I Love My Friend Heather @AliveinMe

“It is not a question of God allowing or not allowing things to happen. It is part of living. Some things we do to ourselves, other things we do to each other. Our Father knows about every bird which falls to the ground, but He does not always prevent it from falling. What are we to learn from this? That our response to what happens is more important than what happens. Here is a mystery: one man’s experience drives him to curse God, while another man’s identical experience drives him to bless God. Your response to what happens is more important than what happens.” –Chip Brogden

Don’t you wonder sometimes why some people suffer so much and your life is sailing on? I wonder this daily about my best friend Heather @AliveinMe. She has had 3 brain surgeries to stop severe epilepsy and is living in constant pain as a result of her 3rd surgery. And she still has seizures! I am so sorry for her suffering and the pain in her life. Even in the midst of it she is an incredible artist: jewelry designer extraordinaire, mom and wife, and an amazing Christian who gives God all praise and doesn’t blame Him for her circumstances.

Now they want to do a 4th surgery! It’s a Corpus Callosotomy http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/corpus-callosotomy. They want to separate the two hemispheres of her brain in order to control seizures! I don’t know if she will agree to a 4th brain surgery, but the quality of life quotient could push her to it.

If she does decide to go ahead — I want to be there. She lives in Philadelphia. I love her like my own sister. She is more than a friend, she has a big piece of my heart! I don’t want her to feel she has to be strong around me though. When she is crying and in pain a lot, she doesn’t call. Doesn’t want to inflict her emotional and physical pain on others. I do wish she would. I am praying for her with every breath, but I want to help bear her burdens. I love her.

I’m sure that’s how God feels about us when we’re hurting! Please join me in prayer for my dear friend and sister, Heather, @AliveinMe on Twitter. Thank you!

For Heather’s take on the 4th surgery idea, please refer to her blog post: http://hiswill4me.blogspot.com/ And thank you all for the RTs wonderful comments and prayers!

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6 thoughts on “I Love My Friend Heather @AliveinMe

  1. My Lovely Libby, such a way with words!!!! You take my breath away! I am in total agreement with you! You & Heather are not just my awesome friends you are my chosen family that will always be in my heart & thoughts!!! I to wish we could connect more with our dear sis & tat she didn't draw back! God gave us each other to life up & support & it is such an amazing work of God that our lives have come together that most people want to know how it happened & I can say nothing but "It's All GOD! I know we are hurting so bad for her But God has a plan, & it is being worked out! Maybe we should both get a plane & show up at here door!!! I'm there, what do you say?!!! I love you both with such deep love! And I thank God for you ! Jesus Girls! ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. Mare you are such a great friend. Heather and I are both so blessed to have you as one! God truly brought us together…to bless each other and hopefully others! LOVE YOU! xxoo

  3. It's not surprising that since your warmth, Libby, transcends Social Media, your Blog continues the message you solidify of loyalty, caring and faith.I appreciate reading this Libby. Thanks for sharing another side to you, a true quality lady.Jeannette

  4. Jeannette, thank you! Your comment and friendship mean the world to me. Heather is such an inspiration with her faith and courage in suffering…you are an inspiration to me too. You have such integrity, great core values and you have tackled such challenging topics on your blogs. You are a joy to know! I always love to hear from you and look forward to many years ahead learning from each other! Libby

  5. Libby, a more true friend would be difficult to find, you are a cornerstone for your friends and seem to accomplish that with ease. I am so blessed to be in contact with you. I am certain that no matter what Heather is going through, she knows you are there for her at all times and ready to support her in what she is going through. Your post is very straight forward and strong, lifting Heather up before the Lord, and at the same time anchoring the rest of us in a firm foundation of truth.

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