This morning my Bella read our daily Advent reading to me. If you look closely, you can see the script on the inside of the book, a gift from my dear friend, Bethy. We had to stop several times while Bella read because I was so sick. I’ve been up since four a.m. with nausea and pain, and she always finds me to rub my back and bring me water and waits tenderly beside me in the throes of my struggle.

I cried today. A lot. The years of battle are wearing me down. And I told her how thankful I was that the incarnation meant Jesus came near to us. How I just wish I could touch Him, to know He’s near because today He feels so far away. She snuggled in close and stroked my Bible. “Touch Him here, Mama.”

Oh y’all. What gift she is. How kind our Father is to give me my children as helpers and truth tellers. How in the stinging ache of cancer’s loneliness, He gives me the touch of her comfort… which is a tangible touch from Him.

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  1. Diane Williams Cook says:

    Honey, I’m thankful you have those precious blessings. I pray God will give you a miracle cure for your cancer. You have such a beautiful testimony through all this. Love and prayers for you and your family. ❤️

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  2. Susan Davenport says:

    Oh, His goodness to His children is precious. We love you and are so thankful for your family!! May He continue to strengthen you and yours in this earthly journey!!!

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  3. Susan says:

    Even with your descriptions of the things you experience, I can’t fathom what you’ve gone through for so long. My heart aches for you, and I beg God daily to heal you, and to give you and your family comfort, peace, and strength for each day. And what a blessing beyond words your dear daughter is. My prayers will continue.

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  4. Susan Davenport says:

    Praying for you and yours, dear sister. Please pray for Hannah Decker Keels. She was rushed to the hospital this morning with severe back and neck pain. Love you!!!!

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