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She would not want me to tell you how brave
she was and is . . .
she’d tell you she just did what she had to doand will continue to do so.
She got cancer shortly after the birth of their second child,
went for chemo and radiation.
The first year of her baby’s life is a blurr.
yet, a complaint was rarely heard from her.
She was definitely what I would call, brave.
She had been cancer free for over 15 years
and then the type of radiation she had
was found to also caused cancer
This past year she’s been brave again,
fighting breast cancer
going through numerous surgeries.
She prepared before,
baking weeks in advance so her daughter could
have a memorable graduation party.
She was brave as she put her children first,
telling them after a special occasion.
She was brave to go on a vacation
to make memories before all the procedures.
And though the procedures following her surgeries
have been difficult, wearing and wearisome
with more pain than normal
and her heart has been heavier going through it all,
she still comes shining through for Jesus
weeping with others in similar situations
and pushing to continue to make family memories.
She has and is brave.
She’s a fighter in many ways.
Yes, this dear gal has been a very good example of
And I’m blessed to also call her my sister.
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Joining Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Friday.