Thursday, February 28, 2008

Don't Bet Against Me

They say behind every good man is a better woman. To know Brett Favre, you'd wonder if there could be a better person let alone a better one inspiring him. My introduction to his wife, Deanna Favre, came through her book, "Don't Bet Against Me". A breast cancer survivor, she chronicles what her experience was like, both physically and spiritually. Yes, spiritually. Their family is based on God first, each other second and the rest sort of falls into place. Which is why she braved through her diagnosis so strongly and securely.

The book is packed with spiritual insight and inspiration and ends with poems, scripture, resources and prayers. I hesitated reading it since my mom died of breast cancer over 2 years ago. I didn't want it to hit too close to home. And in a sense, it did. All survivors walk the same road through surgery, chemo and radiation. Yet, her book was more about her walk with God instead of her walk with cancer. It inspired me to read how faith in God and faith in your family really can be enough. Sometimes all it takes is to be reminded. Consider "Don't Bet Against Me" that reminder.