Six months ago following a routine mammogram, I was told those shocking words…”You have breast cancer.”
What? I’ve been focused on health and nutrition for years, an avid runner, emotionally healthy, how can this happen to me?
But alas, the journey began. Given the very public journey our family walked while our beloved son Jordan was battling cancer, we decided to do this one privately, in hopes that when it was over, we could share the story and victory all in one moment.
That moment was yesterday, when in a morning message at our church, King’s Park, I shared the “Shock and Awe” message about navigating the valley, out to a place of healing.
Here is a link to the 30 minute podcast, if you’d like to hear more.
This message highlights the faithfulness of our great God, the one who delivers us through life’s shocks, and brings awe every time.
I could not have endured this battle without the strong support of my amazing husband, parents, sister, daughter-in-law Cady who was living with us and stood by my side every moment, our sons and their wives who cheered and prayed, and closest friends who pray unceasingly every time we face a need.
I’d also like to recognize friends who have walked this path before and whose inspiration of overcoming helped me tremendously during some of the darkest hours: Ami Dockery, Carol McLeod, Holly Wagner, Christine Caine, Lisa Bevere, Darlene Zschech, Jan Greenwood, Lisa Clark, Renette Kendall, Kirsten LaCourse, Starr Clay, and Fran Boyd.
Today I am through this battle, onto even greater health, looking forward to a long life of fulfilling adventures and purpose fulfilled.