Breaking the Shame and Silence of Breast Cancer
While I was growing up, my parents were often involved in other families' lives quite deeply. As a pastor, my father spent a lot of time with members of our congregation, which meant that we did as well. We got to know many amazing people who became a part of our lives.
I clearly remember finding out that several of the women who had mentored me as a teenager had breast cancer. I truly didn't understand the pain and sorrow that came with this diagnosis. At 15 and 16 your mind is really much too shallow to wrap around very little outside your own life and circle. But what I did know came from my parents and our community as they rallied around these women, time after time.