It's really interesting to me how the Lord prepares us to deal with challenges. I think it was around February or March when I first heard the Rascal Flatts song "I Won't Let Go". I really liked it and would find it on Youtube and listen to it every now and then. I started reading some of the comments under the videos; to my surprise most of them were about someone who had gone through cancer of some kind and a family member saying how the song exemplified the situation. As Anna started to go in for biopsies and tests to see what was going on with her, the message of the song kept coming back to my mind and I started to see that I was being prepared to hear those words; "It's cancer".
It was still really hard when I heard them, but I feel like I was ready to start moving forward immediately and not spend too much time being sad or feeling cheated. The following song and video started out as a 'thank you' to our family and friends but turned into something for Anna to show her strength and impact that she has had on other people's lives, and to remind her of those people who love and support her.
If you would like to watch the video the link is below: