A few days ago I had the privilege of making this superman cake and some cupcakes for little man turning 5 years old! His mama is a friend of mine who has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since November. She was officially diagnosed when her fourth baby was only four months old. Can you imagine that? – I can’t get my head around it at all…I never have. It’s amazing the journey she’s been through these past 6 months as symptoms developed, a diagnosis was given, and Kami had to come to terms with the fact that she might not be there to see her baby turn one.
What would you do? Where would you turn?
Kami grasped onto the Lord…His strength, His love, His plan and His promise that whatever Kami faced, it would be for her good…to bless her, to strengthen her and to show her more of His goodness and love. He became her ROCK amidst the storm! – and her desire to bring Him glory showed everyone around her how powerful and good He is. She was a light to so many people on her journey…including her kids. Although she would be the first to tell you the journey wasn’t pretty…there was fear, doubt, stress, worry and severe pain that I can’t even imagine…the Lord brought her through it all. She finished her chemo/radiation treatments about 10 days ago and is now in remission. Praise the Lord!
Recently, one thing I heard her mention was how precious this life has become to her…the smell of her baby, the cuddles from her kids, the touch of her husband…how everything that we might daily take for granted became so meaningful and precious. It challenged me greatly as a wife and mom of three wonderful kids to savor those moments…to grab my kiddos, to hug them more, squeeze their sweet cheeks, say yes more…to playing, to games, to listening, to walks…to linger when my husband kisses me, to look into his eyes just because I love them, to kiss him for no reason, to write I love you with lipstick on the bathroom mirror! – there are so many ways to be present…to savor the life God has given us…to live like today is our last day.
So, I challenge you…squeeze your kids, forgive quickly, kiss your husband, call your mom, savor this life you’ve been given and don’t take a moment for granted!
Thank you Kami for desiring to draw others closer to Jesus…for desiring to live your life to glorify Him and to bring blessing to His name! May the Lord continue to strengthen you and to restore your life more abundantly than before!