When a friend was diagnosed with cancer I wanted to do SOMETHING. Her chemo treatment was scheduled to last ONE YEAR! 52 weeks!! I decided she would need something to help her count down the time and settled on making her a Chemo Countdown Jar. I think it made her happy and it was such a celebration when she emptied that jar one year later.
After hearing about the jar someone asked me to make a Chemo Countdown Jar for a friend of hers that had also been diagnosed with cancer and was getting ready to start Chemo. When I went to make the invoice, I just couldn't do it. I knew right then that this could be a little ministry for my family and me. Making these jars for moms out there that are facing chemo is the least we can do. We changed the name of the jars to Jars of Hope. Each piece of candy has a Bible verse on it and I HOPE that the recipient will be blessed each day reading God's promises.
I would love to make them for everyone and anyone but for now I will start by taking four nominations per month for a mom that is getting ready to start or currently going through chemo. Please email me if you would like to submit someone's name. My family and I will make their Jar of Hope and pray for them as they go through treatment. If I see that I am getting more requests than I can handle, I will start recruiting my friends to help. :)
PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL ONLY BE MAKING JARS OF HOPE OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL. MANY OF THEM ARE SHIPPED AND I DON'T WANT THE CANDY TO MELT.