Monday, October 8, 2007

Lois & Debbie

Since October is breast Cancer Awareness month I want to take today and tell you about 2 very dear people in my life.

The first is my Aunt Lois. In 1994 she was told she had cancer and would need a full mastectomy. She did not dwell on the fact that she had cancer instead she made it appoint to see every women in our family went for a mammogram. That took a lot of time. There are many of us who haven't even been to a doctor in years. I know for me it was 7 years since I had been my obgyn. When I did go they found a lump. The lump was benign but I had precancerous condition. My mother had not been to her doctor in over 20 years so you can see Lois had a battle to deal with. By the end of two years she had every female in our family for a mammogram. Thank you Lois. Here is a verse I chose for you.
Proverb 4:5& 9
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.
She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor

The next gal is my dearest and best girlfriend Debbie. She was told in 2005 she had cancer. We build a wall or prayer around her. The gals in bible study and church supported her. She didn't just have a physical battle was during this time she found out she didn't have a good insurance plan. She perversence and I believe is a stronger person today. Thank you Debbie here is the verse I chose for you.
James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

These are two great ladies I am proud to have in my life.


Toni said...

Sandi, I am proud of Deb too! She was such a testimony, and comfort to everyone, during that time. When we took them a meal, I can still remember Her exact words "This is so exciting". She had joy in the midst of trouble.
May The Lord continue to bless Deb, with great health, as she shines for Him!
Love you both!

Denise said...

Such a beautiful tribute, bless you.

Kathy said...

We all need to be reminded often about this terrible disease. Thanks!