I don't have breast cancer.
Maybe you don't either.
But I know women who have had it, and I know gals who have it now.
You probably do too.
It's even possible that a sweet lass reading this blog post today has just been diagnosed.
I cannot begin to imagine the depth of shock and fear when confronted with such a diagnosis, but I do know what it feels like to hear of a loved one's Goliath battle and be faced with the reality of having no power to change her circumstances.
And here's where The Booby Bird makes her appearance.
We can sew.
We can pray over every stitch with heart felt love and compassion and hope.
We can frame our booby bird in a way that makes sense to the precious woman we'll be gifting it to.
That might be on a bag or pillow, in a quilt, or inside a pretty frame - you'll know best.
We can do a little thing. We can say I love you. We can hold and hug and hand over a little bit of us made for them.
"The Booby Bird" is not for fundraising because there's a lot of avenues for that already.
She is for making and giving and loving and hoping.
It's for our loved ones.
It's for us to 'do' a very small bit.
It's a voiceless "I love you".
It's an encouragement that even without a boob or two, our breast cancer affected loved ones and friends are unique, beautiful women carrying boundless potential to be more than they can imagine right now.
That's where the hope comes in.
That's where a message of life comes in.
Download the free pattern HERE and share this blog post via those social media buttons just below so others can make it too.
If you're a brave booby cancer girl, I'm in awe of your strength and fortitude in facing a giant that would make me faint. I know you didn't choose to armour yourself for such a battle, but you have done so anyway.
My prayers, and those of everyone reading this post or stitching The Booby Bird, are with you sweet one.