My cancer has a hashtag?! Oh my. My sisters walked in with a box full of the coolest little bands printed with #LovePrayShea. Seriously, it’s very surreal, strange and exciting to see my name on one of those special reminder bracelets you see people wear who are praying for someone in need. Seeing how many were in the box made me well up at the thought of this many people supporting our little family. I got excited and emotional and felt wierd all at one! Haha! It really blows my mind.
Printed below my hashtag are two of my favorite verses: Psalm 103 and Proverbs 3:5-6.
Psalm 103 is a special one given to me, one of healing and one that I recited over and over while laying in the scanner for my PET scan. I gripped a special little prayer cloth that a dear friend gave me and I sang the song ‘Bless the Lord, Oh my soul’ over and over in my head the entire time. It took filling my head with this verse and this song to block the negative and scary thoughts that were trying to overcome me. It’s one of my favorite songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtwIT8JjddM
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;” -Psalm 103: 1-3
Proverbs 3:5-6 has been one I’ve clung to for years, probably since college, and especially now. I take such comfort in not needing to figure everything out. In truth, you’re not going to understand most of the things that happen in your life until you get to heaven. Be patient. God knows what He’s doing. God knows what’s best for you. He can see the end result. You can’t. All my problems, heartaches, difficulties and delays — all the things that made me ask “why” — one day it will all be clear. But for now, we’re learning to trust God.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
My sisters and my dear friend Lorilee, worked to come up with this momento to share with friends, family and supporters, to remember to pray for my healing. Lorilee and her team at Thrive Creative Group share an office/studio space with us in town. They designed these awesome bands and had them ordered and shipped in just days. (Thank you my lovely friend SO very much for these. They are just the coolest! I feel so very special and loved!)
If you want a bracelet to wear, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and my sisters will mail it, or come by the prayer gathering at our farm today (which is another huge blessing and gesture that my friend Lori surprised us with and that I can’t even comprehend yet.) https://www.facebook.com/events/1502130020095527/
My sweet sisters also set up a link for donations. I’m still not sure how I feel about this, it’s so humbling, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the help with medical expenses. There are so many lovely sweet souls reaching out to help and wanting a place or way to send tokens of love. I’m praying about where we can share a portion of this to go to research for my type of cancer, or someone else in need! Whatever God wants us to do! You can see the Go Fund Me page my sweet, loving sisters set up here. https://www.gofundme.com/loveprayshea
I just don’t even know what to say. We are just so thankful.