Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Journey From St. Jude to MJHS...

Friends...I have been absent from my little scrapbook/card making with my birthday came the final report that my dear girlfriend that has been like a sister to me for the past 25 years..has recurred with breast cancer 7 years after her initial diagnosis.  She is like a sister to me.  We were married 6 weeks apart (she went first), birthed our babies together(she went first), potty trained our boys together, she has cared for my sick children while I tried to break away from St. Jude and we have spent nearly every Friday night together since our children were little and it was too hard to go out and do anything else.  There are no words for her place in my heart except sister.  She is a warrior and full of God's grace.  We met at Olivet but she was closer to my Randy than me at that point due to their majors.  I am so glad our paths intersected and that we have been able to share so much.

This page is not about Jill's journey and mine with her- but it is about God moving me to a different place before her second battle.  Although I am not working less...I am right in town - and that is where I want and need to be. I love our quick lunches at my house. HIS timing and HIS ways are always right and perfect.  I don't know why she is having to fight this fight again - but it is already evident that she is "salt & light" as she fights the fight.  My prayer is that I can be the friend she needs me to be.

I made this page this summer and didn't post it - it felt too private- but now, it seems right. Feel free to stop reading at any point and get back to your life.  I know the journaling is long...but this is my story of how God moved like he did for Gideon...for me. HE is an awesome God! (Click on the image to be able to enlarge the photo.)

Merry Christmas and wishing you a joyful 2013.


1 comment:

  1. Oh Valerie, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Best wishes to her and to you as you give her the support she will need. Great layout! The journaling is awesome! Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!