Thursday, September 20, 2012


this is an update on my sweet, ohio friend, susie. remember her...i have blogged a few times about her. susie found out she had a brain tumor at the beginning of the year. not only that but she was pregnant! yeah, brain tumor and pregnancy, as if one is not enough to think about without the other. susie had brain surgery while pregnant, had baby annie only a few weeks year (Praise the Lord!!!) took a few weeks off to be with her family and then started a serious journey of radiation. today, susie finished her last radiation treatment!!! i am so excited for her!! she even made time to blog about it today. i can not believe how upbeat she has chosen to be about this whole journey! and while she is not quite finished yet, she is taking time to enjoy life with her friends and family. i love when she will randomly text me about hair stuff, or to say that she is praying for me...really? if i were her, i am not sure that i would be willing to spare any of my prayers on someone else!! honesty, even if you didnt ask for it. susie has been honest too. she has sad that she gets tired. she has lost some of her hair. she doesnt always feel 100%. but what i always hear susie saying is "thank you". in the midst of the most trying time in her life, she has always stopped to be thankful for what God is doing and showing her. its so inspiring!

it is still so crazy that in a matter of a few months, so much has happened in susie's life, and in the lives of those very close to her. we still do not know exactly how all of this will play out, but there is comfort in knowing our Creator and Healer already knows and has a divine plan! please pray with me for susie. for her complete healing from cancer. please pray for her doctors. please pray for her husband, ben, and their four children (simon, talya, charlie, and annie).

i love you, susie!! wish i could be there to celebrate with you! i wish i could be there for a fun girls day of haircuts!! :) (susie told me this week she and her daughter Talya have been waiting for me to come back to cut their hair...i have been gone for a year!! lol!) you are one of the strongest, most optimistic people i have ever met, not to mention one of the most honest, which is my favorite about you! :) i am blessed to know you! cant wait to see how God is going to continue to use you for His Glory!

check out ben and susie's family blog for the most up to date info and how you can help meet their needs! there are some great pics on there too! can you believe that mask she had to wear...yikes!

blessings, ALo

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