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November always sparks a bit of excitement for me! It’s the time of year all my family comes together. There’s beautiful chaos in the house, blankets thrown everywhere, kids piled up in the playroom sleeping on the floor, food and glasses are left everywhere…I love it! We have a tradition of after our Thanksgiving feast, we’d shop, check out Christmas lights, play games and just hang out! I’m going to miss that more than I can even put into words. So, I’m putting more thought in my gifts this year. I really want to convey: You’re in my thoughts, I miss you, I love you that you are in my life.
Pink glowed from the Capitol dome as we stood on its stone steps. I made an impassioned plea for women to get a yearly mammogram and to make sure to do a consistent self examination. I handed out brochures and gave stats…like one in eight women would develop invasive breast cancer. It never hit me what that statement “one in eight” really meant until years later.