Sunday, October 18, 2009

Luctor et emergo

  Save the Tata’s!

Latin for ‘I struggle and emerge.’

Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway. 

~Emory Austin

tata 3

logo i heart faces It is my hope,

that one day,

Kaishon, Shoshi and Jonathon

will show this picture to their children

and say

‘there used to be a cancer called

breast cancer,

but a cure has been found

and no one gets that anymore!’

Do you know someone who is fighting

this terrible disease?

If you leave their name in the comments,

I will pray for them this week.

The human spirit is stronger

than anything that can happen to it. 

~C.C. Scott

My internet connection has been very poor lately.

It has taken me over 1 hour to post this.

I went to several blogs today and could not comment.

I apologize!

Comcast will be coming out on Wednesday,

so please forgive my absence until then!

72 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

What a beautiful post!

blueviolet said...

I just hope that does happen!

Christine said...

FABULOUS post! A friend of ours is battling breast cancer and she is only 33 yrs. old today. I am happy to say she is almost cancer free. :o)

Jennifer Bowen said...

At first I thought you've decided to go international with your blog. LOL

Oh, I love it, Rebeckah! The pink balloons are a wonderful touch. Someday, I sure do hope the kids can say that a cure has been found for breast cancer. Maybe it's just around the corner. We'll definitely be praying all those afflicted with this disease.

Alicia said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

Martha in PA said...

Awesome post!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Great post...

Anonymous said...

You never could wonder because you are blessed But in case you're not knowing A tah tah is a breast. I'm glad they have breast awareness month. I.too, hope they sometime soon find a cure. I love you!

jen@odbt said...

Great post. I hope for my daughter's future that a cure if found soon too.

PS: Did the boys ask what tata's were? Just wondering...

The Things We Carried said...

Beautiful post. Hope the computer bug gets better!

Muthering Heights said...

I hope so too!!!

JAMIE ANN said...

love it..good job.
my mother in law is now 1 year cancer free. double mastectomy(?) she is not free and clear yet, but will be. my friend i went to school with is also 1 year she was is 31. thanks and I pray everyday.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is a great post R. I hope your statement and wish will come true. I don't know anyone RIGHT now with breast cancer. I am thankful for this.
Take care, Suz.


PS. Damn comcast!!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Great job! I hope so too.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Awesome!!! I hate this disease. Need to save those tatas!! :-)

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Grandma J said...

I don't know anyone right now who is suffering with breast cancer, but I join you in prayer for all cancer victims.

Drew said...

That cracks me up. I love that you employed boys to help get the message out to save the tatas!

Marilyn said...

I have 2 friends who are now cancer free. One for 10 years now. Wonderful cause. By the way, I love Latin. I took classes for 2 years and just love it. Ha how weird is that?

antoinette marie said...

at first i thought she must be talking about something else cause that's what we call boobies???....guess i shoulda known your humor is awesome as always! i particularly love how the first boy is holding his balloons at chest level, cracked me up! great and inspiring post lady! blessings..

Maggie's Mind said...

Beautiful picture and sentiment as well. Nicely done!

Amanda said...

He he I bet those boys had some giggles for this shoot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love that first quote--I get it completely! Cute photo, too. And I hope he really will be able to look back at this photo someday and say, "Yep, nobody gets that anymore!"

staci said...

I love the photo.

Ave said...

What a great post and a beautiful picture!

Natalie said...

I love this! I seriously wondered when I clicked on your link this week what I was going to see. I pictures Kaishon in a pink boa or something silly like that, but this is beyond awesome! Super entry!

Nurse Nancy said...

Love it! I have two dear friends going through this fight right now - Barbara who is my mentor and Janelle who is still coming to terms with it and deciding on her next steps. Please pray for both of them.

April said...

That is the greatest picture ever! I, too, pray that breast cancer and ALL the other cancers will one day be eradicated. My mom died from breast cancer in 2000...it's such a horrible disease.

Collyn Ware said...

This post made my day!!! Very creative, not to mention the handsome faces!

mamamia said...

