Taylor Phillips
 “Things are going to be okay – you’ll see.”

“This is God’s will.”

“Everything happens for a reason.”

I hate hearing these words.

It has been three months since my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and two weeks since she underwent a double mastectomy. Out of the dozens of lessons He has thrust in front of me since the evening I learned she has cancer, what not to say sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. I have swiftly learned what I will try my absolute best not to say to someone with a parent or loved one who is ill or in crisis.

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