Monday, October 11, 2010

Breast Cancer

The dreaded word!  I always knew about it.  I grew up hearing about it.  But it never directly affected my own life.  Until my good friend from college, wrote in her Christmas letter that this scary thing was happening to her.  We were just in our early 30s.  I couldn't believe it!

Since then, I have met more and more women facing the same diagnosis.  Can you believe the odds!  So high!

Recently a co-worker was given the diagnosis.  She had begun her chemotherapy treatment and I had wanted to do something extra-special for her.

All I came to mind was comfort.

So I pulled out my stash of fabrics.  Did a search on my online embrodiery sites and found a FREE pattern.  It is called the Butterfly of Hope (coincidence?).  The words inside the wings are Love, Faith, Courage, and Hope.  Ran out to the store for some pink embroidery thread and made her a tote to carry magazines, meditaion book, and journal to keep track of her thoughts.  I also made a fleece throw to keep her warm.  And I got a GREAT idea from my Crafty Sewing Mama's online group to make a rice hot/cold wrap.  Genius!

The best part....her favorite scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:13  So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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