I was sitting with my daughter the other day at yet one more doctor appointment reading the 1000th magazine this year… (I can’t complain about the magazine’s because I LOVE LOVE magazines!) Especially on this day, this magazine had a article for moms and daughters about body image… I felt like a knife had been stuck right in my heart. I am open with Minnie about her body, when we find clothes that fit her body I tell her things like, “this will be the perfect back for your wedding dress”. I know what you are thinking “she is nine Rach why would you even think about a wedding dress…” I always want Minnie to be confidant in the fact that she is Beautiful. The war her body has gone through has made her even more so. I want to give her tools to ease the heart ache that she will inevitably face someday. That is why I think of wedding dresses, prom dresses, bra shopping… and why we talk about it now. But when I came across this article I was scared I was full of fear that she was going to say hated her body. You know what she said…
Mommy I am in awe of my body. Who else has a body who goes through what mine does and it still works?
My mommy heart broke, it was singing and it was dancing all at one time… I can’t tell you the many emotions I felt.
Awe: An overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God;
Awe is the perfect word for Minnie’s little body… reverence, for what it has done and will do. admiration for what is has endured. Fear of the unknown. Produced by the most Grand Creator who is extremely powerful. I am in Awe not only of my daughter but of our Lord for making someone so complex that she has rocked the medical world so that there is no question who is her Healer.
I don’t even think we realize that it is the smallest things like a Halloween costumes make such a humongous impact on our environment. In this picture Minnie is sporting the latest hand me down from the Curry girls. It does not get better than this (just look at her face) Her best gave it to her! Sharing is caring, not only for the earth but for each other…
6250 tons, in our landfills lets spread the word and our costumes….
Thanks to Stefanie Conner Huber for caring enough to share this with me today!
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.