I can’t believe anyone would ever say those words to me.
And yet today, someone did.
This wasn’t a person that I know in “real life”, a friend or family member.
This was a stranger. (Come to find out we have a mutual friend and attend the same church.)
How cool is this?
I attended my first Force meeting yesterday and while my head is still reeling from the information I received, I am so thankful I attended. I went. I sat. I listened.
This is why I wanted to go, and will still go. I’m not sure yet my decision about the prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. I just don’t know.
But hearing these incredible women share their stories gave me strength. Gave me hope. Caused me a bit of confusion because I thought to myself, “Self? Look at these beautiful women. Look at these women who just ‘had boob jobs’. They did this and have come through the other side with flying colors. You can do this too.”
I’m not going to write too many more details about the meeting because I feel I need to honor the women there but there was one woman who I was just so struck by. She shared some very personal things with me about her life journey and she was beaming. Just beaming. Her countenance was glowing and she struck me in a way I haven’t felt in a long time. I left the meeting feeling good, partly because of her.