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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