Thursday, October 18, 2012


some of you may know my sister has lung cancer (stage 4 Adenocarcinoma to be exact). She was diagnosed March of this year. There are around 9,000 people in the U.S. with the ALK mutation that causes this type of cancer. My sister is a healthy non-smoking home school mommy of 4 cute kiddos, the youngest is 2 years old.

If you know anything about lung cancer... it will take a supernatural miracle for her to be healed. And that is exactly what is taking place, you would never know she has lung cancer by looking at her. She is still homeschooling, taking the kids places, cleaning house, cooking dinners, and whatever else a mom does. It is often easy to forget she has cancer, you can't see it with your eyes.

Since she was diagnosed there have been a roller coaster of emotions that we all have felt. Many of which are hard to put into words....hard to share with others...hard for others to understand.... but something steadfast about Holly is that she has peace, she trusts God, no matter what he chooses to do. She is thankful for today and she trusts Him.... not just because He is the giver of tomorrow but because HE is who He says He is. Because He knows best.

Sure she is seizing the day with her little ones, relishing every moment, i know this has given her a different perspective.

Tonight i was talking with the hubs wondering what i would do differently if i wasn't so confident i had    50 more years to live. I want live with the understanding that today is what i have... i want to remember that none of us have a promise of tomorrow. I want to live fully!

My trust and peace is not in tomorrow or God's gift of healing but in HIM.

Please keep praying for my sister. She is operating on HIS healing strength now (she is at only 25% of the original cancer that was in her body). Pray for complete healing.  And also the supernatural miracle of not just life but life to the fullest.

Holly and family


  1. Heidi,
    Jim and I pray for a miraculous healing of Holly almost every night. We know our God is able!

    We love you all and will see you soon!

    Deb & Jim

  2. I have the ALK mutation which causes lung cancer in about 9,000 people in the US.