Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Friend Marilyn

Today is my dear friend Marilyn's birthday. Last night I had the privilege of attending her birthday party with just a few close friends. She looked absolutely beautiful! We drank birthday smoothies because Marilyn can not have solid food. Marilyn has cancer of the unknown source in her abdominal area.

Marilyn is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 10--5 of which are under the age of 5--triplets will do that to you! She has been married for 50 years and a pastor's wife for 45 years and she has been a part of my life for almost 38 years.

Marilyn is a picture of grace and strength. She has battled cancer for over 16 months--with the grace, beauty and bravery like nothing I have ever seen. Today was the mark of a miracle. She defied the doctor's prognosis! The luck of the Irish--I think not. It is called an answer to prayer. Last night Marilyn gave praise and honor to God for answering all of our prayers and allowing her to be here for her birthday. We all praised and honored God for Marilyn's life and all that she means in ours. God is big--is all I can say!!

I have been blessed to have Marilyn in my life. God has done amazing things through this lady--mighty prayer warrior and friend. Christ has lived through her EveryDay! What an example to follow.