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Friday, June 3, 2011

Prayer Flag Project: Day 3 Strength

June 3:  Detail
 Today's flag is for my Sisters in Cloth friend, Barb, who has just learned she has breast cancer.  Barb is the epitome of strength, positive energy, and thankfulness that her diagnosis was swift, her tumor is tiny and contained, and that her treatment will be bearable.   Her resilience in the face of adversity is admirable, and a lesson to all around her.

Don't we all have Sisters, though, who have been diagnosed with this terrible disease?  My mother in law, sister in law, best friend, blood sister, and many others in my near and dear circle have all battled breast cancer.  Really, this flag is not just for Barb, but for you all.  I pray for Health, Healing, Courage and Strength as you rage against this diagnosis.  My favorite quote is from Lady Macbeth, who wanders around her drafty castle after she has gone mad saying, "Out, Out!  Damn Spot!"...  My feelings exactly.


Day 3's flag is made of a piece of upholstery linen, silk floss, fabric shards, an antique quilt block, and embroidery.  The words on the tag say "Fetch me a medical doctor" on one side, and are translated to German on the back.  They are snipped from an English/German conversation book carried by a WWII soldier over enemy lines.

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

Sending some positive vibes and healing thoughts to Barb from someone who has survived breast cancer three times!!

Love the prayer flags.

Victoria said...

Love the concept of your prayer flags, Vivika.
Many healing wishes to your friend while she goes through this journey.

(Several years back I had a suspicious lump that they decided to do a lumpectomy on. Thankfully it turned out to be benign. But the real blessing was that my episode prompted my older sister to get her first mammogram, which she had been putting off. And you guessed it... she had breast cancer, and wound up having to have a mastectomy followed by reconstruction. She has been cancer free for 9 years now, and doing just great.)

Barb said...

What a wonderful idea! I am honored to be named in the creation of Flag 3. Thank you for all your love and support.

Barb

Elephant's Eye said...

Tiny tumour, bearable treatment - yes. DCIS and a mastectomy in January 2000. And a sister who has lived more than 40 years since her mastectomy at 24.

Health hope and courage to Barb!

Elephant's Eye said...

Tiny tumour, bearable treatment - yes. DCIS and a mastectomy in January 2000. And a sister who has lived more than 40 years since her mastectomy at 24.

Health hope and courage to Barb!

Affordable Medical Insurance said...

Love the prayer flags. Many healing wishes to your friend while she goes through this journey.

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