My cross came to me as I brought my grief and sorrow to my friend’s funeral. Lori had just passed away from cancer and I had traveled throughout the day to get to her memorial service. As I entered the church, I was offered the opportunity to have a cross. The words of the cross and Lori’s quote from Joshua 9:1 spoke to me as I sat in the pew. “..the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” I am comforted by those words as I think of Lori. She is with God, in peace, without cancer. I have her gift of this cross to hold on to in rememberance of her. I will hold this cross until I meet another woman who has a burden on her heart. Then I will share these words of hope and the cross so she too can have her spirits lifted.