Thursday, August 5, 2010
Things I've learned about CANCER!
The lovely Quilt Block in the photo reminds me!!
This is one of many put into the wonderful BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR CELEBRATION QUILT...my online Quilting group made especially for me.
Many gifts came in the mail at various times in this journey...I was so touched by the KINDNESS and LOVING HEARTS that wanted to REACH OUT to me at this time in my life...TO ENCOURAGE...and SUPPORT!
There was a special TEA time with dear friends...flowers from afar...a lovely teacup keepsake given by a stranger! A Willow figurine of HOPE...homemade cards...a lovely Breast Cancer bracelet...GIFTS OF LOVE.
I've learned...how important the support system is for someone with CANCER.... any ailment for that matter. As I've just learned of my Hypothyroidism...and the affects even this has on ones body. SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT help so much as you go through each day waiting for medicines to work...for a day of feeling GOOD.
Gifts are thoughtful and a reminder as you look upon them..but the HEART of the people is what matters most...FRIENDS...FAMILY...loving you!
I've also learned the MOST IMPORTANT... CHRIST is all sufficient!
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
...for when I am weak, then am I strong. II Corinthians 9-10b
My faith was encouraged as I read God's precious WORD...strengthened with courage and peace.
The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. Psalm 29:11
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalm 21:24
If you know someone with CANCER or an ongoing illness...reach out to them! A word of encouragement...a card...tokens of your love for them.
Tell them the greatest of LOVE is the LOVE of CHRIST and how much HE LOVES THEM...
THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND SONG, AND IS BECOME MY SALVATION! Psalm 118:14