Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I am a survivor, I thought it’s only fitting to brag on my “nephew” Landon, what he did for me three years ago.
My godson Brodey and his brothers Kasey and Landon all wore those pink rubber bracelets supporting breast cancer survivors, in honor of me. Kasey and Brodey were in junior/senior high at the time, and Landon I think was in 5th or 6th grade.
Landon got in trouble at his school because his bracelet said “I like boobies.” The teacher didn’t “like the language” on it and confiscated it the very moment she saw Landon wearing it. Poor Landon, he was just being a very supportive nephew, and he didn’t care what other people thought. I just felt bad that his teacher couldn’t have been more understanding, because there was a reason those particular words were on the bracelet. Thanks anyway Landon! 🙂
I got another very positive, warm fuzzy feeling from the boys’ mother, my friend Caprice. (You remember her – the feisty redhead who was with me at the oncology surgeon’s office?)
In a music store at the mall, Caprice and I were wasting time until a movie started. Across the store two teen boys were making fun of my bald head. It was one of those times you knew you were seeing and hearing right and not assuming anything…Caprice strolled over to the boys and said, “Listen! How would you like it if your mom had cancer! Leave my friend alone!” They kind of mumbled “sorry” to her and ran out of the store. Thanks Caprice for being my advocate! If I was the Velveteen Rabbit in that store, I would have become “real” at that very moment, I felt so loved.
Dear readers, here’s hoping you are not judged for what you do or what you look like.