Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daydream Designs Declaration of Hope Day

Daydream Designs Declaration of Hope Day

October 9th

Cancer touches most of us in one way or another. It has touched me on several levels. Last year at this time my husband had just had his first chemo and radiation treatment for throat cancer. He is the only one in his family to get cancer so it really took us by surprise. The treatment is brutal, he had radiation 5 days a week and 3 chemo treatments. He had to be hospitalized once. It was not an easy time for him or us. However, we also experienced incredible support and love from our church and coworkers and family. It was life affirming.

At the school where I teach there is a 5th grade girl named Laura, she is undergoing cancer treatment for leukemia for the second time. The first time was when she was in kindergarten. She is one of the sweetest little girls I know. It is hard on her and her family.

A fellow teacher faced breast cancer several years ago, then it came back in her brain. She had had several surgeries and continues to have treatments. She is still teaching, still sharing her battle through walk days for breast cancer. Her fight has affected us all. She is the teacher for the 5th grade student who is battling again. 

These are my heroes. They fight the fight with Hope and Strength and Faith. 

Visit our blogs, for your own inspiration, but we’d love to hear from you too. We invite you to share your own testimony of faith, or take the opportunity to honor loved ones who lost the battle with cancer.  Share whatever is on your heart.  You can tell your story on anyone’s blog, but we hope you’ll let each 
designer know you visited.  Maybe you’d just rather list the names of those you want to honor and remember, whatever the form the cancer /disease took.  Here are the dream team members who are participating.  

Miesje ( you are here)

Thank you for joining us, for commenting, and for your support of cancer awareness. 


Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Miesje!! The courage that cancer patients exhibit is amazing!!

Diane said...

Miesje, your card is so beautiful, and your stories are poignant. It is always amazing to see how God grants families such amazing strength and hope. Thank you for sharing.

Vicki said...

Very touching stories. I admire the people going through this tough time. Thank you for sharing. Your cards are beautiful!

MariLynn said...

Miesje, your card is beautiful. I'm so glad that you still have your husband. Cancer didn't win God did. Thanks for sharing your stories.

Beth said...

Beautiful card Miesje and story such a brave little girl.... my granddaughter went through treatments for a blood disorder and when she was doing those treatments it was with cancer patient who were going through chemo and it was a joy sitting in their with them and see what strength they had and how up-lifting their spirits where remarkable.

Kristie said...

Beautiful card, Miesje! Thank you for sharing your touching stories with us.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card, Meisje! I'm so thankful your husband's treatments are finished.