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Heather is a brain cancer survivor who lives life on the edge. She loves her family, her bald head and, most of all, her Savior’s grace. She lives in the sunny yet very humid state of Florida with her husband, three children and 2 dogs, a miniature schnauzer named Bailey...

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  1. I love this…especially the reminder that Jesus means what He says.
    Or, to phrase it like my Daddy used to, “I’m not just whistlin’ Dixie, young lady.”
    Thank you so much for writing this! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Blessings and grace to you and your family Heather. We walk those hospital corridors with you. I know that God has a plan for our profoundly disabled daughter and He will reveal it in his time. He has a plan for how the rest of the family is to care for her and love her in her uniqueness. It is revealed to us each day as we put one foot in front of the other and walk in faith knowing HE IS ALWAYS THERE! Thank you for reminding me of that.

  3. I’m new to the site and so needed your post today. God has been teaching me this very same thing….even times when I am in the valley and don’t “feel” like He’s here…He is! It’s all about faith! Thanks so much and may God bless you and your precious family!

  4. Thank you Heather for that reminder.
    Sometimes going through the day-to-day things in life, I can forget that. And then I am reminded that He is indeed always with me and will never leave me. This brings to mind the poem-Footprints in the Sand- the last part saying,
    …the LORD replied, “my precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you”…
    What a picture that brings to mind, the Lord picking me up and carrying me through those times when I just don’t think I can keep going for one more minute. WOW, that’s amazing!
    Blessings, MrsTina

  5. “…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2
    Thinking of you and yours (and John’s) this day.

  6. God is with us always, even when we don’t see or feel His presence. Sometimes in a busy world, we forget to look for Him, turning to Him only when crisis hits. Yet day by day, the LORD is with us. Minute by minute, as we make decisions, He is with us. He knows the decisions we will make, before we make them. He knows the outcome of those decisions, before we experience them. God, Maker and Creator and Center of our Universe…He is always present.
    I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matt 28:20
    I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. Psalm 73:23
    The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone-John 8:29

  7. I so needed to hear that as we have had a rough week at our house. Thank you for the reminder and for sharing your heart.

  8. Heather, your words continue to encourage and inspire so many. Thank you for sharing your story, your heart, and our AWESOME God!
    I too remember those moments when our son was in the PICU for 51 days clinging to life…there was ONE verse that stood out as a beacon of light in those dark and scary times, John 16:32 “Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”
    Much Love,
    Melissa in Mel’s World

  9. Heather…you are an inspiration for true faith.
    I love your heart and your honesty so very much!
    Thank you for your perspective and reminder. He IS always with me. He is. And I believe He is.

  10. Heather~~ I honestly needed to read this today. My daughter is going through an illness that is taking its toll on us. I know that God is always there, but it is still good to be reminded. Thanks so much for sharing this. I posted it on my Facebook page.

  11. fantastically beautiful. truth so easily forgotten when circumstances bury us, and we can’t see the Light as easily.
    Thanks Heather.