When your child has cancer, it can seem like your whole world has been stripped of all its color. It feels like you’re stuck in a black and white silent film, with no way to snap back into the multicolor world you once knew.
A blood test might bring a short wash of colorful relief. But it can be hard to hold on to the bright hues you remember—especially when time seems to pass so slowly, and there are still more rounds of chemo left.
Unfortunately, I can’t brighten the pigments for you. But I can offer you my support and encouragement to start letting some of those vivid shades peek back in.
For me, I rely on my faith, and I look at every situation as something that shapes who we are. The things I find inspirational are my young patients themselves. Here are some inspirational quotes I think you might enjoy as well.
Inspirational Quotes To Color Your World
This quote is a great reminder that although we don’t choose for our children to get cancer, we can choose the way we think about their future and how we approach the illness. Have hope, keep fighting, and recognize the teachable moments—both for you and for your child.
I translate this to mean that even in moments of anguish and pain, it’s important to smile and recognize the joys of having your little one with you in every moment.
The previous quote about singing even when there isn’t a song left in your heart isn’t always so easy to do.
But when we think back to every difficult situation we have ever endured in our lives, we can all pretty much agree that those situations helped shape us into the people we are today.
Many parents of childhood cancer survivors will tell you that they have learned so much about themselves and their children after having gone through their cancer journey. That is what this quote is all about.
Be content in knowing that even if you can’t muster the energy to smile or “sing” today, you are strong. You are shaping and strengthening your character to handle anything that comes your way.
Cancer families do this every day. This is why I love my job. I get to spend time and interact with heroes that come for treatment at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. And this quote reminds me of those little heroes.
The physical effects of cancer treatment can take a toll on some patients, and their parents as well. Take solace in the fact that hair grows back, scars heal, and through it all, your child is still the same great person she’s always been.
Many families find themselves relying on their faith when their lives are touched by cancer. But you don’t have to believe in God to have faith. And experiencing a crisis of faith might be exactly the right time to further explore life’s most difficult questions.
Broken Crayons Still Color
Again, as inspiring as these quotes are, it is my cancer patients and their families who are the true inspirations that bring color into my life.
And don’t forget to live life in full color.