If her story can point others to Him then it has been worth telling. If the pain in her life can lead one person to Him then I pray that someday she will see and say too, "That it was all worth it." If the long nights, the lonely days, the broken moments over the last two years can change my heart the way that they have then I will tell the Father, "THANK YOU for choosing me to be her mommy. For allowing me to love her. For bringing me to this place in my life where I can say to you, "It has been worth it." I am not the same and will never be again because He let me be a part of her story and He allowed me to share it with the world.
Today I had the privilege of sharing good news. To share with you that her lungs are free from tumors, and her body is free from lymphomas is good news. It feels so good to say that! Tonight I had the opportunity to share "the" good news of who Christ is and how much He loves us. It feels even better to say that! I got to share with a friend, a friend who I love dearly, what a difference knowing Jesus makes in my life and that He can make that difference in hers too. Without my Ashley, without her struggles, without her pain, without her transplant, without her story, I would have never had this chance. God is God and He knows what He is doing even when we don't understand. Trusting Him even when I was frightened and uncertain of the future was worth it. If one life, one heart, one soul comes to know Him then it has been worth it.
Please pray for my friend. God loves her as much as He loves Ashley. As much as He loves me. As much as He loves you. He can do great things in her life too. I believe that He can.
Thank you for sharing with me. You have shared your time, your talents, your most precious treasures with me. I will forever be humbled by your presence here on Ashley's story. God is using each one of you in our lives and I am grateful. Good night my friends. Trish