Wednesday, February 22, 2012
LENT: What I Gave Up!
OK, so I'm not exactly a practicing Catholic anymore, but I still do possess my Holy Communion name - 'Ann' (Alright, so I couldn't think of anything else... and... I know that makes my full Catholic name
'Dee Anne Ann'... but... I was under pressure...on the spot...Father O'Neary was standing in front of me... waiting...I was 8 - give me a break!). But after all, it is Ash Wednesday and I WAS a loyal, Catholic child, albeit circa 1968. So, I thought this would be as good a time as any, to take part in the historical tradition of Lent. And then it hit me! BREAST CANCER! That's it! I'll give THAT up! Brilliant!
But here's the twist. I'm not just giving breast cancer up for THIS Lent. I'm giving it up for ALLLLL the Lents, for as long as I live (which, by the way, will be for a very long time!). So, yep. It's official. I'm giving up breast cancer for Lent!
Take THAT breast cancer! BOOYAH (and Amen!).