If you would look in my closet you would see many items that are pink and its various shades.
So when I gave birth to a baby girl I was delighted to be inundated with mountains of pink blankies, pink jammies, pink clothes, pink shoes, a very special pink 'cat' and an over abundance of pink ribbons. Over the years Nikki and I created many pink items for her to wear. I specifically remember a pink one-shouldered dress that she wore for one of her first 'real' dates.
It seems like it was just a hair's breadth of time before I found myself helping her pick out pink roses for her wedding bouquet. It was a joyous time and holds many cherished memories for me
In a few years Nikki gave birth to her first little girl, Ashley, and three years later her second, Maddie.
So the 'pink' continued. Clothes...shoes...jammies...ribbons.....
But two years ago the pink ribbons that we took for granted took on a whole new meaning for our family. Nikki was diagnosed with an advanced case of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. And the pink ribbons took a new shape and significance. Now the pink ribbons remind us of hope, courage and faith for Nikki's healing.
And so now it is with great JOY that I can tell you that Nikki is apparently cancer free! Her last test results were awesome. She is very vigilant about her heath care and checkups but we are rejoicing every day.
I am currently in the process of creating 'pink' items for Nikki to sell in a fundraiser as she prepares for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk in Dallas in the fall. I will share more about those items in a later blog.
So please excuse me as I end this blog for today. My sewing machine is threaded with pink thread and it is calling me to make a "pink stitch" or two!!