The holidays bring happiness but they can be bittersweet for those parents dealing with a child who has cancer. My picture book will be out in the spring and I hope it helps both children with cancer as well as their peers to understand the disease and the daily battle these children face.
While my new book shows a positive outlook for children with cancer, keep in mind that many children and their families are not having such a positive experience. This experience and battle seems more devastating during the holiday season. I have an ongoing prayer list for children I follow on my Caringbridge sites who are very sick this season. Some of these children will win their battle, some maybe not. All of these children need prayer. Please consider praying for Haley, Noah, Ben, Emily, and Kate sometime during your holiday celebration. And look for many new things here in 2012 to celebrate children with cancer. These are very special children who show bravery, honesty, and unconditional love as they fight their own battles against cancer. May God bless them all.