Dec 5, 2009

Sorority Sisters

For as far back as I can recall, I have always wanted a sister. And when MammaMia was all set to add to the brood when I was five years old, I just knew my wish had come true. Mom did come home from the hospital months later with a bouncing baby... boy. He was adorable and everything you would hope for.. except he was a HE. I called him "my sister" for months. I figured saying it often enough would transform him into a she. It never happened. It wasn't meant to be.


Me and LilBro, circa 1980

Shortly after my cancer diagnosis ten years ago, three other survivors and I sat down and got down to business. Together we made one vow: that we would not let the next woman go through breast cancer in shame or alone.

And ever so slowly I began to understand. The sisters came in due time. I asked for one, but today I have a little under a hundred of the most beautiful, most courageous sisters. I never stopped praying. Someone Up There never stopped listening.

Meet my other family. My sisters:



And now...for the shameless plug. A little project I've been working on: The Gift that Gives Back.







Help a breast cancer patient live through another Christmas. Give your loved ones the ICanServe Christmas Calendar Donation Card and you gift a family with their cherished mother, daughter, sister or friend come the holiday season.

Inside text explains that instead of a gift, you, the giver, have made a donation in their name. With your purchase of each card, you are sharing your commitment with the foundation and help subsidize cancer patients on treatment.

A minimum donation of P150 per card is requested. For orders call ICS office at 632.6365578 or email us at icanserve.shop@gmail.com. For more information on ICanServe Foundation, click right here.

Thank you for listening.


9 comments:

Kara said...

As an only girl, I feel exactly the same way.

We're blessed with an abundance of sisters of the heart who know no bounds in loving and serving!

Thanks thanks for helping build a family where it's effortless to see the face of God in every sister!

Happy 10!
Loads of Love!

Nana said...

My sister! I finally heard your voice over here. hehe. Yes, we ARE blessed!

Barni said...

You want sisters? I have three! You can have 'em - he he!

Easiest to call the number or can I buy when I see you?

Nana said...

Classic Barni move. Giving away the sisters!
Either way is cool. I have some cards with me too

Cely said...

Love the story and the wonderful pictures. Inspiring.

And I LOVE the cards! Sometimes, I really HATE to live so far away!

Nona said...

Happy 10 I Can Serve Sisters! I still remember that day when I called you Kara to "tell you about my friend... " now sisters na kayo!

Great Christmas card as always. I'll order soon : )

Strategic Stiletto said...

Nana, you had proxies in me, my sis, Sabs & Cams :) Not quite the same but good times still.

JavyO said...

What a cute little boy!

Sign me up for some of those Sistah!

Nana said...

Tish, yup my compound sisters!

Jav.. cute no? still cute ba?