|In addition to being an early Christian symbol due to its cross structure, the anchor is a symbol of well-grounded hope and fresh starts. As the anchor was often a seaman’s last resort in stormy weather, it was frequently connected with hope.
A dropped anchor seeks the sea floor for purchase – just as we must drop anchor and find purchase when serious illness strikes. Our lives come to a screeching halt with the diagnosis of cancer. Our body may roil and sway above the rocking ocean surface but our hearts and spirits will remain safely tethered to their source – quietly awaiting the storm’s end as we rest in the calm, deep seas of hope.
Family, loved ones, experts, care-givers, friends and countless kind strangers weave together to make an unbreakable braided rope for our anchor. This rope holds us firmly – like an anchor sunk deeply into the salty, silted bottom of the sea – enabling us to keep a clear mind amidst the confusion and varying storms of life.