Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26

I spend a lot of my time writing.... it's something I get from my mom. I love to write. Anyways, I wrote something a couple nights ago, and for some reason I feel like God really wants me to put it on this blog. So, here it is:

God’s Opportunities
We all have many different opportunities. Every ones opportunity is different. However, we do not all notice that all those opportunities come through God. God is the key to opportunity. God gave Daniel an opportunity when he was stuck in a Lion’s den with Lions. Daniel could have chose to panic, and yell at God. However, he didn’t do that, he tamed the lions, and made the lions obey him. (I give credit to my devotions for that example). Anyway, this cancer could have been an opportunity for us. That horrible, miserable, unreasonable cancer that got inside my mom was a huge opportunity for me to get closer to God. I am a new person now because of that. Some days I wonder where I would be if my mom wouldn’t have been taken by cancer. I definitely wish that my mom was still here, and that cancer wouldn’t have ever existed in our family. However this cancer was a HUGE opportunity for my faith walk with the Lord to become stronger. I can’t even put in words how much having my mom be gone tears me apart. But this could be an opportunity. An opportunity that could change the rest of our lives. All we have to do is accept it, and accepting this big of an opportunity without a mom to be here is about the hardest thing I’ve ever done.


  1. Ashley-You don't know me, but about 6 months ago, I stumbled upon your parents' blog which in turn linked me to yours. You are a remarkable young lady with wisdom way beyond your years. I am a bit older than you, but like you, I have lost a parent to cancer. My dad died 1 year ago on February 25th from Brain Cancer. I have a strong faith in God as well, but can't help but ask the question as to why this had to happen. I believe that this post was maybe meant for me. I think deep down, I've always known that a deeper relationship with God might have been the reason, but today, when I read your post, I'm convinced of it. My dad always said that he prayed that God would use him to create a deep relationship between us (his children) and God and now I'm sure that it was part of God's plan. I honestly wish for both of us that there would have been a different way for that to happen, but I'm sure God knows best. Please know that you and your family are always in my prayers and that I truly appreciate you writing what you did. You are an amazing young lady and I hope that God continues to bless you and your family.

  2. Ashley, Keep writing your blog. My husband is dying from cancer and I have three little girls (6, 5 and 20 months). It is very insightful to be able to see the greiving process from a daughters perpective. Your Love for the Lord is amazing. Everytime I read your blog, I pray for someone like you to be around us to be a role model for my girls. You are an amazing little lady! God is using you in big ways through your writing!

  3. You don't know me but I read your dad's blog (and yours, too!). This has to be one of the most mature things I have ever read, ever. The perspective and hope that you have is well beyond your years. Please keep writing and posting. You are a blessing to all who read your inspired words.

  4. So much remarkable wisdom, Ashley. Thank you for allowing God to speak through you and offer a healing salve to His other children who suffer. Your mom and dad raised a remarkable young woman who is truly as servant of God. Your mom's courage continues to shine brightly, through you. You two make a great team!