It has been a long time since I have blogged. Seemed like there wasn’t much to say. Today is different. Our family recently made the decision to move to Phoenix after the death of a beloved family member. We planned, we hoped, we prayed and up until the very last minute, we believed that is where we were suppose to be. And then, everything changed.
I began to feel sick every time I thought about the move. I didn’t feel like it was particularly because all my family is here in Central California, like it had been before. I was just sick to my stomach about it. I finally told my husband about a week before the big move how I was feeling. Although he felt like my timing was horrible, he agreed to stay put. We didn’t know why, but we both agreed.
During this time I finally had my dental surgery completed. It had been a long journey (which I will blog on later). I felt like no one really understood how desperate I was. Friends and family were supportive, but you don’t really get it unless you have lost the ability to eat… and smile…… or if you have been in a hopeless situation, or what seemed to be…. Like my friend, Danielle.
I met Danielle through Mary Kay. After a short stint selling MK in Arizona I re-signed after coming back to California just for personal use. Danielle was my (soon to be ) Director in Qualification. She wasn’t pushy, but she encouraged me to sell because its fun. I didn’t want to. At the time, I couldn’t see why this MK lady wouldn’t leave well enough alone. Inviting me to meetings,asking me to participate in fun stuff, being friendly… I mean really, how dare she?? LOL Truth is, I just was an unhappy person at the time.
Later Danielle popped back into my life. I was in the midst of some serious changes in our family life and this time instead of pushing her away, I embraced the company. We chatted here and there on the phone mostly about my dental situation. She is a good listener. She inspired me. You see, in the time we had lost touch Danielle found out she had breast cancer. It was only on one side but they treated aggressively with a double mastectomy as well as chemo….. and prayer. I know those prayer ladies at church were praying like crazy over her… and she was healed. She was in remission for close to 2 years. Praise God. Danielle used her experience to give encouragement. She gave all the glory to God, because she knows it was by His grace that she was saved. I do not know how I would have made it through my personal journey without Danielle’s words of encouragement.
In the beginning of August Danielle found out that she has cancer once again. This time in her liver. She and her family have decided to take a different route this time and try to treat homeopathically. She found an oncologist who practices homeopthy in Reno. Her treatment is not covered by insurance. There is great success with this method and her family will have to pay out of pocket for all treatment.
I was facebooking tonight as my husband and son hang in the living room and I saw that a local Realtor, and friend of Danielle’s, has organized a fundraising campaign for her treatment. THIS IS WHY WE STAYED. We stayed because this is our little town, where people take care of eachother. Maybe God knew I could help. Maybe God knew Danielle and I needed eachother in our lives. Funny how God brings people into your life, even when you push them away like I did.
So here is what I would love to see happen. In addition to a fundraiser Bunco night, Tami Winbery has set up a fund for cash donations for Danielle’s treatment. I would love to see every person who runs across this blog and every person who gets the email I am about to send out and every person who ever had a friend they just knew was placed in their life for a reason; to do something…ANYTHING they can, to contribute to Danielle’s quest to KICK CANCER’S BUTT!
This is the site that Tami set up for Danielle. Please visit, donate (time and or money) repost on your facebook, send out an email to everyone you know. Danielle…. she would do this for anyone. Even someone she didn’t know.
Thanks for reading, now let’s go help Danielle do some cancer stomping!