--by Kat Callaway, posted Jul 3, 2007
A few weeks ago, my mother, brothers and I went to Wal-Mart to get some things for my upcoming trip. It was pretty late, and the store, although huge, was very empty. However, as we approached the checkout lane, I noticed a lady wearing a baseball cap over her bare head. She looked tired, and it was pretty obvious that she was going through chemo.. .that, and my mother approached her and asked her.
You see, a few years ago, my mother was also diagnosed with breast cancer. It was really hard for all of us, exspecially since we were in the middle of my parents divorce. But she got through it...but I always remember how stressful that time was. So when I saw that lady, I turned around, back out of the check out line, and headed to the flower section! I found the prettiest bouquet of pink (breast cancer survival color) carnations, payed, and rushed to the checkout where she was. I handed them to her (with a smile card) and said "good luck." I've never seen this woman again. But I say a little prayer for her every night. And even though I know abosolutly nothing about her... I have a feeling that she too is a survivor! Oh, and she had a really pretty smile too!