Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Putting Things in Perspective

To put things in perspective from yesterday, I just wanted to post about a friend of mine from my choir who has been on my mind a lot recently. My friend Courtney is a fantastic musician- she went to BYU at the same time that I did and got her masters in vocal performance. She is also a wonderful, caring person and a great mom. She had her fourth baby 5 days after I had Adelyn. At our last choir rehearsal, we found out that earlier that day she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. I just can't even imagine what it would be like to have a brand new baby with three older kids and then have a crisis like that hit on top of it all. It definitely makes my current challenge of trying to keep Jackson from pushing Adelyn too hard in her baby swing and dumping cereal on the floor a bit laughable to even call a "challenge."

Today at 5:30 a.m. she went in for surgery on the tumor. You can read more about it on her blog. I am praying really hard for her that things will go well. If you have any extra prayers to send her way, she could definitely use them. Meanwhile, I am thankful for good health and for her example of courage and good humor in incredibly difficult circumstances. My heart and thoughts are with you today, Courtney!


Lara said...

Oh my gosh! How awful. Thanks for letting me know...I am a FB friend, but didn't know she had a blog. I will also keep her in my prayers. So scary, and yes...lots of perspective.

Ranell said...

Prayer is powerful, I can definitely attest to that. I don't know Courtney but I will be praying for her. Good for you for allowing this awful situation to serve as a reminder of how good you have it. I know if I were in Courtney's shoes (which I really cannot even begin to imagine) I would at least like to know that something good was coming from it; even a reminder to be grateful each day for what we're blessed with.