Keep the Faith

It is hard to find anyone these days that has not been touched in some way by breast cancer. Whether it is you, your mom, your sister, your aunt, your daughter, your grandma, your best friend, or someone else, breast cancer has become a part of our lives. I am, unfortunately, not immune to this.

Breast cancer is very close to my heart. I lost my mom – my best friend – seven years ago from breast cancer. My mom fought this terrible disease as hard as anyone I know. During her fight, she always told me to keep the faith. My mom was a Christian woman and believed that no matter the outcome God was in control. In the highs and lows of her illness, I never forgot that.

A few years ago, one of my dear friends was faced with the news that her mom had also been diagnosed with breast cancer. The difference between my story and hers: she was not a believer in the One who can heal. I was one of the first people she called with the news. You know what she said between her sobs? “Will you please pray for my mom? I am not sure I believe in God, but I know that is the only hope she has, and I don’t know what else to do.” I was shocked and humbled by her request. Of course, I said I would pray for her mom, and I did every day. Her mom was healed. Thanks be to God!

Not everyone who is diagnosed with cancer will be healed. I get that. But without faith, where would we be? My mom had faith that God was in control no matter the outcome, and she kept the faith. He chose to take her home. My friend had faith in God even though she wasn’t sure she believed in Him. Her mom was healed.

I have been touched by breast cancer, and I choose to Keep the Faith! I have faith there will someday be a cure, and I pray that those directly and indirectly affected Keep the Faith through the fight.

The 2019 Hannah & Ruth Breast Cancer Awareness design “Keep the Faith” is dedicated to all the breast cancer fighters, their friends and families, and to my mom – the one who taught me in the face of adversity to Keep the Faith. 🎗️✝️

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