Julie-- my husband and I just started getting back into church, and we have been attending Grace Brethren. I am going for a double mastectomy on May 4th-- I have a BRCA 1, its a genetic mutation that causes cancer. My mother had breast cancer, ovarian cancer and my grandfather died of pancreatic cancer-- all this only a few short years ago. Both his Mother and sister died of breast cancer. Since I am done having children my next step is a preventive surgery. And I have been scared and tired of carrying this weight. I give it to God and then realize, I've taken it back. When your husband spoke on Sunday I had tears streaming down my face for the entire sermon. Your baby girl's fight has made my fight seem so small...and I can't tell you how many times I've put the shovel down and told God I am not strong enough for all this. And I look at my children and wonder if I tainted them with my genes. And then through your husband's words God reminded me, YOU are not strong enough. I AM.Thank you. :)
Bri, thank you so much for your sweet words. I read them to Matt just now and he was so happy that his words meant so much to you!! I would love to get in touch with you (and meet you face-to-face!). Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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