My boobie send off party!
If you know me, then you know I love to have parties. Any excuse to get together and love on one another. So when I knew that a bilateral mastectomy was in my near future I decided to throw a party for my “girls” a send off so to speak, a celebration of life.
I wanted to make this a night not to make cancer the highlight of the evening, but really to unite all of us women and friends. It was a tribute to my dear friends near and far and women everywhere. Each of us are women, daughter, sisters, mothers and friends. We are bonded together in our femininity.
This was a night that I wanted to say thank you for all of the special friends in my life. The friends who have supported me before this beast came into my life. The women who loved me even when I failed miserably. I wanted a night to celebrate all of life journeys… together as women.
What a night it was, better than I could have imagined. I felt so honored to send of my boobs with a room full of women all in pink. To laugh, to talk and to cry together will never be forgotten. Learning to live in the moment is what I preached last night. Learning to not fret over yesterday or worry about what tomorrow holds, bu to truly live in this very second, this very minute and find true happiness.
As I woke up this morning I was overwhelmed with emotions. Even as I write I am still crying off and on. I am not sad really, but so truly humbled by the love I felt last night. I also feel that it is time to get my game face on, it is time to now focus on my surgery on Wed. The party is over, the boobs will only be with me for a few more days. The road ahead will be painful at times.
I am so happy that I had last night, I am so overjoyed by the unity of us all. I will hold the memories of last night deep within me, for all of my lifetime. It truly was a night I will never forget!
Thank you boobies for being apart of me for the past 31 years, thank you for feeding my three boys. Thank you for being apart of my sexuality and my identity. I will miss you, but I will also feel relieved when you are finally no longer apart of me…