I Heart Faces Challenge: Pink

Last year, the doctors discovered her Grammy had breast cancer. The day after Christmas she had a double mastectomy. It was such a scary time for all of us, and I was suddenly struck with the possibility of our children growing up without really knowing my husband’s sweet mom. It broke my heart completely. She is now cancer free, but day to day life continues to be a battle against the effects of the hormonal therapy she undergoes to prevent the cancer from returning. I am so thankful for her life, and we pray for many more years together.

To me, Pink is an expression not only of all things girly, but of giggles, smiles, the twinkle of little eyes, embracing every lovely aspect of being a lady. There is so much difficulty that comes along with womanhood, and this disease only effects women; however, there are also so many wonderful things about being a woman that I want my little girl to embrace fully, without fear. I pray breast cancer never abruptly interrupts her living or mine, but it could. And it is already a part of our family. We will treasure the time that we have and continue to fight the battle.

In her pink pjs and with her favorite babies, here is the sparkle of pink in my life.

Enter your “Pink” photo in the I Heart Faces photo challenge this week! There is no judging this month, so you can enter as many photos as you want!

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  1. Alyssa October 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    She looks like so much FUN!!!

  2. Mindy October 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    love the light! also thankful that your gram is cancer free.

  3. Bethany @ 3SonsPlus1...and... October 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Your daughter is beautiful! And I hope her Grammy stays happy and healthy for a long, long time.

  4. Sheribeari October 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    What a sweet series ♥♥♥

  5. Life with Kaishon October 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    What a beautiful little girl. I am sorry about your Grammy!

  6. Kara October 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    LOVE hearing triumphant stories of women staying strong through breast cancer – bravo to your mother in law!! <3

  7. Lauren October 8, 2013 at 1:05 am

    What a beautiful story and photo!

  8. Kasey Wallace October 8, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Such a touching post, thank you for sharing. I am so happy to hear she is now cancer-free. These images are gorgeous. Such stunning natural light and an adorable girl. Lovely work!

    New fan from I Heart Faces. 🙂

  9. Jessica October 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I love the way you captured the joy in your little girl. Sweet!

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