Friday, September 7, 2012

the KVLY news story...

Here is the link to the video page at KVLY, the video is posted in the first position currently as "Moorhead Woman Inspires Others With Blog"


The story on KVLY didn't air until 10 pm last night and we had to wait out the end of the convention before the start of the news. Then suddenly, it flashed on the screen and I had to laugh that Amy Unruh caught me at the place I inhabit so frequently- my computer desk.  As soon as I saw my blog, I instantly  thought of all you of that show up to read everyday.  I felt at ease instantly.

I loved seeing the boys doing what they love to do, and having Crosby front and center is very typical for us.  But then she got me.  She got me good.  She had asked me to scroll down my screen- and the photo she focused on happened to be the canvas that my sweet friend Sara had made for me: Its not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.  It felt like a heavenly hug from Sara.  Amy didn't even ask me about it- she had no idea that she captured my heart right there.

The story is about me and my journey with Stage IV Breast Cancer , but I think Amy got it just right.  At the center of my world, is much more than a cancer diagnosis, and what I hope you see is everything that is near to my heart.

She also took a close up of my new cuff bracelet from Kelly Rae Roberts... its says "shine your inner light, soar, always soar, on the brightness of being alive."  I love wearing my word of the year.

Tomorrow is our big day- The Vicky Westra Benefit- the auction items continue to roll in much to our amazement and its shaping up to be an awesome event.  Please feel welcome to stop by and say hi. I'm fairly certain there is no admission price so if you'd just like to stop by we'd love to see you.

Oh... and we of course left one tiny, well no, make that big, rather big, surprise for tomorrow night... but you will just have to come see for your self.

24 comments:

  1. I just watched the news segment. You are truly amazing Vicky, and so beautiful (on the inside AND out!) I hope tomorrow goes great!
    I'm thinking of you sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Jen for your always present encouragement and support :)

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  2. Awesome segment on The Westras!!!! Loved, loved, loved it!!!!



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  3. Your blog is what started our friendship and I am so thankful for that (more than you would think). I love what technology, writing, and blogging can do by connecting people when they least expect it. You continue to amaze me with your strength and drive to live everyday to the complete fullest. Like I said yesterday, I will be thinking of you tomorrow and wish I could be there! Enjoy the friends, family, and strangers that will be there to support YOU and your family.

    With thoughts and love,
    Carrie

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    1. Hi Carrie- I am so thankful too that the blogging world brought you into ours! I would say ditto right back to you as you have no idea how much admiration I have for your strength and courage :) We will miss you but I know you are absolutely in the right place for you for right now!

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  4. Oh Vicky - she really did do a great job telling your story in the short time available to her. I'm sure the TV spot and this blog are helping many others to find that they too can live with not knowing and fear.

    You are such an inspiration - and I was especially moved to just hear your voice after all our blog exchanges.

    Have a wonderful, comforting, healing and profitable evening at your benefit tomorrow. Wish I lived a few miles closer.

    Have you read Eckheart Tolle's "The Power of Now". His gentle soul reminds me of you and his take on the healing benefits of stillness and silence are so worth the read. You can also watch him on YouTube - he truly has the sweet, non-judgmental innocence of someone who has transcended the fear and judgments of ego-mind.

    BIG hug.

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    1. Bonnie- I love Echart Tolle- I have both The Power of Now and A New Earth- his work was life changing for me :) I didn't even think about checking for him on YouTube- thank you for that idea- I can't wait.

      You always encourage me and are so gracious with your words- thank you Bonnie- you also have mentored me and opened me to so much and I will be eternally grateful for that.

      Hugs to you dear friend!

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  5. love it!! love seeing you "in person"

    I bless the event tomorrow to be all you and your family need! I pray it reaches far and wide and gives everyone the hope and grace He has for all of us. I pray this event blesses YOU and wraps you in love like you cannot imagine - and I know your Light will be shining! Can't wait to hear the details and see pictures!

    So WISH I could be there in person!
    Love you!
    xoTiffany

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    1. You'll be there in spirit with us Tiffany- I have no doubt I will feel your light and energy with me. Love you sweet friend!

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  6. Beautiful! I loved seeing you "live" and hearing you speak:) And I love your hair! So cute. I wish I could be there tomorrow but will be thinking about you and praying it goes well...I know it will!
    Thank you for sharing the video~

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    1. Thank you Kristin- you too will be with me in spirit :) Thank you for those precious prayers- they do so much for me and I truly appreciate them!

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  7. Your voice was just as sweet as I imagined it to be. The kids both wanted to watch Ms. Vicky with me, and Camden said "wow" when it was over. It brought tears to my eyes.

    Love your cuff bracelet, and I love that pretty turquoise ring you were wearing!

    Many, many prayers that the benefit goes well tomorrow!

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    1. Oh sweet Camden- a boy after my own heart :) I am so in love with my cuff bracelets- I think I need to do a giveaway soon :) Thank you for the prayers- I already feel so loved and blessed by all of you.

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  8. It was so wonderful to finally hear your voice Vicky! I felt as if I was sitting right there in the room with you, as you spoke. What a nice piece they did on you. It was very well done. You look great too!!!

    Hope all goes well at the benefit! I can't wait to hear all about it.

    Hugs my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen- I was so honored by the job she did on the piece. Hugs to you dear friend!

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  9. Beautiful video making you much closer now. Your strength shows even more on the screen. You are amazing!

    I am praying for everyone to come to your benefit tomorrow, I know it will be a moment you will remember. Sending you hugs and love xo

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    1. Anyes- so true- I will more than remember the moments- I will cherish them as much as I do all of you :)

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  10. For some reason Vicky I my computer freezes up every time I go to the link. :( I even tried it from my work computer, but it didn't work...
    I am so looking forward to tonight, and be sure your special friend Brady will be there happy as a clam to be a part of a benefit that is so child friendly. :)

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  11. Wonderful segment, Vicky. You look fabulous!

    I hope all is going well today at the benefit. I wish I could see in you in person again. It was *so* great to see you at the previous one. Please know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love!

    Kathleen

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  12. I couldn't access the link but then googled and up it came. Wow, you sound as lovely as you look and write. You sounded so confident. "You learn to live with fear every day" - such powerful words. And you are doing that.

    I bet the Benefit was the most wonderful thing ever and I can't wait to hear all about it when you get the chance.

    You look incredible Vicky, healthy, strong and just beautiful - lots of love to you.

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  13. Vicky...you are an amazing woman!!!

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  14. I loved it! Good job - you didn't seem nervous at all. I'm keeping you in my prayers and have enjoyed your blog for quite some time now. I found your blog through sweet Sara. :)
    God Bless you!

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  15. It's YOU!! It's YOU!! I'm so excited to see and hear you!!!! Even more than seeing Hugh Jackman..lol

    Love seeing your family. The boys, your hubby, your sweet doggie...you all look terrific!! You look awesome!

    I can't wait to show my kids tonight. I talk about you all the time, now they will get to see you too!

    By the way, you are a natural in front of the camera :)

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