" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Show Biz

The fashion show went well, which in my frame of reference means I didn't slip and fall on my arse from wearing high heels that were twice the height I'm accustomed to. My runway partner, who is still one spunky lady in my book, chickened out and had them alter her neckline from plunging to merely suggestive. There is something very bonding about working together with 30 other women who have all had breast cancer; we spent our free time trading plastic surgeons names and showing each other our surgical scars. It's fun to be a woman, only women can bond like this.

I'm not sure how many were in the audience, but I thought someone said 500. That doesn't seem possible from the size of the room and the number of tables, I would've guessed more around 250 or 300.

I currently don't have any pictures of the fashion show, so I will give you a picture of me bald with my good friend Br. Robert (of Ad Saeculum fame) who shaved his head when I shaved mine. The photo was taken by Harris at one of the last chemo sessions. What would I do without the friends and family who stood by me so faithfully?


Br. Robert, OP said...

Don't forget to credit Ruffalo in the picture. Meanwhile, looking forward to pix of the show (I'm perhaps inappropriately curious about what "equestrian slut" looks like). I'm sure you burned up the runway!

I'm also looking forward to many years of standing by you, and of gratitude for you standing by me. God bless and keep you!

Anonymous said...

My dear Faith, You were awesome in the fashion show! Thank you again for having the courage to participate and for making the long trek each weekend to rehearse. You added such lovely grace to the mix of women.

Christina and I were so happy to see you up there looking so strong and beautiful. You are what this show is all about, Faith. The models, each one and collectively, offer to the audience the hope that when faced with adversity in this life - incredible triumph is possible. Your performances in this show fuel us, the To Celebrate Life volunteers, to go forward and plan another such event. It is a part of our mission that we offer this healing experience to others and help keep awareness in everyone's minds.

Those interested in our Foundation can visit www.tocelebratelife.org. The website is extensive and informative.

I enjoyed meeting you, Faith, and hope to see you again in the future. May Our Lord continue to bless you and keep you well.


Sheila R. Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful. All of it.

I'm so incredibly proud of you Faith.

LA said...

Faith, you are BEAUTIFUL...and not just on the inside!

Only you and Demi Moore can pull off a bald head so nicely.

And I love this picture. So real, so poignant. Thanks for so bravely sharing your experience with us.

You continue to inspire...

Colleen said...


I walked the Susan G. Komen walk in Houston today for you! I'm still a wimp and had to walk the 1 mile family and kid walk, but you were in my thoughts and prayers all day!