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My 4 Roses

By Dawn Oswald

You are my 4 lovely roses

As the petals of the roses fall on the ground

It is not the end but the beginning of your life adventures

The first petal falling represents your life

I planned that seed years ago

I watered you

I feed you

I cloth you

I gave you life

I watched you grow

I heard your first words

I saw your first steps

I even heard your first cuss word

I watched you get on the school bus for the very first time

I took you to your practices

I bandage you up when you were hurt

I helped you through your sprains, strains, and surgeries

I took you to school plays and church functions

As you entered middle school, I watched you grow more and more each day

I bought you bigger clothes as you grew

I bought you that puppy you had to have

As you entered high school, I helped you overcome your nerves

You stayed strong and brave, I taught you well

I bought you that first car and taught you how to drive- what was I thinking?

I bought you, your first prom dress, how beautiful you were

I was there for you all the way

Through the peer pressures of life

You all made me so proud, you all 4 graduated from high school

As the petal continued to fall you continued to grow and warm my heart

For you are my children

I love you

I need you

I gave you the bases of life

I guided your spirits early in life

I saw you grow with God

You are blessed my children

You have me and I have you

For I am here for all of you

I will always be here for you, even after I am gone

For you are my roses, a rose of life, my children

May the petals of the rose keep falling as you grow

I am proud of you joining the marines

I am proud of you getting your first job

I am proud of you for going to college and/or trade school

How you tried the military, but realized your health and well being is more important

The fact you tried is what is important

Proud you got accepted

I am proud of all my 4 roses

I am so happy you have your own children

I am a proud grandparent

Now I can watch your seeds grow

I look forward to the rest of my life to watch you all grow and shape your own lives

As your mother I am so proud of you

Continue to grow and continue to let your petals fall

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Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month



April 12, 10:00 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

April 16,  6:00 p.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

The secret Garden

April 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

April 23,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

May 6, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

May 7,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

May 13,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

May 14, 11:30 a.m. ET


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Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


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