Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Heads up! This is way out of my comfort zone, so bare with me.
Some of you may be friends with gracenfaith too and already know she got hurt about a month ago, but I don't think even she has let anyone know how serious this is. I watched her recover when she was younger from an injury that most would have given into or just given up completely on life its self. She truly is one of the strongest people I have ever meet. She had torn also all the tendons and ligaments in her left leg, had a double stress fracture in her left ankle, fractured her leg knee, left hip and slipped several disc in her lower back and the doctors told her she would be lucky to walk normal if at all and then to enjoy it while it lasted. I watched her fight with everything her little body could handle daily and go from a wheelchair to walking on her own in about a years time. Everyone who truly knew her was amazed and the doctors were in shock and still told her she be lucky to be able to maintain more than 3 years because her muscle were not going to rebuild. When you left Florida we stayed in touch off and on. Where she informed me she was battling cancer, I wanted to come help her but she refused telling me she was strong enough! She was and survived round one as I found out my own wife had cancer. She encouraged us both so much and even came out to be with my wife for her first round of chemo and radiation without a word to either of us so just showing up. My wife lost her battle within 6 months of her diagnose but almost daily Grace and her would talk. Grace was more comfort to her than words can say, my wife would tell me how amazing it was that someone could do and be so loving even with 1000 miles separating them and this from someone who didn't even really know my wife until her that first day of treatments. After my wife passed I kind of fell apart and separate from everyone I knew. Grace didn't give up on me. Then she had another accident that torn up her right knee completely. The doctors would normally use tissue from the opposite knee to rebuild but found out quickly there was nothing of use and had to use her right thigh tissue making her recovery even harder than most. And once again she was told she would be lucky to be able to walk normal ever. During her recovery she was once again diagnosed with cancer. She is so strong and her very loving new husband watched her once again beat all of her doctors predictions. She once again beat the cancer. And to everyone amazement she lose over 70lbs within a year of her last surgery of 13 in a years time and starting dancing, running, biking, climbing, hiking, everything the sky was the limit she was going to enjoy life to the fullest. When I got to Texas I was surprised to see how fit and amazing she looked. The pictures she had send me didn't do her justice. She is very shy about herself except when it comes to her faith. She is walking testimony and has been for many years. When she left her 1st husband I thought that one of best things she would ever did. He was very controlling and abusive to her and their children. He would have never stood by her. I went back and read some of her blogs she has shared with sparkers so wish I would have fought harder to stay apart of her life better so maybe I could have helped her get away from him sooner. She didn't share all of it with me personally but I know that without a doubt that man is an ass and doesn't deserve the kindness she shows him because of the fact that they have kids together. She still stays quiet about a lot and refuses to delete him from her kids live. She refuses to let anyone talk bad him about in front of kids and encourages her children to have a good relationship with their father. She is the most amazing mom on the planet and I can say that knowing my wife would have agreed completely. She silently found cancer a third time only telling her husband and a few friends. I think her oldest daughter knew but refuses to admit it. Her oldest daughter is so strong, independent, and just as stubborn as her mother. She is one to watch out for because if she wants it she's going to get it in a good way. She is so like her mother it's almost scary! The bond between the two of them is amazing to watch. Now, that she has hurt her back, I know she is facing another fight and even thought on the outside she is being so strong, I can tell she's scared. Since this is work related and the doctors don't really care about her history or seem to want to take her seriously. Those of us who know it her can tell she is really hurting physically and emotionally. She has said more than once its fells like she's taken a hundred steps backwards. She is trying her best to handle everything and boy has her faith been tested. She still smile daily, loves her kids to the fullest, does as much as possible for everyone, works her job to her fullest (the few days she has has miss for appointments, they closed in room almost, I think her campus depends on her too much!), and I haven't hear her once blame anyone for what happened to her. I talked to her husband about it and he is just amazed by how she still is walking completely by faith in her heavenly Father.
She still has her glow and is a true example of what God wants from his children! So I am asking everyone and anyone to pray for in way she has asked whose close to her to pray 'For God's will to be done in her life. Rather is that she would recover or not that she would be an instrument for God's glory to shine through and around her always.' What a powerful testimony to all!!!
thanks. see you around!