It’s Been Three Years

Tomorrow I will officially be a three year breast cancer survivor. I’ve already told the story about the day I became a survivor – the day the cancer and surrounding tissue, i.e., my breast, were removed from my body. But if you missed it and have a few minutes to kill you can read it here.

Todd came home early today and made me go hide upstairs for a few minutes. When he called me with the all clear I found pink roses on the stairs. When I got to the family room there was this beautiful bouquet waiting for me.

Here’s a better picture of the actual roses. A dozen red roses and three pink roses.

I can hardly wait for my 13th year because then I’ll get TWO dozen roses!!

And here are the other nine pink roses:

I guess I already got my two dozen roses, didn’t I?

Since I’m a three year survivor, that means my mom is a two year survivor.



  1. Em on May 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful celebration.

  2. Monnik on May 2, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Aw…. Those flowers are lovely! Congrats on your survivorversary!

  3. His Girl on May 2, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    *sniffle* yes, congratulations, and yes, you do rock!WHOOOP! WHOOOP!

  4. Becky on May 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Lord, we thank you for this WONDERFUL anniversary! May there be many, many more!You do rock, woman!

  5. Anne on May 2, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Awww. That’s so wonderful! What a sweet man, Todd is. (((HUGS))) Jenster and I am SO happy you are a survivor and NED is your friend now otherwise I’d never have gotten to meet you and that’d be a shame because I think you are terrific!Hugs!

  6. Sherry/Cherie on May 2, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    ♥ Jen. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!We were that close in our journey. I just realized now it was 3 years ago this Sunday (May 4th) that I started on the breast cancer trail…3 years. It’s wonderful, isn’t it!! ♥

  7. Jenster on May 2, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks, all!!Anne – I feel the same way!Sherry – I knew we were diagnosed pretty much the same time. It’s been some ride, hasn’t it?

  8. Sing4joy on May 3, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I love your outofcancerversary! I too am so thankful that you survived so that I could get to ‘meet’ you. You make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me think, you make me sigh. You make me want to know you more and be your friend from shore to shore.

  9. His Girl on May 3, 2008 at 12:29 am

    whoa! poetry from S4J?you bring out the best in us all!

  10. Gretchen on May 3, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Glory to God! I’m so thrilled to be enjoying this time with you. xxxooogretchen

  11. beans on May 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    You AND your mom rock!!Thanking god today for you and your life!

  12. CindyS on May 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Congratulations Jen! Sounds like the best kind of anniversary!CindyS

  13. Lori on May 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations! You, your mom, and Todd rock! And, I bet your kids had a bit to do with it, sdupporting you as well :)You are one lucky lady.

  14. The Daily "B" on May 5, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Congrats to you and your mom!! What a sweet husband you have, Jen. Beautiful roses.

  15. Tanya on May 5, 2008 at 11:09 pm


  16. Barrie on May 6, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I love the roses idea. I’m so happy for you and, of course, your mom too. ox

  17. Queen Catherella on May 6, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Deb mentioned this post (somehow I missed it….) how clever the 3 pink roses mixed in the bouquet… what a sweet reminder of God’s gracious loving hand on your life… you are a walking, living, breathing masterpiece (o:(and how very creative of your sweet husband!)Congrats to you and your mom! Here’s to many more years of thankfulness!Cat

  18. Kris on May 7, 2008 at 7:06 am

    That is wonderful!!!!HUGE Congrats!!!Your hubby is very sweet, I’d say he is a keeper. 😀

  19. Kim on May 8, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    You DO rock! Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone!!

  20. mel on May 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    many many congrats! and thanks be to God!my mom had her last chemo two weeks ago, and has experienced blisters in her mouth this weekend. she has a special mouth wash to use; any other suggestions?go love on your people!happy mother’s day!

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