May 24, 2012
I recently received some terrible news. A college friend of mine has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and began chemo treatment this week. The sucky thing about cancer is that it knows no rules. You never know who it might strike. You certainly wouldn't guess it would choose a vibrant 28 year old with two small boys who call her mama....
Back in the day, I used to see my friend Jessi 3-4 times a week through various Lutheran Student Fellowship activities, a Christian organization on campus, which we were both fairly involved with. Here we are circa 2005. Jessi is on the far left.
To show my friend some love and support, I am sending her this chemo sucks lollipop bouquet. With her spunky personality, I am sure she will appreciate my attempts to lighten the mood.
I debated on whether to say cancer sucks or chemo sucks, and I even debated whether "sucks" was an acceptable word in a home with young children. Ultimately, I decided that her fun loving spirit would appreciate a little comic relief. Afterall, a sucker bouquet in a sucky situation is mildly amusing. If nothing else, she'll know we're thinking of her.
I believe in the healing power of prayer, so if you are reading this, could you please pause and take a moment to pray for my friend Jessi and her young family. Pray for healing. Pray for peace. And above all, pray that His will be done.
p.s. If you'd like to make a similar display, feel free to copy this jpeg for personal use.
And here's a peek at the inside (read the comments for more details on assembly)
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