Monday, May 4, 2009
I find myself awash with tears tonight.
Jordan, a colleague of C’s, is pictured with his beautiful wife and four darling children; Sophie, Jack, Jonas and Owen. When Maggie was pregnant with the baby (Owen who is now 2) she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began treatment, but it moved aggressively to her lymph system and into her brain. Surgery that was performed this past winter has left her very weak and her tired body is growing weary of fighting. They have considered this “terminal” for quite some time, but late last night, we received an e-mail from Jordan detailing yesterdays MRI report from doctors. Cancer has continued to eat away and has moved to the part of the brain that controls respiration. It is untouchable and there is nothing more they can do. The doctors believe that these summer months are her last.
Beloved Mother, Devoted Wife, Willing Follower of her Jesus.
I ache for Jordan and their precious daughter and sons. And though I KNOW peace is hers in the promise of Eternity with her Lord, I ache for Maggie – for her mother’s-heart. How do you impart to your children everything you want to in a few short months? She has walked an impossible road with such dignity and grace and glorifies her Lord through her life and testimony.
Jordan is scheduled to board a plane this week to join C for 10 days in China. Their family continues to live every day counting the cost. I am in awe. While I struggle for sanity as a single mom to this brood with C out of the country, I think of Maggie. With every bedtime story I read and every load of laundry Im privileged to fold and every little boo-boo I get to bandage, I think of Maggie, knowing she is cherishing every one of these moments! What an amazing woman!
God speed the day He returns to wipe away every tear and bind up the brokenhearted!
Come Lord Jesus, Come!
Pray please, beloved friends, for these dear ones!
If you feel led, I had an idea too…I know we have felt an immeasurable support from our “blogging community”. While Jordan and Maggie do not have a blog for me to share with you, I would love for Maggie to know the names and faces of those praying for her. Wouldn’t it be fun to “shower” her with prayers and e-mails during the next 2 weeks while her husband is out of the country? Lets bless this amazing Mommy on this, possibly her last Mother’s Day. (Trust me, I know how much encouragement is needed during the weary days of mothering alone!) You can leave a comment and I’ll get it to Maggie or I will forward any e-mails or verses or encouragement you want to send to her:
I know many of you reading this have little sweet-hearts in heaven. Maggie, I can imagine, will one day have the special task of “mothering” these little ones until He calls each of us HOME!
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