Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One World One Heart 2011


A Whimsical Bohemian, One World One Heart Blog Event

Hello, thank you for coming to my breast cancer blog, the sacred ordinary.  Would you like a cup of tea, while I tell you a story about me?

Once upon a time, in a land so far away from here, there was a princess with golden locks, a song in her heart, and a pen in her hand.  She ruled over a candlelit kingdom of lost boys and lost puppies, cooking over the burning fire of a crockpot, and finding enchantment in a garden full of fairies and gnomes, hummingbirds and butterflies, and two doves coo cooing while bay breezes chimed chimes.

She had no magical powers, but believed she did, for most of her life whispered the prayer "Let No Bad Happen" and thought it so, not realizing it was mostly because when she looked for Good, she always found it.

A plague fell upon her, she saw it, appearing as a black hole in a starry sky.  There were thousands like her.

Much was asked of her to battle the plague.  Give up your magical thinking, give up your golden locks, give up the comfort of your routines and rituals, and surrender your body to potions and poisons that will kill the plague, unless they kill you first.

When you have done all these, she was told, then you must go to the Kingdom of Lost Breasts.   You will travel there alone, except for the help of a Wizard.  You must leave your breasts alongside millions of others, bravely surrendered by the Sacred Order of the Sisterhood of Cancerous Breasts.

When you return from that place, we will cast more magic upon you, until you glow like a firefly, every night for twenty nights plus eight.

The princess did all that was asked of her, met every challenge in the abyss of her fear, with the help of legions of Angels that had arrived, knowing she could not do this on her own.

Every night, her empty pockets were refilled with starlight.

She waits now, for passage to the Kingdom where she will leave behind accessories, and walk away with her life, still believing Good is found everywhere, and mostly in a heart that loves.

Please comment below with your email address, because in keeping with the One World One Heart tradition, a randomly selected prize winner will be announced on my blog February 17th.  Anyone is eligible for the prize, you just need to visit and comment!

from me to you
Enjoy your day tripping through blogs from all over the world.  Enter here...  If you are looking for me, I am #708!  Thank you so much for visiting mine.

Blessings upon you, writergirldreams

UPDATE 2/9/11:  My goodness gracious, so many blogs, so little time!  I am slowly making my way through all the blogs that came to visit here, and they just keep coming!  I think I need to give away more prizes!  Oh and by the way,



gpc said...

Your blog is filled with courage. I am very happy to meet you. I hope you will visit me, too!

Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia, US. Thanks for your giveaway. I would love to win your lovely prize. Please visit me and enter my giveaway at OWOH participant #523
avennett AT verizon DOT net

Saskia said...

Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog) world, thanks!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia

nr 214 on the list

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a lovely prize. Thank you so much for being in OWOH.
Check out my blog to see the bead woven necklace I am offering.

Jeanie Callaghan

Michaele Sommerville said...

Hello from Oz, Kansas' "fancy" name. My sister is a breast cancer survivor and has traveled a similar journey to your own- good thoughts, positive energy, an energizing vibe, a confident outlook, and precious prayers are some of your best tools, along with all of the others that science and the medical field can provide.

I'm so pleased to have met you and discovered your blog! If you'd like to visit mine, please come by Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten's 3 R's!


Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Pleased to meet you!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

rochambeau said...

Glad to see your heart here at OWOH Writer Girl! It's easy to see your magical heart!! You are part fairy methinks and perhaps this is why you are able to weave tales.
Now, on to official matters~ please throw my name into the hat. Especially, I like your little felt heart!


Diane said...

It is a pleasure to meet you! Your giveaway is so lovely! Please count me in. Thanks so much for joing in & sharing your story. Wishing you much love & continued courage. xo Diane

Alice Stroppel said...

A beautiful story...........Please enter my name.
Stop by my blog to win a crazy polymer clay face bracelet. She may make you smile.
Thanks so much,

Anonymous said...

Wow...and I am saying that in awe of your beautiful spirit.
Blessings to you as you journey in the next scenario of your life.
You are an inspiration, girl.
Your blog warms my heart.
Life is filled with hope, isn't it?
Keep the magic flowing, that is what gets us through the stormy waters and deep valleys.
Teresa in California at:
I make dolls with cloth bodies and paper clay head, arms and legs.
One awesome lady, a doll instructor, is Nancye's art doll ning. She just went through about a year's worth of breast cancer treatment...what an inspirational soul she is. I am also at: Cloth and Clay doll ning with Jane Des Rosier where you can join to do her doll tutorials for only $10...amazing creativity is there...many doll makers of kindred spirits.

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
I would love to win that.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Lori said...

