fostering a grateful spirit

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl


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Harlow’s mom posted this picture this evening. It is among the most heartbreaking pictures I’ve ever seen. That face. Don’t you just want to squeeze her?
Sweet Harlow had her surgery today. They took a sample of the tumor for biopsy, but it was too large to remove completely. Even without having the pathology back, the surgeon confirms that the tumor is cancerous. There will be chemo, more surgery and radiation. My heart aches for this sweet girl, for her parents, and for how scared they all must be.
But I am grateful for my friends and family, both near and far, who are praying for her, sharing words of encouragement, and donating to the hospital. You hope and pray that you’ll never need your community to rally around someone you love because of a sad, scary situation, but I am thankful for the ways my community looks and feels a little like Jesus.

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I am also grateful for a dog who snuggled all day and for a husband who loves to snuggle us both.