From wife to widow
On February 14, 2017 my amazing husband passed away.
In December of 2014 my husband was diagnosed with cancer. He was hospitalized a total of 18 times. He spent more than 400 days in the hospital during the last two years. He fought so hard. During his battle with cancer he continually declared the goodness of God.
His death has left me a widow with a six year old and five year old. Our two income home became a one income home when my husband was diagnosed with cancer and we thought that would be temporary. Yet his death means our home will continue to be one income. I have a full time job but my income doesn't cover all our expenses.
During this very difficult time I want to be able to devote my attention to my children who are hurting so much. I am truly thankful to all those who have given. It helps alleviate the financial burden that comes with a cancer diagnosis and death.
November 21, 1985- February 14, 2017
No words describe how amazing Mel was. And he fought so hard. He was, is and always will be my hero and my best friend. Right before he took his last breath I told him that he won and that he was going to greet Jesus soon. I told him that I would be strong for the kids and never let them forget him. And I told him I loved him. I'm thankful that yesterday he opened his eyes when I spoke and nodded his head when I asked him questions. After he passed there was such a peaceful presence felt in the room. I still feel it. Earlier this morning when it didn't look like he was going to make it I felt so strongly God whisper that He was going to see us through. As soon as they told me that Mel was no longer breathing praises to God began leaving my mouth. On the good and in the bad. In the happy and in the sad. In times of joy and in times of sorrow. Please keep my children and myself in your prayers as this is going to be the most difficult thing we experience.
Thank you to all who have donated. If you are able we appreciate all of the donations. I want to be able to spend time with my children to help them heal and the financial burden we have is great.
And we are devastated. We are hurting. Our hearts are broken. It is a very painful position to be in where you desperately need a miracle. But the doctor did say he doesn't know what tomorrow holds. And that is correct. He doesn't know what tomorrow holds, but God does. And so every day we continue praying for that miracle. Every day we continue praying that God will completely heal and restore my husband. Every day we continue to declare God's ability to heal because He still does heal. He still can change situations around.
And so we ask that you would continue to pray for that miracle. And that you would continue to keep my husband, two children and myself in your prayers. Our trust in God isn't shattered but I would be lying if I said we weren't in pain. Because this is very painful. Please pray that God continues to give us peace, comfort and strength.
"I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth."