out of town…

October 16, 2009

I’m leaving tomorrow morning , and I’ll be gone for about a week.

We’re starting off this little tour-de-tejas/oklahoma with a wedding in Dallas, then an engagement session Monday. Then, my sister and I are going up to Oklahoma to keep my mom some company while she has some out-patient surgery. All within the last couple weeks, we found out my mom has breast cancer. Apparently, it’s “the kind you want to have,” aka DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ – non-invasive), so we’re all praying it’ll be as easy of a process as these doctor-folk claim it to be. I guess it all boils down to the fact that God is sovereign and He will be glorified through it all, so that’s always an awesome truth to rest in.

With finding out this news and not really knowing what to do with emotions and whatnot, you tend to feel a little helpless. Around that time, my sister came across the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure in November 2010, where TONS of people get together and literally walk for three days around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, to help raise money for breast cancer research. So we decided to jump on that train. We thought it would be a cool way to show our mom how much we love her  – that’s all :)  We’re definitely getting an early start on fund-raising, but if you want to know more, check it out.

Hopefully I’ll have some time to bliggy blog while I’m gone, but if not… until next week, my friends.

Jamie Mills posted the following on October 16, 2009 at 9:44 am.

Brittany – I am walking in the 3-Day walk in 3 weeks in Dallas! :) We have been training and raising money (Almost $50k!!) and there will be 18 walkers from Lubbock there! I did it last year and it’s amazing… definately the hardest thing I have done physically in my LIFE, but it’s amazing and so worth it! If you have any questions or want to join our team, look up the Legacy Makers or email me!
Praying for your mom! God is good… He will take care of her!! :)

admin posted the following on October 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm.

Jamie, that is so cool! Way to go, raising the big bucks :) I’m sure when next year’s walk rolls around, I’ll have plenty of questions for you. Let me know how it goes this year!

Casey posted the following on October 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm.

!! I had no idea!! My Grandma had breast cancer and kicked it to the curb! I’ll defintely be thinking about you guys and praying for your mom!

alicia posted the following on October 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm.

britt that’s awesome…i found a lump in my breast not to long ago and i understand when you say that you don’t know what to do with your emotions…it’s kind of a shocker. right now we’re keeping an eye on it…still to young to get a mammogram so if it’s gotten bigger by early december we’re doing an ultrasound to see just how big and what the next step is…my grandma had a lump removed awhile back and it was pre-cancerous so it makes me a little nervous….if ya’ll have room for someone to join ya’ll i might be interested…i’m gonna go check out that site…love ya and hope your mom does great!! praying for her!!

Jamie Mills posted the following on October 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm.

Alicia – – You are not too young for a mammogram. I had one last year to look at a small lump I found in my breast and I was 27 at the time. Don’t put it off… Tell your Dr. you want to have it checked out! :)

There are expected to be 3,000 walkers in Dallas this year, so there’s ALWAYS room for more!!

alicia posted the following on October 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm.

i’m 24 he said my breast would be to dense for it to show up…that’s why were doing the sonogram…it’s got good signs, meaning it’s not tender to the touch, it’s about the size of a frozen blueberry, and it somewhat moves…which when i did my research that’s supposed to be good signs. so fingers crossed that it’s just a benign bump.

Bevin posted the following on October 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm.

Hi Boog!

Thank you SOOOOO much for coming and taking Brandon and I’s engagement peeectures. We had a blast and I hope it help take your mind off some stressful things for the moment.

I’ll keep your mama in my prayers.

Thanks again,

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