Hello sweet bloggy friends. I am postponing Make It Monday and moving it to Tuesday (it’s not the first time and Lord knows it won’t be the last). Today’s prayer request takes precedence over anything else. A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing, beyond devastating and very scary. Many of us are far too familiar with this heart breaking diagnosis.
Debi, from Surroundings by Debi, our sweet bloggy friend, beautiful bright light and a treasured member of my bloggy family, was diagnosed with breast cancer last week. She knows I am sharing this with you today.
What do you say when a friend or family member has cancer (or a medical crises?) Is there anything that can be said? I know nothing can ever prepare us emotionally when you or someone you care about has cancer. Offering comfort, prayer, strength and keeping focused on the person who has cancer is important. He or She will want to cry, vent, ask why and scream out to the heavens. Let them do it, scream with them, but always remember this is not about us or how we are feeling not even how our heart is breaking. Please oh please, do not say, “everything will be alright” or any other similar platitudes. Instead express your love and offer comfort, a shoulder to cry on, prayer and a hand to hold. Ask if there’s anything you can do to help. Cook meals, take kids to school, cleaning, trips to the market or to pick up prescriptions,etc.
Please join me in Prayer
Lord, we know through you all things are possible, we gather together and ask you to keep Debi wrapped in angel wings, safe and protected. We ask you to give her strength to heal and renew her body. Please provide your love as she moves forward with her health challenge. We ask these things through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
It really goes without saying that Debi will not be blogging much. But,I will keep you posted. She does have a spot on the caring bridge where you can provide love and support and she will share when she feels up to it too. CLICK HERE