Debbie and I went to high school together.
I remember her and her twin sister as nice smiling girls walking through the hallways.
They were both the kind of girls who were friends with everybody and nobody disliked them.
We all graduated in 1991 and that was the last time I saw Debbie and her twin sister Beth.
Facebook however has changed that.
In the past 2 years, I have been able to daily “see” and every once in a while “talk” to Debbie and watch her “chickens” grow.
Debbie was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer on February 23 2011.
It unfortunately hit one lymph nod so she has to go through chemotherapy.
She has 12 weeks left, then she will begin radiation for 6 weeks and then she will be on a hormone treatment for 2 years.
I asked Debbie to participate in this segment because not only is she a huge fan of it but, as a mama she is a true inspiration.
The way she bravely fights her cancer for her, her family and most importantly her “chickens”.
So, leave her a comment, I’m sure she would love to hear from you.
Q- How old are you Debbie?
Q- Where were you born?
A- New Jersey
Q- How old were you when you had Tabitha and Isabella?
Q- How old are they?
A- 2 years 7months
Q- Did you breast feed and if so, for how long?
A- I breast fed for about 1 week. Neither one of them really took to it and with two of them it was so difficult.
Q- Are you a stay at home mom or a working mom?
A- Stay at home mom
Q- What was the hardest part for you of becoming a mom?
A- The overwhelming feeling of love. I knew that I would love my children but I never imagined love like this. It consumes my entire body, mind and spirit.
Q- How did you come up with the names for both your girls?
A- My husband came up with Isabella’s name immediately because he loves the nickname Izzy. As for Tabitha, we just kept hearing it throughout the pregnancy – so I think it chose us.
Q- What is the best advice you would give to a new mom?
A- The first 3 months are the hardest – hang in there it gets better. And kiss and hug your babies all of the time, spoil them with love. Talk about your feelings with other 1st time mom’s because you are not alone, most of us have the same crazy things going on inside of our heads. You are not crazy …. you are just a 1st time mom! SMILE 🙂
Date: July 31 2011
Location: At Debbie’s home in NJ