Beautiful prize, ever so gracious of you! Thank you for participating! Lori

laura said...

I am so glad to have this opportunity to meet you. This is my first year with OWOH and it has been an amazing adevnture. I have made new friends already! If you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello. I am #476 on the list.

Christine Hansen said...

Wow - what a creative and courageous take on coping with breast cancer! I love how you created a "story" about your battle, and I especially LOVE that your strong spirit shines through the words. Sending love & light your way, that you may enjoy a lifetime of excellent health. xoxo, chris ( - OWOH #704)

Brenda Hutchings said...

thank you so much for sharing your story. It's a joy to be able to join you in OWOH.
Smiles to you, Brenda

btw your profile pic is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing your story.

I love your giveaway. Please count me in. I flew here via the OWOH event. ~Michelle, 598

Mollye said...

You are so beautiful. I will be praying for you. ... And I am adding your bloggy to my sidebar so I can check on you. Please visit my blog when you have time. Hugs, Mollye

Anonymous said...

Loved your story....please enter me in your giveaway...and I would love for you to visit my blog.

Gypsea Nurse said...

Welcome~ and what a beautiful inspiring post!
I think that is amazing!!
You are amazing!
Cat @ Tatteredrebel

Kim Mailhot said...

Thank you for sharing this story of hope and strength with us. I would love to be entered in the draw to win your sweet prize. Enjoy this OWOH adventure !

Tammie Lee said...

hello dear lady,
your comment on my blog touched my heart and so I clicked to come find you.

Your post is tender and could be quite sad (and is)but your tale is written with magic, care and love and touches my heart in a sweet and positive way.

I add my light to yours as you wander through your days. May you find courage and love to guide you each step of the way.

Lovely to meet you.


PS it was my Beauty Flows blog you visited, this link is my other blog, you might enjoy it too.

Gloria said...
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Jblanton said...

awesome giveaway- thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story of courage and strength. I am glad I found you through OWOH.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Anonymous said...

Sending you very special blessings and love ♥

Greetings from California

Please enter me in your giveaway -

If you have time to visit me at:::

I am giving away 7 different things 

& if you want, please join my blog too!

Thanks for the entry & consideration.

Blessings ♥ tere

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey across the world! I have found so many lovely blogs and yours is one of them!!

I'm from Nampa, Idaho (USA) and you can come take a peek at my BLOG anytime.

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Hello from Ky! Whata great Blog Post! Please put me in the pot for your OWOH door prize! Thank You,Tee

vintage wil said...

Great giveaway! please count me in thanks!!!

Artseyanne said...

You are one brave lady, thank you for the inspiration. Will continue to follow you on your journey. Call in on me at #100 if you have the chance.

Heather said...

Thank you for stopping by my side of the world! I am happy to have met you!! I look forward to following along!
XOXO ~ Heather

Tumbleweed Trails said...

ope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Threads of Inspiration said...

Your story is one of a very brave woman, stay positive and strong. I have a good friend that has survived what you are now going through. There is light at the end of the tunne. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Lady ~
Please enter my name. I continue to read your blog daily. It's my inspiration and reality check for the day. Hugs and Kisses.

Mimi said...

It's very nice to meet you. I'm your newest follower and supporter in your journey!

Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

Enjoy your journey,

Hoerauf at comcast dot net

Paper Bagley said...

What seems not long friend, my step Mom fight for 11 years....her pages are on my blog...
I thank-you for sharing your cancer...your good energy, I believe is a huge plus...come by for a vist in Oregon...Tootsie

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

your blog is very nice. I'm from North DakotaLaura

Lisa said...

It's nice to meet you. You have such a beautiful strong spirit, I know you will kick that cancer's butt. Breasts are highly overrated anyway :-) I am so glad to cross your path on this journey, hugs.

Connie said...

beautiful are a very brave woman. please come visit my blog too.

Barbara Mason said...

Thank you for sharing your courageous journey. Every cancer survivor makes the sun a little brighter, the ocean a bit saltier and life a bit sweeter.
Your giveaway is lovely, but your story is dearer.
Please enter me in your drawing... Hope you are having a very fun OWOH...

BumbleBeeLane said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

ardith said...

Thank you for sharing your journey, one no one wants to take.

Great giveaway, please enter my name and hop on over to visit me at #521.

Best of luck in your journey~

CreativSpirit said...

Greetings from Australia. I've really enjoyed your beautiful blog and reading about your courageous journey. Sending you lots of love and wishes for your continuing challenges.


Unknown said...

Hi, nice to meet you, hope you are enjoying this event as much as me!

Unknown said...

