The mama at 28 years old (wedding in Golden Gate Park) - wasn't she a beaut?
My mom was amazing in every way. From her smarts to her laugh to her compassion to her love, she is missed every day. This weekend’s Pink Party will be a celebration of her life and the lives of so many women who also lost their battle. It’ll be a tribute to the hope that the color pink carries for so many of us, and it’ll provide a venue for our community to do something about breast cancer. I’ve been so overwhelmed by the support of friends, classmates, co-workers, and family members who want to be part of this movement. And I’ve been blown away by the dedication, time and energy that bestie Teeny has shown to Northwest Hope & Healing, and to me. Love you, Teeny. Can’t wait!
Seattle Race for the Cure, 2010
I did it! I sent my annual breast cancer fundraising letter to our friends and then to my family. I don’t know what it is, but every year when I do this, I experience a joyous kind of grief. It’s like sharing these very personal and mostly sad feelings with the people who are most important, lifts me. Every year around this time, I get to sit and dwell on my mom. Guilt free I sit with images of her in my mind’s eye, remembering the sound of her voice. I don’t have to hide the tears in my eyes, and I don’t have to explain them. A little part of her is with me, and while it’s tremendously sad that she is gone, I can thank her for the many gifts she’s given me since. And there have been many. So don’t be sad for me. I think she’s going to pop up in our dreams tonight.
Oh, and I may be just a little proud of this part of my fundraising letter…
We welcome donations in all amounts, but here are a few suggestions:
DOUBLE D, $1,000 Wowsas, what an abundant contribution!
D, $500 Such a volumptuous donation
C, $250 Wonderfully abundant
B, $100 What a perfect size
A, $50 Such a great support
______ Choose your own sized gift, no one gift is the same after all…
Funds go to Northwest Hope & Healing, a pretty wonderful Seattle nonprofit.
Met Teeny tonight at a pub in Wallingford for some good beer, mediocre food and Partay planning, capital P. bought these super cute, super pink baby notebooks at Barnes & Noble just before our date and found the Komen for a Cure pen a classmate gave me in my book bag. The perfect tools for the perfect planning/catch up session (I couldn’t help myself – bought her a Brides Mag too). Save This Very Important Date – 3/31 at the Sunset in Ballard; raffle, prizes for the prettiest in pink, DJ & dancing, pink martinis, artist battle and more. I’ve never been so excited to boogie down in my party pants.