October is “Breast Cancer” month and I am so thankful that God has let me live to tell all about my survival. A good friend of mine, Tom Grant & I wrote a song about cancer survival, because we both had cancer. It is called “I’m Gonna Beat This Thing”. (The song is on my album “Too Good To Be Bad” that you can purchase on my website.) This was on a Wednesday, and we were suppose to perform at Summit Hospital on Friday. Tom had an idea and he knew how much I love to write songs, and I was a survivor, so he asked me to write it with him. He asked me what I said the most, while I was taking chemotherapy. And I said, “I’m gonna beat this thing!” The song is the best I’ve ever had the privelege of being a part of. It is a beautiful song. My cousin uses it as their theme song in her Breast Cancer Survival Group that meets once a month. I just want to take this opportunity to tell everyone that is a victim of this terrible disease to stay strong, never give up, try to eat (even though it’s hard, my husband and my kids brought me broccoli, cauliflower & carrots instead of flowers!!!!!!) It’s hard, and you’re going to be so weak, but just believe that God will see you through it. I had breast cancer at the age of 38, I thought I was too young, but this disease doesn’t discriminate! No one in my family had ever had cancer. So I was the first, and I had a radical mastectomy. But that was then, and this is now! I’ve been fine all these years. I may have been too young to have breast cancer, but I’m very strong and still surviving. I would like for the American Cancer Society to use this song, because it is so inspiring for anyone going through this. Amen!
Sorry I haven’t been on my blog page for a while. But it has been a very busy summer to say the least! As you can see by my “Itinerary Page” I’ve been working a lot, not counting all the trips we have made out of town that’s not on the Itinerary. I have been to Florida twice since September 15th. I went to Destin, Florida with four of my girlfriends from Mt. Juliet High School. Just got home October 8th. We had a blast!!! The pool is closed at home and we’re gearing up for winter. My brother Danny and I (hopefully) will have a new album of duets cut by December. And I’ve asked my brother to sing with me at the Mt. Juliet Homecoming celebration on October 27, 2012. It’s down the Old Railroad Bed Road behind the Presbyterian Church. I will be doing “Songwriters Night”, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Commodore Lounge inside the Holiday Inn off of West End Ave. in downtown Nashville. Then on December 11th I will be singing for the Shriners Christmas party with Melvin Sloan. It’s been an amazing year so far, and I am so thankful for everything, and I believe that God has truely blessed us . See you next month. That will be “Turkey Month”.