Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.”

My friend, Pat, had abdominal cancer. She tells the story of a friend who shared Pat’s adversity throughout her long cancer journey.

Pat recalls, “Often when a person has a long-term illness, cards and phone calls become less frequent as time passes.  However, one friend has continued to remember me with a postcard every day—322 cards so far!  The postcards have an encouraging word, a humorous saying, or words of wisdom that challenge me and give me hope.  I have been deeply touched by such long-term care.”

Can you be that kind of friend—who keeps on caring through a friend’s long illness?

To download a free e-book on simple ways to care for the people in your life go to our post  titled 122+ Ways to Care Well.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.


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