About a year ago, I re-connected with several college sorority sisters through FaceBook. Â I have enjoyed our quick chats and catch-ups that try to recount 25 years in just a few short sentences.
One friend is excited to have all of her kids graduated from college,
Another is just getting started with her family and recently returned with a toddler from Russia,
One friend is starting a new couture, cupcake bakery,
and one friend is fighting for her life.
I joined the 'Praying for Tracie Shelby and her Fight Against Breast Cancer' FaceBook page and have had her on my prayer list for about a year. Tracie and I pledged KAÎ˜ at Baylor University in the spring of 1981.Â Although Tracie and I weren't BFFs, we will forever be connected through our strong Î˜ bond. Â Â So recently, when Tracie was named the 'Honorary Survivor for the 2009 Susan G Komen 19th Annual Race for the Cure' in Greater Nashville, I was so excited for her and her family.
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I am reminded that God does hear and answer our prayers. Â I am also reminded to schedule my annual mammogram and would like to remind you to, too.
Congratulations Tracie,Â God is Good!
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Tracie is second row from the top, smack dab in the middle wearing a white shirt.Â I'm over on the right, middle row.Â I would love for all the rest of you sisters to leave a post i.d.- ing yourself!
Special thanks to Harriet Vaughan, Reporter, THE TENNESSEAN, for allowing me to share her video on Tracie and to Laura Black Shepard for coordinating it all.