This is Amy, a 36 year old mother of six.
On April 15th, 2010, she was diagnosed with a rare and terminal cancer: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Without treatment, she was given 1-3 weeks to live.
Visit this amazing woman's blog, Kisses for Amy, to read about her journey as she makes preparations to leave this earth and her family for a season. Surrounded by her family and friends, she is determined to face her future with faith, hope, courage and love.
She has shared some inspiring words of wisdom that are even more poignant coming from someone with her perspective.
"As I sit here in the early morning hours, I think of all the little things that I may have always taken for granted. These are things you never recognize until you come to the realization that the day may come soon that those little things may no longer be available to you to be a part of. This morning I spent almost an hour brushing and styling Lindsey's hair. I am sure that she probably hated almost every minute of it and the poor things hair really wasn't that fancy of a do, for having spent an hour being tortured. What she may never realize is how important that hour was to me and how much I appreciated being able to do that. It is incredible to me how important such a little task seems to me now as I am faced with the thoughts that I will not be here to do such simple tasks for my children in the future." ~Amy
You can learn more about this amazing family at Kisses for Amy. They were also featured on KSL television this week.
When I learn about trials like these, I'm so grateful for an eternal perspective. It is such a blessing.