Our Grief Makes Us Aware

picture from choosehope.com
I find them all over the house. Rubber bracelets bearing an anti-cancer slogan that some well-meaning person has given us.
Gray for brain tumor awareness.
Gold for pediatric cancer awareness.

Green and white from the Cure Search walks.

I scooped up a gray one off the floor the other day. My first instinct was to angrily throw it in the garbage. Instead, I held it in my hand and studied it.
From an event called “Leap-for-a-Cure,” one side bore the words “Brain Cancer Awareness.” I scoffed.

I don’t need any reminders about cancer. I’m quite aware of what brain cancer has done to this family, thankyouverylittle.
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