I think of myself as a support system and a friend to many, never really in my years growing up did I have a lot of friends but the friends that I did have were always loyal as I was loyal and close to them. In my adult years I have met people that have come and gone and yet have always learned something valuable from them even if they were in my life for a short period of time. But its funny how I still have ties with my friends I grew up with, we may not speak on a daily basis but when we do we always pick up right where we left off.
Having a family makes a huge difference on the people you want in your life or the people that end up in your life, and ours is our dance family, each family is unique to us in their own ways. We really did not really get to be part of this dance family until about two years ago and Lauren has grown up at the centre and she certainly thinks of them all as her big sisters and brothers, its really awesome.
Well just within the last two years I have really become close with Lisa a Dance Mom at the centre, Amber and Liz have done a duo together, Amber and Lauren call her Auntie. For the last two years and we have shared some well a lot of memories together, from trips to NYC, hotel adventures and competition adventures and everything in between.
It was a month ago when Lisa confided in me about a lump in her breast and as a friend I told her that everything was going to be just fine and that I'm sure it was nothing to worry about, Well it was in fact something to worry about she has Breast Cancer. Do I feel like an ass oh yes I do.But I guess I cant beat myself down because friends do things like that they make you feel better and they always give you the positive than the negative, Does it hurt knowing that she will go through a double mastectomy hell yes it does, do I think its the right decision for her yes I do and do I think that she will be a survivor you bet she will be.
Tomorrow is her surgery and I know that she is in good hands she has the best Dr's and the best support system not with just her family but with her friends as well. They say that laughter is the best medicine well I can tell you that over these past weeks I can for sure say that I have made her laugh so hard she cried, she likes to tease me that she will have new boobs before me referring to my breast reduction ha ha. She is a very good friend to me and to my family she is the sister that I never had and I'm proud to cal her my bestie. When this is over I will be proud to call her a survivor. I love you Girl.