Beautiful blog and giveaway!!

be sure to stop by my blog for the OWOH giveaway!

Melanie the Muse said...

Thank you for the chance to meet you. You are an inspiration to me.
I hope you will have the time to check out my blog and look around.

I'm offering one of my shabby chic denim necklaces as my OWOH gift. I'm #509.

Linda L

Wendy said...

Hello and may I just say how happy I am to meet you. Happy OWOH. I am so excited to be a part of this and would love the opportunity to be a part of your door prize.
It has been wonderful to stop by and visit and I hope you will drop in during your adventures around Blogland.
Wishes and Whimsy
WeNdy from WonDErLand

Artfully Musing said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

silvia said...

I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your strength, courage and sense of humor. I am a mammographer~and was immediately drawn to your blog.

Teri said...

Your story touched my heart. One of my very best friends is a breast cancer survivor. I can only say you are such a tender heart with so much courage and bravery. Thanks for sharing your blog and I am very honored to meet you.
Come by sometime and see me!

sweetjeanette said...

oh how beautiful!!! I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

greenest mermaid said...

Hi WinterGirlDreams! Thank you so much for sharing *your* story! And thank you for visiting my blog as well :) One thing that I don't actually talk about too much on that blog is that I work with Athena's Home Novelties, and they created an organization called the Athena's Cup! It's trying to raise money for breast cancer research AND break the world record for the most amount of bras hooked together at one time! Feel free to check it out sometime ( otherwise, I plan on frequently visiting your part of the sea :)

Regina said...

It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me. You are such an inspiration. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love the gift you are offering.

I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


Unknown said...

Hello! I have bopped around your blog a bit and left you another comment but I will say it again here. You are an inspiration! I am touched by your writings! I pray that you have a full recovery and are cancer free very soon!
Your gifts are beautiful!
I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize, and maybe even follow me too! :)
It's so nice to "meet" you!
True :D
My email:

Kim Reid said...

I'd love a chance to enter your beautiful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

trisha too said...

Very nice! Happy OWOH to you! Stop by and visit me if you get the chance; I'm flying along the OWOH journey with you!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Nanbon44 said...

what a lovely courageous princess you are... My queen Mother passed after her battle with another form of the one that has taken hold of your life. I see a shining star in your future, many grandbabies to love...So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Cherry Chick said...

Why, of course, I would love a cup of tea. So very nice to meet you via One World One Heart. I've enjoyed looking at your wonderful photographs and catching a glimpse of who you are on your courageous journey. I hope to visit with you again soon and if you haven't stopped by already I'm #38 with a giveaway of for my Very Cherry earrings. They'd go perfect a well shaved hairdo. ;-) With over 200 comments now I'm overwhelmed with who is who! But it's been fun.
Take care and I'm sending positive thoughts your way,

Doreen G said...

Fabulous prize-do drop by my blog and leave a comment as well.
Regards Doreen #573

Sunshineshelle said...

You'r heart shines, your words are like your heart :) By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :)

Halle said...

Pretty little fitting for this event!
Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
Stop by my giveaway as well.


You have a wonderful writing ability and fighting spirit. The best gift anyone could give you are the arms wrapped around you while you face such daily challenges. Feel the love an warmth while we all hold hands in cyberspace bringing together OWOH and OH (one hope!) #220 needlewings at mac dot com

Gabriela said...

Hello from Ohio....great getting to know you!
I would love to win your giveaway!
Gabriela #439

BabesbyBarb said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us , it is so true that this is always there when we least expect it. I think you are a very brave and special lady and I am very glad to have met you. Please stop by my blog for a visit

Unknown said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! Thank you for your thoughtful inspiration! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm #457 All the best, Susan Faye

AlwaysInspired said...

Your story is wonderful and heartfelt. May you always have pockets full of star shine and thank you for sharing it with the world!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Cameron said...

...and still, those potions and poisons cannot diminish the Magic within you, and the waves of sweet imagination that wash over all who visit you....

Soon, Rapunzel, your hair will be let down again!

Cameron #83

Anonymous said...

Hair grows back, souls grow strong.
Remind me to not gripe about my hair thinning after weight loss surgery again.

If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Sorry to hear about the princesses tribulations, but glad that she has a brave heart! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I hope I win your giveaway!
Your blog is beautiful! I am blog # 627 on Lisa's event blog and I hope I win!
Smiles, Cyndi

Aimee Jeffries said...

What a beautiful prize! I was a long time hold out for Facebook too hehe. I signed up and thought, what!? Somehow it just spreads like wildfire and now the people that talked me into joining don't post much (irony?) but I have discovered so many wonderful artists there. I love seeing their works-in-progress and seeing the person behind the art/jewelry/quilt etc. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Emily@theNest said...

