I wrote this poem a while back for a dear friend going through breast cancer. Now one of my favorite relatives in the world is beginning a journey through the same thing. So I thought I'd share this.
You will not go through this alone.
When the winds blow hard
And the waves crash down,
Know that your hand is in mine.
My heart is carefully wrapped around yours.
You will not fail. You will not fall.
And if you stumble,
My arms will catch you.
My strength will hold you up until
You have recovered your own.
If the roads seem impassible,
And the rains blind your way,
Turn and look into my eyes…..
You will find unfathomable love,
Joyous faith, immovable confidence,
All for you. You may take them as your own.
There will be trying times where you may want to quit.
They will come…. they will pass.
Remember, you will not be conquered by this.
The shadows shall have no victory.
You are strong. You are beautiful. You are brave.
And you are not alone.
I cannot fight this battle for you.
But I can fight it with you.
We are in this together, you and I.
You are a warrior.
You are a conqueror.