Sep 28, 2007

For Amy

This post is dedicated to Amy

Amy is a wonderful gal I met through the internet years ago on ebay. She is a mom to 4 girls, also a "bonus" mom and the the proprietor of Four Sisters In a Cottage. Amy is currently battling breast cancer and the ribbon you see on my side link is for her.

Amy is a true testament to the strength and beauty of a woman. Although I've never met her I am constantly inspired and often brought to tears by her. She has been blogging about her journey and gives a true insight to what battling cancer can do to your mind and body. Her posts are written with honesty and although she may not truly know it, she inspires every single person who drops by to visit with her and support her.

In a post she wrote a few days ago she expressed that she wasn't sure what her purpose was - she felt that she had something she was supposed to do going through her cancer. What she doesn't know is she IS doing it already. She inspires us, teaches us, bonds and unites us. We respect her, we cheer for her, we admire her honesty and her spirit. I have the utmost respect for Amy as she is battling this dreaded disease. She has chosen to fight! fight! fight! God has put a lot on her plate and she is rising to the occasion. And we, her blogland friends, are behind her 100%.

God Bless you Amy. Thank you for inspiring me every day. To never take a day for granted. To love my family and friends with all of my heart and soul. For allowing me to intimately understand what a cancer patient endures during their fight. Thank-you for renewing in me, my respect for the great strength and fortitude a woman can possess.

Now go kick that cancer's ass! ;)


a said...

Beautiful Joy! and yeah Amy* kick some cancer ass ok? xo

Mary said...

Oh yes - kick, claw, scratch, scream, curse, swear - whatever it takes!! We who've been there know it's a fight to hold on to life.... but it's so worth the battle believe me!

Lovely post Joy - thanks for organizing this 'inspiration Friday'. I already know Amy is reading and realizing how much we all care about her.

carole said...

Lou Lou:
I know Amy is reading them and smiling...laughing out loud. You are one Kind of Ass Lady!!!
Your Friend
: )

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Joy! Like Mary said, thank you for organizing today's post for Amy. Yes, Amy needs to kick some serious boo-tay and beat this! She will, I know she will. She has what it takes to be a winner!!!



Chunks said...

I don't know Amy, but this post makes me want to take her out and buy her a glass of wine!

Cheers Amy! Good luck in your battle!

She'sSewPretty said...

I want to echo what everyone else has said. Thank you Jo for allowing us to do this for Amy. She is wonderful as are her friends!

Jenny said...

This post was amazing! Sounds like Amy is such a strong spirited woman!
Thanks for sharing! said...

What a good idea. The blogging community is full of caring people. I linked to this earlier today, then when I just checked, realized that I had the links wrong so will be redoing them now.

Arlene said...

Amen, Amy is an inspiration to us all! Very well written, and oh, so true!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Joy, your post gave me goosebumps and tears!
Very lovely; and thank you so much for giving us a special opportunity to let Amy know how much she means to us!

Nunnie's Attic said...

You're so sweet. I had never visited Amy's blog until today. What an inspiration.


Sweet Remembrance said...

Joy...Thanks for putting this together on behalf of our sweet Amy! She is such a fighter & I know she will win this...

Vicki Palmer (Pink Pearl Girl) said...

Thank you for the tribute to Amy! What a beautiful friend you are to each other. Bless you & Bless Amy!
Vicki Pink Pearl Girl

The Urban Chic said...

Joy, I just back home, but did my speical post for Amy. Thank you for thinking of me and sorry it's so late in the day. Hugs, Pat

Shabbyfufu said...

Thank you Joy for posting on my Blog today. I don't know Amy, but it's wonderful that she has so many internet friends pulling for her....the power of prayer is so amazing. ~ Janet

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful for Amy. We all wish her well in her fight.

FourSistersInACottage said...

My Sweet Joy,
So here I sit once a again, crying.....tears of heartfelt gratitude. I can only read so many posts at a time as it's all so overwhelming for me. ALL IN A WONDERFUL WAY!!!
I had no idea how many people I have touched, I still can't get my head around it. It all seems like a dream.
Joy, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's very hard to keep a surprise from me and I was SURPRISED to say the least at what you did for me.
The world is a better place because YOU are in it. Love and Hugs to you MY FRIEND, Amy Joy (I love that we share a name) Mom to the Four Sisters and Bonus Mom to Nick and Alex)