“It’s a brain tumor.” That could almost feel like a death sentence.

“As I faced the terrifying surgery last year,” beautiful Naomi said to me in her lovely British accent, “I figured that this was pretty much the worse thing that I would ever have to face. So I said to myself, ‘What are you going to do?'”

The 20 year old stopped for a few seconds, wiping a tear out of her left eye.

Well, I decided that I was going to bless the Lord,” she simply stated.

“So when I woke up after the surgery, I blessed the Lord.  And when I realized that my facial nerves were damaged for now and that my face looked different, I blessed the Lord.  Every opportunity I got, I blessed the Lord.”

She looked at me with her crooked smile.

“And you know what?  He is amazing! He is wonderful.  He is beyond my understanding. And I love Him.”

Naomi, your walk with God challenges me to the core.  May the Lord burn your words deep within my heart. Today, I am choosing to bless the Lord with you whatever may come.

You make me proud to belong to the family of God with you.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

#246 my amazing body 

#245 The family of God

#244 Naomi’s parents

#243 Naomi’s faith

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