I think we sometimes forget to celebrate the hope that we are given in the children who have survived their battle with cancer. I am blessed that Minnie has been an inspiration to many people. People who have won the battle but even more who have lost. It it is amazing to me that as a little child she has been able to provide comfort to people in the last days of their life…I feel like the suffering she has gone through has been for the glory of God . I have heard many times from many people if Minnie can do this I can… I wonder if I have had a glimpse of the pride of our heavenly father had in his son. One of the resons that God allowed Jesus to experience the suffering he did so as a parent he would understand US. He has been where we are at. he has seen his child hurting, he has seen his child tempted. But he has has to endure something more than I can fathom , he has experienced his child’s death. I am heart stricken each time I hear of one child losing the battle. I pray that a cure would find it’s way to our society. My Hope is in God, and that his divine intervention will use each child’s suffering for his glory. That he will intervene and a cure will be found. The day that our babies are able to celebrate life without the fear of cancer will be a glorious day.
Today is the final day of childhood cancer awareness. Today Minnie is 9 years 10 months and 14 days of living life free of cancer. Minnie is HOPE, childhood cancer has changed our family forever. But we would not be the family we are today without it.
Minnie original ART…
I just came across an English assignment Minnie is writing I thought I would share…
“MY LIFE AS ME”
When you are not in the hospital you see more normal people.
But if you know me you will think like I do.
People see no color in the world.
“I create Art! My legs might not be strong but my heart is!”
She is not done yet… It is amazing to see the strength and perspective from the eyes of Minnie. I suppose she wears all these rainbows hoping to get the world to see a little color. She will ,she shines the radiance of our Father in heaven. What a blessing he has given us all to see her grow and radiate his love. I don’t feel worthy to get to be these two amazing kids mommy.
I am the type of person who wants to do it all… all the time. Yet if you looked at my house right now you would have NO idea I feel this way. I have had to in the last few weeks learn that if I am going to do ANYTHING I can not do EVERYTHING. This has been a hard lesson but one that I needed to learn, not only for myself but for my daughter as well. It is a hard thing understanding that your body has limitations, understanding this as a child is harder. in I assure you it would be a much harder lesson if I was throwing a fit when my body was not cooperating. And then in the same fit expecting her to “understand” why her little body does not work just right.
I am thankful tonight that I have a husband who when I can’t do everything he picks up the slack. I am honored that I am able to lend some advice to my daughter… and she can see in a tangible way that I am doing for myself what I ask her to do. I am amazed that God has given me this life. My prayer is that he will be able to use the bits and pieces of our life to bless some part of yours.