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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Posting in Pink In honor of my friend Mary....

I am posting in pink today as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mary of St. Mary's blog is a breast cancer survivor, and has an inspiring story.....the day she bought an antique church to turn into her home, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mary says she saved the church, and the church saved her.

Mary is a funny, independent,and very strong woman.
(fyi- Mary is not a minister or pastor, her blog name is a play on words, as she bravely bought a church to renovate!)
She has been a dear friend and ardent supporter of mine, and I am so very grateful for the gift of her friendship. If you haven't already done so, be sure to visit Mary's blog (HERE)- she just got back from Africa!

"Posting in Pink" was brought to my attention by Mrs. Blandings and by Pigtown Designs. I have borrowed this link from Meg at Pigtown...
You can help a low-income woman get a breast cancer screening by clicking

here's Ella this morning wearing pink today in honor of Miss Mary


  1. Well....this is the first time that a blog has made me cry out loud !! Usually I just do that quiet, weepy thing. Thank you so much for honoring me this way - it's something I don't often mention at Marys Church. It has been a surreal journey in many ways - but I'm still here ....driving everyone just a little bit crazy. Your friendship has enriched my life more than you know.

  2. You are indeed still here, and deserve to be honored!


  3. Totally charming, beautiful and thoughtful.

  4. Very, very touching. I am going right over to visit St. Mary! Love your friendship and that you shared it with us.

  5. I'm comin' over to visit ya Mary! Joan you are a darling..... and Ella.... GORGEOUS!!!! A-M xx

  6. A truly beautiful post Joan - Mary sounds like one amazing babe! I'll be doing the same today for my beloved Mum.
    Millie ^_^

  7. I have never met Mary and didn't know she was a survivor until she hinted at it this morning on my blog. This is a beautiful tribute to her and Ella is lovely in pink!

  8. How perfectly lovely that you have chosen to honor Mary in this truly significant way. She is loved and admired by so many--how wonderful that you are linking more people into her moving story...thank you!!

  9. Wow...such a wonderful tribute to a friend.
    I'm heading straight to her blog right after in a converted church has been on my bucket list for at least 25 years - how wonderful to find a kindred spirit through your blog.
    Oh...and Ella looks adorable!

  10. What a beautiful post....I will definitely visit your friends blog...she sounds like an amazing woman!

  11. Such a lovely post! Ella looks gorgeous is her pink finery. Have a lovely weekend. Leigh

  12. have a heart as large as the universe...I love Mary and her wonderful church. How perfect of you to post about her this month.

    To Life!

  13. What a wonderful story! I just discovered you via Hill Country House Girl, what a great blog you've got here!
    All the best,

  14. Joan: A wonderful post. Cindy


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