Things I Love Thursday: My BFF

My BFF, Katie B, is an amazing woman. She’s an awesome woman of faith. An incredible mother. A loving wife. And, above all, a lifelong friend. I LOVE her. MUCH!

Today, Katie starts yet another chemo plan. In Houston. At MD Anderson. Far away from me.

I don’t like it.

I don’t like that I’m not near her. I HATE that she has cancer. I DESPISE that she has been fighting this particular battle with her liver for two years. I quake with ANGER and FEAR when I remember that we almost lost her last year.

But I LOVE her. I LOVE her children. I LOVE her husband (in a totally appropriate way of course). And, I LOVE that God has put me in her life and her in mine. I LOVE what I have seen God do for her and because of her during this journey. I LOVE the people I’ve met because I walk with her. I LOVE how the Body of Christ surrounds someone who is hurting. I LOVE the closeness I feel to my heavenly Father when I am on my knees praying for her. Through my relationship with her, I have learned much about God’s LOVE.

Today is a big day. Katie begins a very aggressive treatment plan. The first 48 hours will be crucial to see how her body reacts to the drugs. I am asking, no begging, that everyone who feels comfortable take a minute to pray for her today. Pray for her body. Pray for her soul. Pray for God’s healing power. Pray His light shines even in the darkest moments.

I am setting my alarm for 8:30AM when the treatments are supposed to begin and for every hour after that. I plan to stop and pray for her each time the phone beeps at me. Can you set your alarm for a special time today? And, at that moment, when the beeping starts, will you pray for her? Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

For more info, visit Katie’s Caring Bridge Page.

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12 Comment

  1. Alana says: Reply

    I am praying for your friend! And for you to be strong to support her through this time!!

    1. Kathy says: Reply

      Thanks Alana!

  2. Holli Kimsey says: Reply

    Thank you for an awesome post Kathy!! Love and prayers for Katie and Scott and the kids!!!!

  3. Pam Faletra says: Reply

    Standing in prayer with you for your dear friend. xoxoxoxo

  4. Lisa K. says: Reply

    I love this picture of the 2 of you! We will be praying over here for Katie too!

  5. KB says: Reply

    I love having such a great friend too. God has blessed me beyond measure. Love you and so thankful for the prayers when I’m not able to pray myself. 🙂

    1. Kathy says: Reply

      Wow! You’re feeling pretty good if you’re reading the blog. Love you more than words can express girl.

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