Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's all in the wrist

If you know me, you know that 90% of the time I am wearing "cause" bracelets. There is one that I wear 100% of the time. Currently I am wearing four wristbands.

The 1st one, the colorful one, I bought from my local Family Christian Store. It represents the Gospel by colors. Marbeled is for seperation caused by sin. "For all have sinned: all fall short of God's glorious standards" (Romands 3:23 NLT). Red is for the blood Jesus shed on the cross. "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16 NLT). Blue is for faith. "We become right with God, not by doing what the law commands, but by faith in Jesus Christ." (Galatians 2:16 NLT). White tells us we are now clean and forgiven.  "Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean: wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." (Psalm 51:7 NLT). Green reminds us of growth in God's love. "Grow in the special favor and knowledge of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18 NLT). Yellow stands for the promise of eternal life. "I am going to prepare a place for you. I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am." (John 14:2-3 NLT).

The 2nd one is an all white one. I received this one from one of the churches I attend. They were doing a special 1 Million Men: Porn Free in which they were having men ages 10 and up (yes, 10 is the average age a young boy first views pornography!) take the Porn Free Commitment. They are hoping to get this message out and about throughout churches everywhere and get 1 million men to take the commitment. The white wristband says "1 Million Women praying for 1 Million Men".
The Pink one is actually a fairly new bracelet. This was handed out at a recent Buccaneers game. It's a pink bracelet to symbolize breast cancer awareness. I wear this to honor those that have fought the brave battle of breast cancer. It's also a reminder to me to get regular breast exams as I've had problems with cysts in the past and I constantly have to get them checked to ensure that that is all that they are. I actually have an appointment early this morning. (in a couple of hours!)
The last one is my most meaningful one as I've worn it since 2007. It is Orange and symbolizes Leukemia. I received this bracelet in 2007 as a friend of mine ordered them in honor of our good friend that was diagnosed with APL Leukemia in April of 2007. Since then Praise God, my friend has went in to remission. Me and the friend that ordered these wristbands still wear ours to this day in honor of our brave friend! The orange band says: Hope, Strength, Courage and Faith, all of which my friend exhibits. We even had her name engraved on the inside. I also have another good friend that has fought the brave battle and beat Leukemia (again, Praise God, he is good!) We are looking to order new bracelets since our Orange has faded to yellow over the years. This time, I will have both of my good friends names engraved on the inside. <3

And that my friends, is the story that my right wrist tells.

Blog to be continued later in the day as I still need to work on Day 2 of the 30 day Truth Challenge. I'll work on that once I get some sleep in :)

****UPDATE @ 11:15AM****

Doctors appointment went well. I'm told they strongly believe it's still just clusters of cysts that come and go along with really dense tissue. I will have another ultrasound though.

Day 2: It's so hard for people to compliment themselves. I did a project at work once where we had to list 30 strengths of ourselves and we all had issues doing it. I'm not exactly sure why it is so hard, but it is. We have to remember though, we should be our own biggest fans. If you don't love yourself, how can you expect others to? I can say that I love my smile. I get compliments on my straight teeth quite often. Little do they know it cost quite a bit of money! I am so thankful to my Dad for providing me with the braces that I so desperately needed. When I was in middle school he had to sell in to some of his stock at a former employer to get the money for my braces. I wore them for about 2 years, maybe a little longer. When my braces were 1st removed, I HATED my teeth. I was SO used to seeing braces covering them that my teeth now looked HUGE to me, like horses teeth. Haha. I've since come to embrace and actually love my smile now :) Even my little "birth mark/ bruise" that is on one of my two front teeth. I also love the fact that I am so passionate about charity work, specifically animals. I love this because I get my love of animals from my mother. I know she is looking down on me and loving the fact that her love of animals is being carried on! The pic below shows two of the things I love about myself, all in one photo! My smile, along with a volunteer shirt for my local SPCA.

Day 1: Something you hate about yourself.
Day 2: Something you love about yourself.


1 comment:

  1. Yeah that is one I need to add to my collection as well.I got like 6 I think.