June 2nd was officially Cancer Survivors Day, but I celebrate it everyday because of my mama.
My mother has had two bouts with breast cancer, two mastectomies, and one round of chemotherapy. I am so thankful she is a survivor.
But, she is so much more than just a survivor. She is constantly in motion volunteering through Mission of Hope (a ministry that serves people in need in Appalachia), at church, and any of a number of other projects she gets into. She is a reminder to me that since you are still here on earth, you should serve others through Christ.
I remember when she was going through the first breast cancer, her motto was: "To live is Christ; to die is gain." This is to mean - if I'm alive, then I show Christ. If I die, then I gain seeing Him face-to-face. Not a bad motto to live by.
Thanks Mom for living your faith out loud no matter what. I hope some of that rubbed off on me.
Here's my mom, Nana, with my daughter. Thank You, God, for giving me a faithful Christian Mom.
Are there cancer survivors in your family or among your friends? Don't forget to thank God for them. And, if you want to share their names, leave a comment.