AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: November 13, 2012 | COMMENTS: 9 Comments
CATEGORIES: Glass City Parent, Health & Safety,
I dread moments like this.
I truly loathe them but I have come to learn that they are part of life’s journey. All of us have unwelcome curveballs land in our lives at one point or another. One recently bounced into the life of a friend. Today I’m asking you to hold her in prayer.
As many of you know, I appear every Wednesday morning on a local morning radio show. Rick and Mary Beth are beloved Toledo radio personalities and I’m delighted to spend time with the every week. For those of you “out of towners” my segments usually include a mom related story, banter, and lots and lots of laughing. The laughing is a given.
This morning Mary Beth announced she has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. A recent diagnosis, she’s starting chemo therapy on Thursday. Mary Beth is hopeful but scared. As she told her listeners this morning, she was her same spirited self but I could hear the disbelief in her voice. I can only imagine how surreal it would be to share this kind of news with the world. Nevertheless, she handled it with grace, humor and determination. She’s a class act and a very brave woman.
I texted her after her announcement promising support. I told her about the miracle of the power of prayer.
“Prayers works. I swear. You will feel them. I promise.”
This is something I know.
(Oh…and I may have said something about “kicking cancer’s ass“! You know…for good measure!)
So, please put your prayer warrior armor on and have my back on this one. Lift Mary Beth and her family in prayer. I want her to feel this.
And, while holding her in prayer please remember all our loved ones fighting similar battles. The power of prayer can lift all of them, but we need to do this together. Right now.
To watch and listen to Mary Beth’s announcement today, click here….and get a tissue.