Purchasing in Pink

The color pink is a happy color. It is the color of pretty handbags and cashmere sweaters. It’s the color you see at the peak of a gorgeous sunrise. It’s the soft color that lights up cherry blossom trees in the spring. It signifies gentleness and femininity.

At least that’s what I’ve traditionally thought when I saw the color. However, I’ve had a different perspective on pink since I found out my mom has breast cancer. It still represents femininity, but the gentleness has gone. I see it now and think perseverance, strength, struggle.

Tomorrow my mom has her last chemotherapy treatment. These months have been challenging, but not without its many blessings. So far the doctors have nothing but good news, but we will know more after surgery and a few rounds of radiation. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and support these last few months! I am hopeful to one day announce my mom as a breast cancer survivor.

But of course I couldn’t write a whole post without have a personal finance reference! ;) About a month ago I ordered this debit card from my bank. Each time I used it, it reminds me to pray for my mom and other women out there suffering with breast cancer. I love it!

Susan G Komen Debit Visa

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  • Giggling over your stretch to make the post a little bit PF. Looking forward to that announcement!

  • I am so glad that your mom is pulling through this ordeal. And I love that debit card! Tres cute.

    One thing I know that pulls people through the cancer ordeal is support. Whether thru family, the church, friends… smile, laugh. The spiritual aspects of having a warm, happy heart really do wonders for the soul and body.

  • I’m so glad that your mom is finishing up her treatment. My mom is a breast cancer survivor – in fact, her diagnosis back in 2004 was the main reason I moved closer to home. My mom will be officially 5 years cancer free in December!

  • I am so sorry this comment is so late – I hope her last appointment went well!!! Agree with all the other commenters – can’t wait to hear that she’s cancer free!!:)