This is a true story of my families life with blindness, cancer, heart surgery and so much more: also with all the miracles that went hand-in-hand with each one. I told this story with my heart and my perception of what happened. I will be introducing you to my husband Mike, a wonderful husband and father. Cole who is blind and a cancer survivor, who has also over gone over 52 surgeries in his thirteen years of life with many miracles from God. Clay my youngest who has shown his great courage and love for God through heart surgery, allergies and asthma.
When I started to journal when I was pregnant with Cole. I never dreamed that I would be able to take that journal and make it into a book. Who would have thought that my life, my families life would have been so filled with hardship and miracles that a book could be made.
As I sit here thinking about what I would like you to know. A thought came into my mind, Did I want this life, is this my childhood dream and fantasy of what my family would be like? The answer to this would first have to be an honest no!, but believe me as fast as that no would leave my lips the yes would be already emerging. Please know I would not want the pain and suffering my children have endured, I would change that. But to think of my life with out them, I can not.
I am grateful for all that happened as I feel it has all blessed us in so many ways already and I know deep down there will be many more blessings to come. I think to my self, with out this journey would we be as close to each other as we are?, would God be as big apart in our lives as he is?, would we be the people we are; growing daily from our mistakes and repenting for them. I can honestly say I do not know! I want to say yes to these questions, but deep in my heart I am who I am today because of my journey and allowing God to be my guide in this life, not my humanness being my guide.
I know God had his hand on us from the beginning and before this journey started. He has kept us going when we humanly should not have been able to. I have learned that I must start my faith in him a new every day, I can not live on yesterdays faith alone.
I am writing this story to bring glory to God as you will witness his wonderful miracles in our daily lives as a family who struggles with many difficult situations. This book not only tells our story, but it is a testimony to the fact that, no matter what life gives you; all things are possible with the help of God. I want you to see how strong our boys are physically, emotionally and spiritually so that you may know that no matter how small you are, God is with you and will help you through all things if you truly surrender yourself to him. My hope is that this book will be an encouraging resource to assist you along your own personal journey. May it bring you great comfort to know that you are not alone.