On April 1, 2002 -- April Fools Day -- I discovered a lump on my right breast. However, this was not a joke. I went through the motions one goes through before the actual diagnosis: the biposy, the waiting, and then the dreaded news, "You've got breast cancer!" As I prayed that evening, after I received the news that my life has forever been changed, I received these words, which became my mantra: "Your body has cancer, not your mind or spirit." Throughout the arduous journey I kept repeating this and trusting that God, who is a loving Father, would carry me through and for five years He has been there every step of the way.
I share my mantra with my breast cancer "sisters" and I pray that you will persevere on this journey and recognize God's grace.
October 8, 2007