What a journey! A year ago at the Race for the Cure (pic above) as many of my family as possible participated in Race for the Cure in honor of my niece, Susie. She has had a tremendously long journey. Diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago things looked grim. She had months of grueling chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, and has been declared cancer free. She even was featured on a news story in her hometown (click here).
Susie and I would talk off and on through those dark months and she was always an inspiration to me. Her thoughts were often on other people, like her mom or siblings, asking me to pray for them as it was hard for them. She’d often tell me something she had learned from her pastor. She always showed a ton of courage. I am so proud of her.
This year I don’t get to participate in the Race for the Cure due to some unforeseen circumstances – recovering from twisting my ankle – but this year Susie got to participate! What a blessing. God is awesome. I am thankful for His healing hand on her body and the wisdom, diligence and patience of the medical team who assisted Susie through this painful journey.
Never wishing to go through this, Susie embraced the journey anyway and I know God will use her in powerful ways in the decades to come.
Love you, Susie, you’ve come a long way since the beautiful little flower girl in my wedding! I know when God looks down on you, He smiles.