Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Little Bit of My Heart

The kids and I came up to the beautiful Smoky Mountains for a few days of rest and will be joined by my sweet hubby tomorrow night.  I can’t wait for him to arrive.  I need him to be here because, once again, I feel like a part of me is missing.  Last week it was the kids at camp, and now it’s my man.    I’m ready for my whole family to be together and stay together for more than just a few days.


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This is what I am looking at while I am drinking my coffee and reading my Bible and playing on my computer. 




And this is my Bible!  This is the Word of God!  This is Truth!  This is full of His promises!


Right now, I am leaning on His promise to fill me and my family with strength as my mom has just, this day,  been diagnosed with breast cancer.


I am claiming His promise that we CAN do all things through Him who gives us strength.


I am believing that by the stripes on Jesus’ back, my mom IS healed!


I am trusting that this is the road that God wants us to travel right now and we will do it with Him holding our hands and directing us every step of the way.


I believe the Word when it says that with God all things are possible!


Can I just tell you what God is to me?


He is my Strength!  He is my Fortress!  He is my Peace!  He is  my Comforter!  He is my Provider!  He is my Father!  He is my Daddy!  He is full of wisdom!  He in control, and I fully trust in His perfect will!


He holds my mama in His hands and He knows just what she needs!


He knows what you need today also.  Don’t ever forget that, sweet friends.




This sign hangs on the wall in the cabin that we are staying in.  How perfect that God would put us in a cabin full of pictures and signs that speak to my family so clearly during this time.  I thank Him and praise Him for that gift.


I will definitely be casting my cares upon the Lord, because I know full well that He cares for me!!!


If you believe in the power of prayer like I do, please pray for my mom.  Her name is Judy.


Thank you.


I love you all.



Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Judy is definately in His hands...I know that the Lord has been with me each step of the way through surgery, chemo, radiation and continues every day...He will for your mom too!

Pam said...

Amy, you and your Mom are in my prayers.

Take care,

Angela said...

Oh Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. But you have already stated any and everything I could have shared with you. God is the greatest physcian. I will so join you in prayer that God keeps you and your Mom and family under his wing. He will never forsake us as you well know. You already know what I am going thru with Mother on hospice , so anytime you need to talk or maybe us just cry and pray together , Honey I am here. I hope once your hubby gets there you can have some peace and have a great vacation. Love the cabin and your view. God's work is so apparent where you are. I love the mountains. Sending you hugs, prayers and blessing.
Thru Nanas Window

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. That has got to be scary news, but I'm thankful you have the Lord in your life and are leaning on Him. If our God is for us then what can stand against?! I will be praying for Judy; for her healing, for strength and for peace.
I'm sending you my love,

Stephanie said...

You are right... all things are possible through God, and He is THE GREAT COMFORTER... prayers for you and your mom. And your husband... it's interesting I wrote about my husband and how a piece of me is missing when we are apart too :) Hope you have a lovely vacation.

NanaDiana said...

Oh Amy~ I am so sorry that this has happened to your Mom...to your family...to you! I am praying for Judy and I know that cures come sometimes in miracles and sometimes through the miracle of conventional medicine. So, have her use whatever resources that are available to her. I am assuming they did a biopsy? Is there any lymph node involvement? You know me...working at a hospital...I want to know. You can email me privately if you want to ...you know I am always here for you, Ames! Love to you- God bless you..and relax as much as you can and enjoy your time with your family. God is taking care of your Mom~ xo Diana

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

oh dear, Amy. I will be keeping you and your mom in my prayers. But I have realized over the past year that people of great faith, like you, seem to make it through these situations so much more easily than others.

Becky C said...

We will walk this road together.
It may not be easy, but we'll have Him leading the way...
Love you, my friend

Mary said...

Keeping your dear mother in my prayers, Amy. My niece who is four was diagnosed with lymphoma this week, too. We are claiming His promises and trusting in HIM!
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose." Romans 8:28
Praying for peace and healing for your mother and your family, during this trial.
Much love.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers illness. I pray that you both feel his strength and peace always. Blessings my friend.

BECKY said...

Hi Sweetie!
I love that you're getting away, and that your hubby will join you soon!
I would feel odd with my girls and no hubby, too!

I am praying for your Mom, and know that God is busy looking after her every need. May He bathe you both in His peace, and may you feel the strength and safety of His loving arms around you.

