John and I are anxiously waiting for our Believe t-shirts to arrive. These shirts were designed to be worn in support of Dominic’s other grandma, Grandma Debbie, who is dealing with breast cancer. We chose orange t-shirts to support awareness for kidney cancer which my mother, Dominic’s Grammy, is dealing with (she’s also a breast cancer survivor). We also wear the t-shirts to honor Dominic’s Mama, Jessi, a thyroid cancer survivor.
I believe that cancer sucks.
Thinking about the Believe t-shirts got me to thinking about what else I believe in. Here is a list of some of the things I came up with.
1. I repeat… I believe that cancer sucks.
2. I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
3. I believe that every life, born or unborn, is precious and deserves to be loved, nurtured, and cared for.
4. I believe we should spay, neuter, rescue, and adopt animals that have no home.
5. I believe less talking and more listening would solve a lot of problems.
6. I believe we should tell our family (and our friends like family) that we love them; and we should say it every day.
7. I believe we should speak a blessing on our children and on our spouse when we part ways in the morning. A simple “God bless your day!” may make all the difference.
8. I believe singing and laughter are important parts of each and every day.
9. I believe in having breakfast for supper, leftover birthday cake for breakfast, and ice cream at any time of the day!
10. I believe that children are precious gifts from God. We must love them and protect them always. We must remember that they learn by doing and accidents happen…the old adage, “It’s no use crying over spilled milk,” is really, really true. Relax and enjoy!
11. I believe that trust in God and the love and support of family (and friends like family) can help us get through just about anything.
12. I believe that a positive outlook is important for health and well-being. If circumstances are dire and it’s hard to be positive, see #11.
13. Lastly, I believe in the power of prayer. And that cancer sucks. Let’s all pray for a cure.
Remember that home is where the heart is, and there’s no place like home!