Saturday, May 22, 2010

Breast Cancer Walk/Benefit

Here are a few fun photos of the Breast Cancer Walk/Benefit that my friend Dawn organized for us! She is the beautiful lady with the contagious smile in the photo at the bottom! We were so overwhelmed that day. The weather was perfect, and our tears began to flow as soon as we pulled into the park and saw all the cars and hundreds of people from all walks of our lives. Although I would not have chosen to have this cancer, I feel honored to have been able to experience something like this walk, where I got to see in a tangible way, the love of family and friends. I am also reminded of God's hand personally touching my life.

During the adoption of Micah, the funds were not there, but I felt like God would provide if we would step out in faith. And God did! We still cannot fathom how God provided during that two year process. Then, to find out that I had cancer just 9 months later and to wonder about all the medical procedures, expenses, etc. However, I felt the Lord telling me that He would not lead me where He would not provide. And, again, He has. The Walk/Benefit raised over $4000 for our medical expenses! Every cancer bill that has come in so far has been paid by a family member or friend's gift! What a testimony to God's graciousness to use those around us to bless us! We will never be able to fully express our gratitude. All we can say is "thank you from the bottom of our hearts," and "we love you!"


Peter and Nancy said...

This post brought me to tears. What an incredible provider we have. You are such an encouragement to me, even while you're feeling exhausted and sick. I'm sure looking forward to meeting you at future India camps -- you're one amazing woman.

Julie & Patrick said...

Wow! As I question how I will manage to parent two small children from my otherwise healthy body, I see how you manage to parent and care for all of yours, from a body that is busy rebuilding itself from this weakened state. That is true inspiration!! Multi-tasking in every sense of the word. No doubt, this out pouring of love helps, what great friends and family you have!!! Thanks for the lift ;)

Julie R