In the last few years, October has become known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. The NFL dons pink shoes and lots of people wear pink hats and pins. The bread that I buy, Healthy Life, sponsored a contest as well. On the back of the bread wrapper, there was a contest entry form for your name, address, and the name of a person who has been affected by cancer. So I filled out the form and mailed it in. Last week I got a call that I was a grand prize winner.
Yesterday I met my friend and the rep from Lewis Bakeries at my local grocery to receive our prizes. I received a 6 month supply of bread. Yum! My friend who I nominated received 12 months of bread plus a tote bag full of great stuff. She received gift cards for gasoline, bath & body products, spa treatments, a Visa gift card, a blanket and a whole slew of promotional gifts. Plus we each got a loaf of bread!! LOL!
It was such a treat to receive a prize and have my name pulled out of the drawing. But to be able to honor my friend, Joyce who has endured so much through 2 bouts of cancer was the real prize for me. She is one of those people with an indomitable spirit and incredible inner strength. We have been friends for over 30 years and this was definitely one of my favorite moments.
Our families have been doing Thanksgiving together for many years. Joyce makes hot rolls from my grandma's recipe plus she makes the gravy. Now you know why she is my best friend.