About this blog

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 11, 2010. As a result of my treatment, I have lymphedema in my left arm. I draw my strength from the Lord, as well as my family's Scots-Irish heritage. Our Graham's were a tough and scrappy bunch of fighters on the Scottish/English border. They came to America and continued to fight when necessary: in the American Revolution; the Civil War; and my brother is a Captain in the U.S. Army. My ancestors settled this country against all odds. My great-grandmothers on both sides of the family were pioneer women who settled the West. Along with that heritage, and the full armor of God, I am walking the walk and fighting the good fight.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rest in peace, Daria

Daria's husband reported today that his wife passed away last night after a long battle with breast cancer. I never met Daria in person but felt a sisterhood with her-bound together by a common fight against a terrible disease. I admired her courage and strength. She blogged daily up until the very end.  While her posts showed that things were not going well, the end came on so suddenly, I am in shock at how sudden her voice is silenced.

I didn't sleep well last night. I wasn't fully awake, but spent a good bit of time in a hazy state of half-sleep/half-awake. I remember several times thinking about Daria in my sleep.  This morning when I woke up, I held her and her family up to the Lord in prayer.

Will you join me?

Heavenly Father, I lift up Daria's family to you now.  Please give them comfort and peace, knowing that their precious Daria is no longer in pain.  I pray that You will make Your presence felt to them as they grieve their loss. Please draw them close to You, and comfort them like no one or nothing else can. You are the God of all comfort, and I pray that You will be glorified in this situation. I also pray that you will comfort all who knew Daria, even those of us who only knew her online.  Give us all Your peace. For those of us who are fighting cancer, I pray that you would give us courage in the face of this loss and remind us every day that You will work this loss out for the good according to Your purposes.  In the name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN

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