Hello from Ireland- what a lovely prize, and a hugely courageous personal tale... blessing to you for health and happiness XX

Willnnabel said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

it would be lovely to win your prize but mostly it is lovely to have been able to read your story and witness your gentle soul. thank you for having the courage to share yourself so boldly. your story matters. blessings

Micki said...

What a lovely prize, and you are so talented! Nice meeting you and thanks for giving me the chance to win. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

Sarah said...

Fabulous give-away...count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


Carole Burant said...

It is quite the journey you have been traveling and please know that my prayers are with you.

Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your beautiful heart:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

just me said...

wonderful heart, a brave heart you have, please throw my name in the hat!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful story and a beautiful spirit you possess! I will keep you in my prayers! I love the lovely heart! Thank you and visit me....I'm #389! ♥

Carolyn or Connee said...

Good wishes and happy blogging to a very brave lady...Love your giveaway...please enter me in your drawing. Please visit my blog and see my giveaways.
Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

Unknown said...

Greetings from BC Canada! Nice to meet you! Good for you for being so courageous and strong on your incredible journey! Very nice giveaways! Come enter my giveaway when you get a chance. #788

Palimpa Lim said...

WoW! I am deeply impressed. What you are going through is something I can't even imagine. And I love the way you write about all that!
There is so much humor, love and courage in your words. I am so glad to see the cancer could not take that from you!

Hugs from Bremen, Germany,

Lucy said...

Lovely blog Sweet Giveaway~Hi from Ontario Canada

Diana S said...

Hi from Ohio. you gifts are beautiful. thank you.

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone said...

Hi with greetings from Norway. So nice to meet you and your courage!! Be proud of your self.

Please enter me (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

Rusted Wings said...

your sweet comment on my blog was so touching and when i saw your profile photo with your beautiful lavender headwrap, i thought how radiant you look! you are a brave heart, and must know that 'everything works together for good to them that love God", and He will make what was meant to be a curse, a blessing as you keep walking by faith!!
your work is beautiful and you have a very lovely offering!
(my blog is #30 on the list)
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

Lutka And Co. said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. And thank you for sharing your journey with us. Edwards mansion is still here. After being moved to another locale in Redlands, it is now a place for weddings and events. Here is a link:
Glad to meet you through OWOH!

Anne said...

You gave me goose bumps you write so beautifully!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get the chance my blog is #809

Mervi said...

So nice to meet you,
lovely gift, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland;-))m

I have also Valentine candy:

leikkaan @

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your blog is inspirational! You're a very brave woman. My respect for you.


FairlyGirly said...

I hope your journey has a positive ending. We are never far away from someone it has touched.

Your heart is lovely, please pop over to my blog and enter mine

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi The Sacred Ordinary, You are surely one of God's angel sending out a message that all women need to hear. Thank you for reminding me of how precious life is. I would love to win your gift. Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

mary helen said...

You are a brave and couragous woman! Your story is a unique and touching account of what so many woman must face. I pray that your story ends with, "and she lives happily ever after". warm wishes ~mary helen

Gloria said...

Hi Deb,
I stopped by your blog as I am making my way down the OWOH list of blogs and now I have to pause.

Your spirit is big, encouraging, awesome, and welcoming. I am going to add you to my prayers. You have an inspiring life and I know that my small prayer will not gain much attention up there, but I will be on tiptoe and shouting asking aid and comfort for you and others I have read about on my blog travels, since today alone has been a memorable day.

The OWOH event, was aptly titled. Writergirldreams I wish you good health, good times, strength and joy.

Please stop by my blog, I welcome you and everyone else. I deleted my earlier comment since I joined the event late, I am 846 on the OWOH list.

Dianne said...

Your blog touched my heart. I had a breast biopsy in '07-was benign, but still a scary procedure.
Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog-#348 and toss your name in my hat there. Thanks and Good Luck!

Leslie A. Hawkins said...

I have been squished many times but am due for another. Thanks for the reminder. Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

Sherry said...

Beautiful, poignant story, thanks for sharing your couragous story and all love and best wishes to you xxx

Your heart is beautiful - and yes, in more ways than one! I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Nancy Markosky said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring story with all of us. I have making an appointment on my list of things to do for the last month but am going to do it tomorrow! Thanks for the reminder! Please add my name to your generous drawing and be sure to stop and visit me at lucky #777 on the list.

sassypackrat said...

What a beautiful heart! I work in felt too. Best wishes to you!
OWOH #488

artbeckons said...

