The bond between these three was strong.  Is still strong.  These are some of the last pictures I took.  And I am more than thankful.

I am so proud of my Annie.  In these pictures she had a great big ugly tumor in her brain.  We just didn’t know it yet.  Yet look at her.  Bright-eyed.  Smiling.  Beautiful.  Ephesians 6:13 says, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”  She stood then and she stands now.  Satan did not win, my friends.  That evil tumor is gone.  She is with Jesus, fully and completely healed.  She fought and won.

God has shown Himself to us in countless ways.  Someday I will share with you all.  Right now, I feel a bit like Mary did.  I’m pondering it all in my heart.

One of the things I’ll share now is a picture Kate drew while we were in the hospital.  She did not know that her best sister was going to die.  The picture she drew is not that impressive . . .  but she dictated to my Mom what she drew.  I quote: “Mom and Dad and Annie– I love you all day and all night.  And the sun went down to a earth and then came up.  And then went up.  And it grew hotter and hotter.  And Jesus help us.”  Sometimes I feel like my reality is getting hotter and hotter.  But Kate is right.  Jesus will help us.  One moment at a time.