Wednesday, October 4

October 10th

On this, the first anniversary of my dearest friends Sharon's death to breast cancer, I want to thank all of you have so generously given to The Susan G Komen Breat Cancer Foundation. It means so much to me!

I spent this past weekend in San Jose. It was my first road trip with Ethyn and he was the perfect companion, such a good traveler for four years old.

It was his first time to San Jose. Our first stop upon coming into town was to Sharon's house. Everything looks just as it did a year ago. The family still owns the home and nothing has been moved. I found myself parked in front staring at the house I've considered my home for 33 years. I still have the key, but had no desire to go in. The person I came to see no longer waits for me here. Our roles have changed. Now I wait until I will see her again.

I had to explain to Ethyn that Grammy Sharon had died. He was only 3 when she passed and had no concept of death at the time. He goes to a Christian Preschool now, and so has learned about death, and the eternal hope it brings. It was surreal to have the conversation, with the little boy I so adore, about the woman whom I looked to like a mother... {{my Mil}}, my mother~in~love. The circle of life. It was good to be in my hometown, especially this weekend. I was so glad to be able to take Ethyn to the places I loved to go to as a child, many of them with Sharon.

As most of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may or may not know that I am participating in a fundraiser for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ever After is a local scrapbook store that helps raise money for the cause thru a scrapbooking crop-a-thon. This year is their "5 Annual Survivor Crop" and I am both a fundraiser and a volunteer. You can read more about it here.

As such, I have come up with a fun fundraiser {{I hope you'll all agree, and participate}} . I am asking that everyone who reads this, please help in the fight. If you send in $1.00 to be donated on all of our behalf, I will enter your name in a drawing. I will put together the best box of yummy~goodness I can come up with! I will pack a 12" x 14" box full of art, scrap, stamp supplies,and other fun surprises. You can even leave a comment with your *wish list of favorite items*, should you be the lucky winner!! I think a bit of money could be raised and I figure we can ALL afford $1.00 I know for certain every dollar brings us closer to finding a cure! Should you wish to donate more Paypal will notify me and I will enter your name one time for each dollar you donate. $5.00 = 5 entries!!

A year ago, on October 10, 2005 my best friend lost her courageous fight with breast cancer. I want to do something to help. I believe each one of us makes a difference. We all count. We all touch so many more people than we ever know. When just one woman is lost to breast cancer, its effects are far reaching, and life changing.

If you would like to participate in this fundraiser with me, I would be so grateful!! I have added a link so that you can send the dollar thru Paypal. It is the button to the right, down under archieves, marked "Make a Donation". Its free for both of us. If you would like to mail in your donation, please e-mail me for my address. You can also write a check {{for any amount}} made payable to: "SGKBCF" and it will serve as your reciept and is fully tax deductable.

I have long believed that each one of us makes the world what it is. We create our own reality, and what we believe comes true. I want to help, and know many others do as well! If you can afford $1.00, please participate!!!

I will choose the lucky winner on October 20th before I leave for the event.

Thanks for all your help!!
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