There is a line towards the end that says...
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Today is a day that requires strength.
For me it only requires a little bit of strength. Strength to get Emma to school, the twins to swimming, return a shower chair... you know the usual stuff.
For Murray's mum it requires a lot of strength. Today she finds out the extent of her cancer, if it has spread and what her treatment options are.
And for my dear friend T, it requires an unimaginable amount of strength. Despite having her breast cancer removed and doing chemo, she still has a 40% chance of recurrence. 40% is too high a risk when you have little kids. Today she is having a double mastectomy.
So, for those of you who pray, please pray for strength - for me (a little), for Murray's mum (a LOT) and for T (a truckload).
And the bright hope for tomorrow???
** except we couldn't dot the i or cross the t's without ruining the look of the photo **
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