3. Hi Lisa, I am so thankful that your mother is a survivor! Thanks for sharing this touching story

  4. What a beautiful family you have! Bravo to your mother for beating this dreaded disease! Thanks for sharing Lisa!

  5. What an inspiration your mother is-a what a great family she has behind her!

  6. Oh Lisa your mom is so beautiful! What a lovely story & family.
    Have a beautiful pink day..xo Tami

  7. Yeah for your mom!!! Each year I run the Komen 5k in Lansing, MI - they have a survivor march before the race. Each group carrries a sign -
    1yr - 5yr - 10yr and so on up to 25 yrs. I cry with joy for each and everyone of these women as they walk by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for visiting me!
    cheers, dana

  8. What a beautiful family photo and how fortunate you, your family & your Mom all are for early detection! I'm so happy for the progress we've made in breast cancer research and development in the past 40yrs, it's truly remarkable!

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog Lisa and for visiting!

    Wishing you a joyous pink October!

  9. So glad your mom is still with you. And that family photo, I'm impressed. All of you are smiling and your eyes are open! Happy Pink Saturday.

  10. What a lovely post full of HOPE and that is something we lose sight of sometimes. I'm a 2 year Bladder Cancer survivor and am grateful for all the research for breast cancer as it helps find cures for all cancers. There are way too many of them. Happy Pink Saturday.

  11. absolutely great story !
    thank you for sharing Lisa!
    and for visiting FHC & taking time to chat!
    yay for our drummer guys eh? woohoo :)
    keep us young & dancing ~

  12. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for sharing about your mother. I am so glad she is a cancer survivor.
    Thanks for visiting my blog on Providence. Some of the homes pictured were next to Brown University.
    Have a great weekend.
    ~ Julie

  13. Lisa, she looks fantastic! congratulations to you...very inspirational story.
    thank you!

  14. Awesome! It is so nice to hear about the women who do survive breast cancer. It seems like everyting is always so negative anymore.

    You mom looks beautiful in pink!

  15. Love your post. Congratulations to your mom and your family on twenty years. Yes, a lot of living.

  16. Lisa, What a great success story! It's always nice to hear a story with a good ending. I was holding my breath while I was reading until I read she was fine. Congratulations to your mother. And, yes, she is so pretty in pink!

  17. Lisa,
    I am trying to leave a comment but I am having trouble with blogger.

    What a great family and I am so glad to hear that your Mom is a cancer survivor for over 20 years!!

    Get your Mammo's , ladies!


  18. Very happy your mom made it thru all that. My mother died 30 years ago from colon cancer, after a year of chemo. You are very lucky to have her with you now. She looks great! judy


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