Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 198

Ever since the day in the emergency room, Sarah has been doing pretty well! She has been at her mom’s helping with craft projects, playing with Roman when he’s there and doing one of her favorite tasks: organizing (it helps her de-stress). Tonight Sarah had the wonderful opportunity to go to the 5th Avenue Theater with her mom. Mom Hawkins has season tickets to the 5th Ave and often takes Sarah, but it has been awhile due to what Sarah has been going through. Sarah was kind of reluctant to say she would go mostly because she is so self-conscious about her drains. However, Sarah took one look at her favorite dress and said, “I am going to make this work!” She had probably one of the most creative moments when she found she could use her drains as quasi breast implants. I thought it was a strange idea at first too but it really worked! She said, “I’ll use my drains for what they took away from me.” Tonight she is going out on the town with drains as breasts and no hair or wig. This is scary for her, but I have to tell you that as a husband I could not be more proud. Sarah decided long ago that she would never let this cancer or the treatment thereof ever stop her from living. Let me tell you there have been a lot of tough times, but my Sarah has never given up…not for one second. This evening she has taken something truly awful and decided to celebrate in the midst of it. What a testament to God’s strength within her. I love you Sarah, with all of my heart.

Thank you all for your continued support in every way. My wife truly is blessed with the best support system a person in her situation could have. You all mean the world to her because she started the blog not knowing what would come of it and YOU her blog readers and followers have made something great out of it. We couldn’t do this without you.

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Heather Mayer said...

All I can say is...You are truly Awesome!!! have no idea how inspiring you are to me...Im so glad I saw you in Alfys that night...I look forward to reading how you are doing. Your such a blessing, you dont even know! Thank you Thank you for opening up your life for all of us to read about. I admire your courage, your strenth, your drive, your love and most of all your positive attitude in a situation that a lot of people would take so negatively. I hope you have a fabulous night tonight, and you look GORGEOUS...Im so proud of you and all that you do!!! Great big gentle hugs...Heather

Anonymous said...

Sarbear, you look absolutely stunning!! I am so proud of the woman you have become! I could never have imagined you would have had to go through something like this but you do it with such courage and grace. You amaze me every day. I love you so much!

Anonymous said...

I can't even tell you ever had surgery!!! You look absolutely STUNNING! Stand tall and stand proud, you have accomplished so much. Tell Mama Hawk hi for me.

Ashley Hussey said...

those pictures are adorable! mama hawkins and you are lookin fierce!sara the way you wear yourself is just beautiful! you are soo couragious and awesome. this post made me a little teary just because it shows what a strong positive inspirational women of faith you are and i truely look up to you! keep on smiling girl! love and prayers to you!