Wishing you many blessings on your challenging journey.

Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Esme said...

that heart is just darling. beautiful colors.

Please come visit California.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

Jaime Haney said...

Hello sweet lady. Your post is different from any I've read so far, but I love it and can relate to it somewhat. As you know, because you've already visited me, my dear mother lost her battle with cancer. I pray with you for victory. Although victory is still ours in the end. All you need is faith, and you seem to emit it.

Happy thoughts and well wishes,

p.s. I got my mammy last month ;)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very lovely blog, full of courage and hope. I really love the heart. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Carol said...

Thoughtful posting. My sweet mother-in-law is in similar situation as yourself. And yes I do get my mammograms done :)

Lovely giveaway.
OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

GraceBeading said...

Your giveaway heart is beautiful and from what little I have read here - your real heart even more so. I'm sending positive vibes as you navigate this challenging trail.

I just "liked" you on FB so I can follow your progress.

I'd like to say I'd be thrilled to win your giveaway, but I think I already have won just by finding your blog.

I just read your Yo Ho Yo Ho post and think I woke the neighbors with my laughing - just too good!

Brenda said...

Breast cancer is an insidious disease. My mum has had it and I am considered high risk. Mammograms aren't as bad as what some people make them out to be - after all what is some minor discomfort compared to not finding it in time.

Carola Bartz said...

Hello from Northern California! I am your newest follower - I think I need to come back when I have more time and read through your blog. You have a lot of courage and I like that. So I will see you again.
Meanwhile, I'd like to welcome you to my blog, I'm #188 on the list.

Deborah said...

Thank you for the reminder. I need to call back for a follow up. I am glad that you have found the silver lining to your cloud and may you remain forever in the light. Please come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

Gale said...

Hello. I have come across a couple of bloggers that so completely share of themselves. Yours is one of those. I have sat here reading the opening story. What a beautiful gift to be able to tell such a story in such a way. I will be back to read the rest of your blog.
Thanks for sharing with us.
:) Gale OWOH #473

Lorri said...

What a beautiful heartfelt blog post. I'm sending you some positive healing sweet lady.
I love your heart giveaway, and could use the positive vibrations from it myself. :) Wishing you all the stength, courage and love in this world.
Please enter me too!
Visit mine too if you get the chance.. time is running out!

Fallingladies said...

Your story brought tears to my eyes, How daring to be so open...come see my falling ladies if you have time!

janil said...

What a sweet heart!!!

Marie said...

What a lovely story (and heart!). I just cut off my hair again to donate for wigs for cancer patients. I hope that you are doing well- so nice to meet you.

apinkdreamer said...

wow! fantastic givaway! please enter me!!!

Leslie said...

What a truly touching story. I suddenly feel the need to make a long overdue appointment (thanks for the nudge). Your little heart is a wonderful prize and I would love to be the lucky winner. Best wishes inmelsedn your journey.

Speak To Me said...

Beautiful work!

Joe Madl said...

i love your beautiful heart! please add me to your drawing.

i'm enjoying poking around in your blog. you are very talented and heartfelt!

stop by mine, if you haven't already, and join in my drawing, too!

joe in montana

Wanda Maria said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Stay encouraged!!!

Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Unknown said...

Wow, you are an amazing lady.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! what a lovely way to tell your story and what a lovely giveaway. i also love your blog title. i would be delighted to win your giveaway! be well and happy and if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs from peggyapl(at)!

Anna Circo said...

There is so much I'd like to say, personal experiences as I've held the hands of best friends with the c word and such. But you are brave and amazing for posting your story live. Hugs and all good stuff for you! Anna

Digital Misfit said...

You are an amazing brave and inspiring woman. Your blog is beautiful.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

Susan said...

Hello sweet princess, many good thoughts coming your way along with positive healing energy! I am now a follower. :)
I would love to be included in your giveaway, please come come visit #209
Gentle hugs,
(Pieces of Fate)

nfmgirl said...

Beautiful felt heart! It seems everyone knows a breast cancer survivor- the optimum word being "survivor"! Bless you!

Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Congratulations and blessings to you; great accomplishment! When you've time, please visit me at Thistle Cove Farm.

Mickey said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Thank you for the chance to enter your lovely giveaway!

mitz said... in your blog and your give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity

My Journey to Hope said...

I love your beautiful gifts! Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

:) Michelle

HippieDog said...

Hello! You are an amazing person, glad I stopped by :) Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog:

Kelli Russell Agodon - Book of Kells said...

Incredible story and blog! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in at the last moment to say yes, please include me as well!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

all best and wishing you all good things,

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