She Has Overcome


10296634_765089633525106_5060874179762599544_nI have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

That’s the verse printed on the inside of this bracelet. It’s been on my wrist almost constantly for the last year. I took that picture April 30th of 2014. It’s in support of Amy. I’ve told you about Amy.

Early this morning, she ran out of tomorrows. She is cancer free now, and she has overcome this world. And this world is a colder, darker place today.

She leaves behind a devoted husband, 2 young girls, two siblings, her mother, father, and countless friends whose lives she enriched.



Her daughters brought her this flower. I understand she held it until the end.


You were truly a gift from God. A light that shone too brightly for this world. I am blessed to have been a part of your life and heartbroken that your role in mine has come to an end. I know, my tears will dry and I will be left with only the blessing, but today is not that day.

Claim your crown and your new body. Rest in the peace you so richly deserve.

7 thoughts on “She Has Overcome”

  1. For Amy:

    May Christ Who was crucified for your sake
    free you from excruciating pain.
    May Christ Who died for you
    free you from the death that never ends.
    May Christ the Son of the living God,
    set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise,
    and may He, the true Shepherd
    recognize you as one of His own.
    May you see your Redeemer face to face
    and standing in His presence forever,
    may you see with joyful eyes
    Truth revealed in all its fullness.


  2. I lost my soul mate three days after Thanksgiving, 2008 at 6am.

    She had survived for 30 months and two weeks after being diagnosed.

    She was ost proud that she had “beat” the 24 month survival limit diagnosed by her doctor.

    It helps a lot to celebrate every milestone. Be as grateful as you can for every moment you get to know your loved one, Quietly recognize her courage. Always be there. When she is having a bad day, don’t try to cheer her up; just be there for her. Some days, the best thing you can do is to not make her be alone, Other days, let her complain without any response but sympathy. Do what you can to make her feel slightly less uncomfortable. Coddle her, encourage her when she wants to talk.

    Do not be discouraged when she expresses her outrage. She doesn’t want you to try to make it better ,,, she just wants you to know. When she tries to make it better for you, don’t let her see you weep.

    Don’t force her to eat; if she could, she would. Don’t try to make her eat foods that are too sweet; Her tastes will change, and where the week before she enjoys ice cream, this week she abide strong flavors, but prefers bland foods if she is willing to eat at all.

    There is nothing you can do to make it better; somedays, you can only make it worse. Don’t feel guilty; she can see that! Just accept each day, make it her gift to you, and know that if she can possibly get outside her skin and think about your pain, she would.

    Remember her as she was last year. If God wills that she recover, thank him. And if not, there may be a time when you can thank God for just letting it be over.

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