I have been treading turbulent waters this past year or so. My daughter would sometimes call me early in the morning before work or later in the evening after she put the boys to bed. There would be excitement in her voice as she talked, “ Mom, I just HAVE to read you my devotional for the day. It blessed me and I know that it will bless you too.” She would proceed to read her daily devotional to me and she was right; it would indeed bless me. For many years I have read a devotional called The Daily Bread. I really liked the one Paige was reading as well. It is written in first person as though God himself is speaking to you and it seemed as though it was written just for me. The words were “spot on” what I needed to hear for that particular day. I commented that I wanted to purchase a copy of that particular devotional book. On Christmas morning, one gift I opened was a copy of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young from Paige and another gift was an iPad from all of my kids. I didn’t realize at the time how much I would cling to each of those gifts in the coming months. My day begins with reading “Jesus Calling” and ends by reading “The Daily Bread”. My iPad keeps me in touch with my four little boys on a daily basis. I have since ordered nine copies of Jesus Calling in both adult and children’s versions to give away to others. Ethan and Lance read the children’s copy at home knowing that Grandma Nicki is reading the adult version of the same book. Sometimes they read their copy aloud to me. It is something we do together while we are apart from one another.
Yesterday the mail lady delivered a package to me. It came from an Etsy store in North Carolina. Inside was a beautiful necklace. The sterling chain had three separate charms on it. One charm was a silver cancer bow, another a rectangle with the word “Fight “ stamped on it and the third charm was a circle that read, “Like a Girl”. I love it………Fight… cancer… like a girl. I don’t know the giver’s name of my precious necklace so I will send you my thanks via this blog. I am fighting.