Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourself. Rom 12:10 NIV
It is easy to proclaim your love for Christ when life is good. But it is in the hard times that you find the strength of His love.
One of the hardest battles is cancer in any of its many forms. In my own life I lost a sister as a child to cancer that formed in the brain; a very dear friend battled breast cancer and won, then it returned 2 more times before she went to her home in heaven; and my father joined them after fighting lung cancer and its return in other parts of the body.
Maybe that is one reason I love and appreciate this free pattern I found online. This shawl makes a wonderful gift for man, woman or child. It is a quiet expression of your love and concern for the recipient. The pattern is called the “Survivor’s Ribbon Shawl” and offers 2 options: with or without crosses.
The pattern also includes a list of the various colors and the diseases linked to each color, a prayer, and care instructions.
It is difficult to struggle through the cancer in your body. It is also difficult to watch someone you love as they struggle through. I found this article from CancerCenter on talking with someone with cancer that might be helpful.
And above all else, pray. Accept the strength and peace that is beyond all understanding. You are not alone.