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When Life Throws a Curveball…

The last few weeks have been emotionally draining on me – and not in a good way. I briefly (and vaguely) asked for prayer on Facebook for our family because we were in the midst of some fairly serious tests being run and a surgery happening with my both of my parents.

For those of you that don’t know, we have been blessed to have my parents living near us these last seven years. There were many years that a twelve hour drive separated us. And right now, I am so very thankful they live nearby.

Last week my dad had back surgery in a hospital several hours away while I sat and held my mom’s hand in another hospital as she had a biopsy testing for breast cancer. A few short days later we had the results we didn’t want to hear but had already assumed – it was definitely cancer.

Years ago, my mom walked through breast cancer, so while it isn’t an unfamiliar road, it is still really difficult to process everything and still feel like life is normal. Today we sat down with the doctor and planned surgery for next week – BUT we did receive some good news too. The cancer is only in the early stages, not in advanced stages like we had thought (thank you, Lord!).

We are surrounded by friends who have been praying and have been so wonderfully supportive – and again, I so appreciate all of you that have sent emails, messages, and more to let me know you were praying. It truly has meant the world and know that we have felt such a peace during this process.

One day at a time is the focus, but today walking out of the office today felt like such a relief. Yes, there are going to be some rough days in the weeks to come, but in all things we are striving to keep our eyes and hearts turned toward Jesus and holding on to hope.

The album that I’ve had on ‘repeat’ the last few weeks is one of my favorites from Bethel Music, You Make Me Brave. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about it (really, I’ve given it to several friends who were going through tough times because it is so encouraging).

Today, if you are going through a difficult time, I’d love to leave you with a few words from one of the songs and ask you to leave a comment if there is something you need prayer for – I’d love to pray for you and I know that others would too! Let’s encourage each other!

It is Well

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see.

And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea.


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You.
Through it all, through it all
It is well.

Read more: Bethel Music – It Is Well Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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