Cancer is ugly! I’m sorry, but it hurts the person with the disease, and it hurts everyone in that person’s path. However, I cannot focus on this fact, I have to keep my eye on the positive.
As we forge on to the unknown today, my mother’s lymphoma battle is challenging us to remain calm and vigilant in the storm of uncertainty as we attempt to make good and wise decisions. As we do so, we are nervous and uneasy, but all the love and support we are receiving from friends and family is helping us defy the overwhelming feelings.
The truth of the matter is, whatever we are dealing with, if we know that there are people who love us, we somehow become stronger, more assured and more confident. Love, as a verb, has a way of breathing energy into our mind and body.
Today my friend Jill reached out to see how my family is doing, and she shared this….
“Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 KJV
This truth came at the exact moment in which I needed to hear it. Thank you friend for reminding me of this verse; this is one example of love. There are many more. My mother’s friends visiting us in the hospital, young kids bringing bagels by in the morning, the KU Med floor nurse checking on us and dropping off chocolate, the many calls coming through, the texts, our entire family staying by my mother’s side, my niece singing “Ava Maria” to her Yia Yia, and the strength my mother displays, all exhibit love.
Yes, let’s love one another and bring a smile to those on our path, it can only shine light on any situation.
In the meantime, I pray that my mother and lifelong friend, will endure the trial labeled cancer!
Be well, and keep LOVE ❤️ ALIVE.