The church I was heavily involved in for thirty years had a blind fellow whose helper was a yellow lab seeing eye dog. No one there thought a thing of it other than being glad for him to have the dog and admiration for how well the dog did it's job.Nothing.
There is no church that will accept me with a service dog here.
So sad. Haven't been to church in over 4 years. Not my choice.
Yes, I had it 30 years ago and did all of the above. So, I am still here and have not had a reoccurence. Medically there have been even more improvements since then. God be with both of you through her surgery and whatever is needed in recovery. Oh, there is no history of breast cancer in my family. Prayers for both of you.Last week we got biopsy results and learned my wife has breast cancer. We went to a surgical oncologist today. We feel better after going over the likely treatment plan. Surgery must be done but it should only be a lumpectomy.
In our little church she was prayed for much, and fussed over, and offers of all sorts of help were made. So we learned we are among brothers and sisters. We also learned many women go through this. Several in our church including the pastor's wife.
Ladies, take the messages about self exams and getting mammograms when they should be done seriously. My wife's cancer was caught early. That's really important.
One in eight women will get breast cancer. The hereditary aspect is not that strong. If your mother and other relatives have not gotten it, that doesn't mean you can't. My wife's mother is 97 and never had it. My wife has 4 sisters over 65 who have never had it. Yet my wife got it.
So do the steps you need to catch it as early as possible.
Sounds like a so wonderful service. That last song is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing April.