Relax...have a wonderful time...He is celebrating the day He breathed life into you...fun thought, huh?

Hugs n joy,

Debbie said...

I was about to tell you how much I loved a Smokey Mountain retreat when I got to the part about your mom.

I would be very honored to be part of the team of prayer warriors for her. I will pray with the heart of a daughter who loves her mother deeply and trusts her God completely.

(And as I pray for her, I'll pray for you the way that I would want others to pray for me.)

Lydia said...

I just said a prayer for your mom. We are walking the "cancer road" with my Dad. Even as he is dying, he is pointing to Jesus- so many people have been inspired by his blog aimingatheaven.blogspot.com. Your mom should start a blog on her journey- I know so many people are affected by breast cancer- it could really inspire and encourage!

Lydia said...

Sorry- my Dad's blog is titled Aiming at Heaven but the address is http://davidccarson.blogspot.com/

A Rosy Note said...

Oh Amy, I wish I could reach through the computer and give you a big hug right now. I'm so sorry to hear what your mom is going through. I'll definitely keep her in my prayers. Hope you enjoy the time away with your family. xo Tricia

Anonymous said...

I will be sending all my good thoughts to you and your mom so that you may accept whatever may be in the days to come.

Debra said...

Amen, Amy. and your mom is in my prayers!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mom. Your faith is truly a testimony of your walk with the Lord and God will be there each step of the way.

I'm always reminded that NOTHING catches God by surprise..he's there...right in the midst of this situation and he will be your strength.

Have a wonderful time with your family.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Amy........big hug!! For you and your Mom!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, you are not meant to do this alone! Praying for your mom...please let her know that I, too, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (age 37)- had major surgery and chemotherapy and the Lord was with me and guided me and helped me throughout the entire journey...He does as He says :) And, I am thankful! A year out from Chemo, and I am in a whole new place of learning to live on...beyond my cancer diagnosis. Sweet Jesus, be with Judy today, guide her, love her, comfort her and peace and blessings upon her and her family! Amen! ~C

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

We have a cabin the Western NC mountains and it is so beautiful and peaceful there. I am sure you are enjoying it. But so sorry to hear about your mom. I'll be praying for her. I agree you are looking for hope in the right place.

Ido said...

I'm so sorry about your mom, I will keep her in my prayers and also will keep you.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

What a magnificent testimony!
God is Sovereign in all things. I too, know that He holds the WORLD in His hands.
You know that all His promises are true.
So with that comes confidence that no matter what trials we face-- we can say with confidence, Though He slay me, YET will I TRUST HIM! AMEN?

Praying for you my sister and for God's Mercy and Grace in yours and your Mom's lives.

Cecelia said...

Our dear Amy, Two years ago my husband was given the news that he had colon cancer.I thought our world would never be the same again, but..... I was wrong. I got on my knees and just turned the whole thing over to the Lord. I knew I could not handle it on my own. I felt a peace that only He can give. We had a really rough year but in the end.. Praise God he is cancer free. It' all God!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, sweetie - I was saddened to hear of your mom's diagnosis. I will keep her in my prayers and will be praying for a miraculous healing! Enjoy your vacation with your family and rest in the Lord's arms. ♥ Hugs ~

xoxo laurie

Marilyn Holeman said...

Praying for you and your mom!


saltbox treasures said...

Hi Amy, I'm sorry to hear about your mother. She will be in my prayers. There are so many great treatments today. Knowing that God is in control of all gives us such peace.
You are loved.
~ Julie

Amy Bowman said...

Sweet Amy. I will be lifting your mom and your family up in prayer. I can't wait to hear about the 'treasures' you all find from our great God during this difficult time, because I know you have the eyes to see. He is with you. He is with your mom. He is able to do way more that we can think or imagine!! I know you know all of this, and I know He is already revealing Himself through simple but beautiful ways....like that sign. Praying, praying.

Green Willow Pond said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. But as you know, our God is bigger than cancer. Life is full of both good and bad, but God works in all things. I will pray for your mom and for you for healing, peace and hope. God bless you Amy.

Mindy said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and this post caught my eye. I said a prayer for your mom. Of course I don't know you or your mother, but I do know your heavenly Father, for He is mine too. I'm so glad He is able to hold us all and He listens when we call out to Him. Blessings!