Chris's mom won the battle with breast cancer this year. but her tatas were not saved. ;0(

RR Mama said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Rosina said...

This is sooo cute! I especially love that sign!

Karyn Kuniyuki said...

This made me laugh out loud, which was exactly what I needed to do this morning! Adorable and clever!

Vaughn Family Chaos said...

great post!!

hope your connection is fixed promptly!!

Kyla said...

What a great post! I couldn't help but smile at that photo. Great job! ;)

Hope your internet gets over it's version of the flu, soon!

righteousnessbyfaith said...

great post!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Soo adorable!!! ;) Great job!

julie said...

I hope those boys know how lucky they are to have YOU in their lives! Love the photo, the thoughts, and the boys' proud smiles!

Sarah said...

I think this is my favorite!! I would love to have watched you set this up and shoot it, just to hear what the boys had to say :)

Amy grandmother, Ann, is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Thanks for your prayers!

Adeena said...

Very cute! :D Love the sign.

Jami said...

LOVE it!!

I'm blessed that this particular cancer has not touched me personally. But, I too am praying for others.

Also, I never got a chance to thank you for visiting my blog during My Favorite Things week...thank you for your comments and compliments!

Julia Spencer said...

I love this! Everything about it! :) It's funny, but serious, it's boys not girls asking for a cure... Pure genius...

Trudy said...

Great post...funny picture!

Mighty M said...

Fantastic entry - and a beautiful post!!! Love it!

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous, fabulous post!

Foursons said...

What a great picture! You are so creative and I too hope that your son will able to speak those very words to his children.

Yelena R. said...

Amazing entry! You are so creative :)

the monkey's mama said...

I'm BACK and ready to be a comment fool. I've missed connecting with you even though its been like...oh, a weekend? ha!

LOVE this post, love what you wrote, and the picture (SIGN!) is just perfect.

Liz said...

That is an awesome picture! I hope you are so right!

Jennifer Haas said...

Wouldnt that be so great if our kids could say that, it would be so amazing. Cute picture!

jlo said...

Amen, sister! Excellent!!

Melinda said...

Amazing post, girl!! Miss you bunches! Hope all is well. : )

amanda thiessen said...

so awesome!!

Schwabs said...

Haha! This one is so cute - made me laugh! Great post

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This is great, from you lips to God's ears, I pray that this will be a reality.

Mireille said...

I hope so too, that our grandchildren don't need to struggle with this disease!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wonderful post!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

This post totally made me tear up, Rebeckah. Thank you for your amazing words and photos. I really do hope that I will live to see this happen.

-Francesca

jennykate77 said...

That's my hope too....One of these days we're talking about cancer like we talk about polio or something like that today. Great post. Great pic!

Hope you're having a super awesome week! Love ya!

mimi said...

Save the tata's indeed!

Jenny said...

That is awesome. xD

Julie said...

Beautiful post!!!

That picture says a million words!!!

Thanks for stopping by on my little ole' bloggy!

Freckles said...

What a beautiful statement! I'm going to adopt it! : )
Love the image too!

Carrie said...

This is great! I was wondering what you would come up with and of course, you never dissapoint :) And I share the same hope as you...heck as long as we are hoping, lets hope that for all cancers! Blessings you you!

Monika said...

What a fabulous entry!! Love it!!!

Kelly said...

Great picture, and wonderful hope for the future!

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

Your wish WILL be granted. I am sure! Great photo!

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

LOVE that photo!!!
I pray that those sweet boys can indeed say those things. I loved this post.

Nessa said...

Very creative. I share your hope.

Cortnie said...

Save the Ta Tas! I am cracking up right now! That's so cute!

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

So creative for your picture! And the words in your post, wow, I hope one day our children can say that about breast cancer!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the super kind comments! Drop by again any time, I will surely be swinging by yours in the future.

Take care!

Allie said...

Beautiful post - precious photo, lovely quotes! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love everything about it.....you are so creative!!

Lisa