Monday, October 15, 2012

Pink Pretzels

I have a weakness for yogurt covered pretzels. Usually, I follow a strict "no-sweets-unless-it's-chocolate" rule, but when it comes to yogurt covered pretzels, I give in every time! 

David sneaked these into our grocery cart yesterday - Strawberry Yogurt Covered Pretzels, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a very special 31 days for me. Every day of this month, I think about my grandmother Bea Kendall, my great-aunt Liz Carnes, and my great-aunt Faith Krumin: all determined, ruthless breast cancer warriors who went to be with the Lord within these last 18 months. And then, I think about my lovely Aunt Deane Pfannenstiel: a woman who beat her breast cancer to a pulp! And I praise the Lord for killing her cancer! Four women who set an incredible example for me and what it looks like to trust in the Lord even when the C word attacks everything womanly about you... your breasts, hair, the shape of your body...

As a recovery room nurse at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I took care of many, many women on the front lines of this fight. Waking up without breasts or waking up to new ones reconstructed, I felt privileged to be able to walk along side them, even if it was just for an hour and a half as they recovered from anesthesia.

I encourage you to join in the fight! Whether you're running in a "Save the Ta-Ta's" t-shirt in the Susan G. Komen 5k, or picking up a carton of pink yogurt covered pretzels that gives proceeds to the cause, give in. : )