And before I finish this post I want to ask your prayers for a few extremely special people in my life.
My mom, my niece, and the daughter of a dear friend, are all fighting different forms of cancer. My mom has bravely chosen to undergo chemotherapy to prolong her life. There is no cure for the advanced stage of cancer she is fighting.
My seven year old niece, Keegan, is also undergoing chemotherapy. She has leukemia. The form of it that she has is the more curable type, but Keegan has been battling the cancer on more than one front. A few short days ago she was rushed to the hospitlal with a life-threatening blood clot. And she has more than two years of difficult treatment still in front of her.
And, Ava, the daughter my dear friend, Esther, has been diagnosed very recently with the worst type of leukemia. Ava is only five. Her parents are heartbroken over what is happening to Ava.
My three year old grandson, Hudson, is struggling with life-threatening allergies. We have all been trained in how to use an epi-pen. And this weekend we are attending a CPR class so that we will be prepared for any anaphylactic emergency.
So, as much as I am enjoying this season of excitement surrounding my book, I am also acutely aware that the world doesn't revolve around me. I am thankful that these wonderful loved ones have helped me to realize how precious the gift of life, and especially love, really is. So if you are reading this, thank you for caring enough about me to follow my publishing journey. But may I ask you to say a prayer for those loved ones, in my life and yours, who have opened our eyes to what is really important. May God bless you..