I get to spend some special time today with my friend Kim. We used to be next-door-neighbors, too. I’m really looking forward to it, although I wish we were going shopping or doing something fun instead of what we have planned.
Today we are going to the Cancer center for Kim to meet with her doctor about a new tumor they found. Kim was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer two years ago and this week she found out there is a tumor on the back of her eye.
Two years ago when they found Kim’s cancer, it had spread throughout her body in her bones. She had several tumors in her spine, her pelvic bones, legs and shoulders. Immediately they started radiation, chemotherapy, and all kinds of treatment to shrink and block the cancer from spreading.
Kim has been fighting and praying hard to win the battle. I have been amazed by her strength and grace, and absolute dependence on God. Her faith in Him inspires me! She has grown to such a tender and believing place in who He is and how much she can trust Him.
I’ve watched this mother of three constantly point her children to God for hope and encouragement. I’ve seen her be present for them like He is for her. More than anything she wants her kids to know that God is always with them and has a plan for their lives.
I have to admit that it has been so hard to watch a friend go through so much suffering. I cry out to God almost daily for a miracle. I ask “why” and wonder what His plan is in allowing a mom of three children – 4, 7 and 12 – to go through this with them watching and wondering. They are so worried about their mom and so sad to see her feeling so sick. And Michael, her husband, so wants to fix it as any man would.
Kim has been in tremendous pain and her discomfort has increased due to more tumors in her spine and other bones. She also has some small tumors on her liver they are watching.
I’ve been praying for ways to encourage and bless Kim and her family. Mother’s Day is coming and I wanted to do something really special for her. I know the greatest gift I can give is prayer, God’s promises and loving on her family!
So, today I wanted to see if you will help me bless Kim. Will you join me in praying for Kim, her husband Michael, and her kids Jessica, Grace and Matthew?
And would you be willing to leave a prayer for them (maybe with a promise) in the comments below. I will print them and put them in a keepsake box. I want them to know that people from all over are lifting them up and believing God for healing and miraculous hope no matter what the future holds. This will mean so much to her (and me too)!