Since I was diagnosed, I have on a daily basis been overwhelmed by the generosity of people. Offers for support, help, prayers. It’s really been a pretty eye opening experience. I am constantly reminded that people are good. And I am so lucky I get to see it every day.
One of the most incredible experiences I have witnessed first hand is a package I got in the mail the other day. In it was a prayer quilt. One of my mother’s good friends–she’s in her 80s I believe–signed me up for one of these quilts. Basically, a group of church ladies get together once a week for several hours and sew a quilt for me, all the while praying for me. Then it gets blessed when it’s complete and apparently it’s perfect for chemo treatments since people tend to get a bit cold sitting there. I have never been so moved. The fact that these ladies got together every week for me, it’s just warms my heart. I brought it with me to the hospital and felt enveloped with love the whole time. I hope one day I can repay the favor to someone.