Lee Ann Breeding
I lost my Mother to Cancer in 1985, I was 22 at the time. As my journey began, I would transform my life in dramatic ways over the next 25 years in a world where sometimes there are no answers...it just is.
On May 5, 2009 I had to put my dog Casey to sleep. Casey was my child, my best friend and the source for learning to love unconditionally. I was so sad and broken-hearted that at times I could barely function. On June 14, 2009 my Father passed. He had battled Cancer for several months or maybe even years. I barely knew this man. He had served in Vietnam and when he returned he would live an unforgiving life, a battle with alcohol, loneliness and demons I could only imagine but never really comprehend. On August 2, 2009 I lost my dear friend Daisy. She was 100 years old, a friend I visited every Sunday along with my Grandmother also in a nursing home. Daisy had become my confidant. A friend I will love and treasure forever. A friend who changed by life with 4 simple words: "You're a good girl", she whispered as I tucked her in to bed and said "sweet dreams Daisy".
When I sat down in November of 2009 to write my story for Dr. Pat's Holistic Makeover, my Grandmother - who is now 101 yrs old - was extremely ill. I was making daily trips to the nursing home to check on her. So I sat down at my computer to write my story. I was sad and numb but mostly I remember reflecting on a year that would forever change my life. The Holistic Makeover was important to me because I felt it would open my eyes and heart to a whole new level - maybe even a new world - of gratitude, love, giving, caring and making a difference in the lives of those who walk this path with me on a daily basis.
I created a Vision Board in 2008. I pasted Dr. Pat's Holistic Makeover Contest on the board and here I am today telling my story. I am a believer in the law of attraction and manifestation and a big fan of surprises and the unknown - for I've had several surprises these past couple of years - a few that still have not sunk in fully and I'll bet a few yet to come. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity.