Today is Pink Out Day at Creed’s school and tonight the Conway Christian volleyball teams will be playing in honor of those who have fought, or are currently fighting breast cancer. When he came home yesterday he very excitedly announced that he gets to wear pink to school today for his mom. I told him I would look for his Team Tina shirt (from my first diagnosis two years ago) so he could wear it today.
After enduring such a long and arduous battle, then being elated a year later when I was declared cancer-free, you can’t even imagine the sheer joy and relief I felt when I packed away all of the pink reminders of those onerous 12 months during treatment.
I wondered, as I placed the shirts, cards, blankets, and several other items given by my sweet people, if there would ever be a time when I could look at the sea of pink in those crates and only think of the love and support I felt when I received those items, and not just the crushing weight of trauma and suffering I experienced during that time.