Take time for yourself....   |   Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Karrie, a nurse, found herself so busy taking care of everyone else, that she missed a mammogram....and time went by, and then STOPPED, when she found a lump in her breast. Shocked, she sought care and found she had cancer. Diagnosed, right in the middle of an adoption process, life came to a screeching halt. But she says, "God wanted me to bring my daughter home, and now we're trying to get life back to normal. A wife, a mother and even a grad student, she found herself so busy that she didn't take care of herself. But now preaches a sermon of, "Don't let yourself go, take care of yourself or you won't be here for your family."
She relies a lot on her sisters, mother, family and friends for support. "I'm so grateful. You really find out who really cares for you...sometimes, it takes my breath away."
When was your last self breast exam? When was your last mammogram and pap smear? Have you taken time for yourself today? A mental break, time to smell the flowers and be thankful for the breath of life? It's so easy to get caught up in the stuff of life, that we don't take time to appreciate those around us or the life we enjoy. Be thankful. Be aware.

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