best quote from the book...little bee. 
"....i ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. that is what the scar makers want us to think. but you and i, we must make an agreement to defy them. we must see all scars as beauty. okay? this will be out secret. because take it fromme, a scar does not form on the dying. a scar means, i survived."

"sad words are just another beauty. a sad story means this storyteller is alive."

d=don't w=waste y=your c=cancer

john piper. a smart wise man. he wrote this incredible piece on the eve of his prostate surgery for cancer. read it here. it literally transformed my entire journey through cancer.

what if we did not waste anything?
what everything in our life was an opportunity to glorify the Lord and not live as bitter and angry?
what if it is all a gift. every little thing.
i believe my life is not my own. i am not in charge. the Lord is.

this blog will talk about everything. the little things and the big things.
but always remember this...
don't waste it.

some cancer links that helped us. 
here are a few resources that helped our family through cancer. contact me if you have any questions: libbyryderblog@gmail.com

john piper. "don't waste your cancer" this article changed my entire perspective on cancer.

www.ihadcancer.com a social networking site for patients, supporters, and survivors.

want your house cleaned for free while you or a loved one goes through chemotherapy? check out: cleaning for a reason at www.cleaningforareason.org

need a few meals? create a personal website that your friends and family can use to sign up for meals: meal baby at www.mealbaby.com (they have gift cards...perfect for out of town people who want to help).


food tidings at www.foodtidings.com

create a personalized calender for people to sign up for cleaning, babysitting, meals, and give health updates, check it out at www.carecalendar.org

want to raise money and/or gain awareness for lymphoma? check out the light the night walk at www.lightthenight.org

this is the most reliable website for lymphoma questions and numerous resources about the disease. also you can apply for funds to help pay medical bills. check it out at www.lls.org

books: the middle place by kelly corrigan