Immediately after I was diagnosed with cancer, some friends wanted to pray over me. Before they began praying for me, I started crying and said, “I do not want a ribbon that talks about cancer awareness (aren’t we all quite aware of cancer)?! I want a different kind of ribbon - I wanted a ribbon that talks about God’s Promises, I want a “miracle ribbon!”
The very next day, my daughter came home from college to go to the doctors’ appointments with my husband and me. She walked down the steps and cheerfully said “got my pink on mom!” I immediately responded with a smile saying, “you look beautiful in pink, but mommy wants a different color of ribbon. I want a miracle ribbon. A ribbon that brings awareness to healing, hope, the body, the mind, the spirit, the patient walking through cancer, God’s Promises, Christ, Big C greater than little c.” She responded by flashing her brand new coral painted fingernails in front of me, shrugged her shoulders and said, “Ok then, coral.” As soon as the words came out of her mouth, I responded, “THAT’S IT, it’s CORAL, it’s MIRACORAL (miracle). That’s the color of the ribbon!