When you think of cancer what do you think of? Do you think how painful it can be? Do you think about the sorrow the patient and family go through? Do you think of the grief it causes? I can tell you I do know how it feels how it hurts and what it can do to a family.
In the past nine months our family has known this pain. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013 then my dad with lymphoma cancer August 2014. As their daughter I never in my life would have thought something like this would happen to them. We have walked and continue to walk a journey in this life. The feelings you feel the fear and faith all come to your mind as you travel this road. I treasure every day I have with my parents – the good days and even the hardest of days. I view life as a precious, priceless gift from God; your health is a gift from God. He cares about everyone, even the birds in the sky belong to him. There is nothing better in this life to know Jesus as your savior to feel him walk with you in such pain as cancer to watch a loved one suffer. I know he has and continues to be with all of us as a family. I also can tell you in many ways my life as I once viewed it is forever changed. My heart truly has a burden for those who have or are suffering with cancer.