There are no words for how much Amy and her family mean to me. really. none. She is one of the bravest people I know. Back in May when Amy went to the doctor to investigate what she thought was a clogged milk duct, it was shocking news to find that it was not a clogged duct, but in fact a tumor and she was almost immediately diagnosed with breast cancer...stage three requiring chemo, radiation and a double mastectomy. The news came hard and fast, and decisions had to be made. quickly.
When I found out I cried, a lot, then left a pretty terrible crying message on Amy's voicemail. In hindsight that was probably super unhelpful...But Amy has always been, well Amy. She has walked beside me through really great times in my life, and some hard times, too. It was a SHOCKING reminder that cancer can touch anyone. I really already knew this because my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, but Amy is 31, she has an eight month old baby. This isn't supposed to happen to her.
Have Faith. That is what Amy has been doing. She is great at that...she always has been.
So now, Charis has turned one and a two weeks later Amy had a double mastectomy. Her prognosis looks good, she still has radiation to go, and though they never give you a clean bill of health once you have cancer, there is much to celebrate. These photos were taken just before her surgery a few weeks ago, and they serve as a powerful reminder of the journey the Lord has her on. And Adam. Adam, her best friend and husband and rock. It is their journey together. The pictures of Charis are a reminder that she is a God-send and a joy to love. She has the best personality- she gets that from her mom:) You can read more of Amy and her familiy's story here.