Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daydream Designs Declaration of Hope Day

Daydream Designs Declaration of Hope Day
October 9th
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
~Winston Churchill~
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:5
Few things in life teach more powerful lessons than adversity. When one encounters devastating challenges, it becomes easier to separate the superficial and the trivial from what matters most. We can suffer many losses, yet through faith, family and friends we discover the will to carry on. What we cannot live without is hope. Hope is the essential ingredient to emotional and spiritual survival, even when the body is wracked by destructive disease. Disease is a cruel enemy, but one conquest it rarely claims is hope.
Members of the Daydream Designs Dream Team, join together this month as one voice on this day to extend hope and encouragement to those touched by cancer and other life-altering diseases or disorders. Everyone on the team has either personally battled the ravages cancer or their loved ones or friends have been touched by it. Some have witnessed the devastation of Alzheimer’s or the struggles associated with Autism. Whatever the struggle, we have discovered the importance of hope.
We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, and as you visit each blog, we know you will be inspired by the creative talents of our team, by personal stories and powerful testimonies about the God who is with His children through every circumstance. We’ve each designed projects using images and/or sentiments from the new Hope Endures series. There is an outline set available to create your own colored set and currently four primary colored lines:
Pink: Breast Cancer
Purple: All Cancer, Alzheimer’s
Yellow: Children’s Cancer, Bone Cancer, Soldier Support
Puzzle: Autism
Visit our blogs, for your own inspiration, but we’d love to hear from you too. We invite you to share your own testimony of faith, or take the opportunity to honor loved ones who lost the battle with cancer. Share whatever is on your heart. You can tell your story on anyone’s blog, but we hope you’ll let each designer know you visited. Maybe you’d just rather list the names of those you want to honor and remember, whatever the form the cancer /disease took. Here are the dream team members who are participating.
Thanks for joining us as we share why HOPE ENDURES in our hearts.
My first pink card represents my mother, who is a 2 times breast cancer survivor. What an encouragement she was through each of her trials. I'm very thankful that the cancer did not take her from our family as it has so many others. We praise God every day for her freedom from cancer! 10 years cancer free! Woo Hoo! I love you, Mom.
My second pink card represents my dear friend, Jessica's mom. Myrtle lost her battle to breast cancer earlier this year. Jessica always tells us how wonderful her mother was. I only wish I had been able to know her before she had passed on. Love you, Jessica!
My yellow card represents my little friend, Anna. Anna battled a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma when she was only 7. She "fought like a girl" and is fighting every day to stay cancer free. She's been a huge blessing in our lives and we continue to pray for her to remain cancer free! Sending our love to you and praises for your healing, Miss Anna!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for letting me share a little piece of my heart with you today. May God bless you and your loved ones!


Vicki said...

Love your cards Helen. There is only one CERTAIN hope.

Diane said...

Helen, your creations are so beautiful and your stories deeply touch the heart. What amazing courage by all. A precious story about Miss Anna. I pray too that she has experience a final victory over this disease!

MariLynn said...

Helen, beautiful cards. I had to smile when I read that Anna fights like a girl. Such a great inspiration! Hugs!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards! And wonderful stories of inspiration!

Beth said...

Beautiful cards Helen and yeah for your mom and bless little Anna.

Kristie said...

Your story about Miss Anna is so touching, I pray she is cured one day. What a blessing that your Mom remains cancer free!

Beautiful cards to honor each person in your post.

Jennipher said...

Helen, all three of these are FANTASTIC! What a way to spread the awareness.