Last week Doug felt impressed to deliver some "livestrong" wrist bands to my niece and nephew. Which may not seem like a big deal but given Doug's health traveling to Logan made me think twice! I was worried sick about him going that far but he felt STRONGLY that they needed to be hand delivered. SO OFF we went! We jumped in the car one afternoon and headed down to Logan. We called Elizabeth, my niece, a few minutes before we got there so she knew we were coming but Josh was shocked..... Josh wanted to know what in the world we were doing there so Doug pulled out the the wristband and this note he wrote them to go along with it. Here is part of what the note said, "Here's a wristband so you can share in the fight. This battle is not limited to the physical cancer, which can't do any permanent damage but includes spiritual cancer has the potential to cause much more damage than any physical problem we might have. So remember as you wear this band, that as we rely on our Heavenly Father, and the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, that we can "LiveSTRONG" and put away the frailties and temptations that so often come our way. May we remember also to trust in our Heavenly Father, as Nephi did (2 Nephi 4:34-35) when those temptations and challenges arise, that our mission here on this earth may be fulfilled to the fullest extent possible. It is my testimony that as we "Live STRONG" we will be blessed. " Love you brother in the gospel, Doug
I am so glad we took the time to take these to Josh and Elizabeth because it touched them. It also touched us to see them so moved. Anyone that knows Doug knows that this is exactly how he feels, and how I feel as well. The day we found out, you may recall reading this earlier, Doug was comforting his sad mother and said, "Mom my spirit is fine, they can do whatever they want to this body but it is my spirit that matters." The physical cancer can't do anything to us 'eternally' but make us spiritually stronger! It is the spiritual cancer that satan wants to use to destroy us. It is our prayer that we can defeat spiritual cancer and and go forth in our new found "LiveSTRONG" lives.