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We believe the best life is a shared life.
Davis is our oldest and just started kindergarten. Our daughter, Reide, thinks she’s the mommy but really she’s only four. And then our unplanned blessing is Bennett. Yes, three kids in less than four years. It was not our plan, but as Proverbs 16:9 says, “We make our own plans, but the Lord decides where we will go.”
As much as we have the idea of how our lives will play out, only the Lord knows. And December 2013, we ended up on a path we never imagined. Our youngest, Bennett, was 17 months old at the time and we discovered a large tumor on his liver the size of an orange. Within days, we were at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. After several weeks of tests and appointments, it was finally discovered that Bennett’s tumor was a Malignant Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumor and had already spread to his lungs.Read More Of Our Story »
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Many of you know that I’ve been training for the St. Jude Half Marathon that’s coming up on December 6. (I use the word “training” very loosely. Somehow I need to eek out 9 miles tomorrow…oh my!). There are also 15 other people running on Team Bennett with me and many others coming to Memphis on race day to support us. It will be an emotional day for me but I can’t wait! We had some Team Bennett t-shirts made for those attending the race in Memphis, but I wanted to see if anyone else wanted one too. Wouldn’t it […]
Can I tell you how good it is to finally be sitting at my computer and writing? This has been a long three months of no blogging because of a virus that overtook our just30days.org website. Although, I think it was a break I needed. But now we’re back! And if you haven’t noticed, we changed the name to WeAreColemans.com (you can read more about why here). So over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to think of a good “first” comeback blog to write about. I think I was pressuring myself to have some amazing epiphany that would […]
I remember sitting down with a close friend about a year or so ago and something she said changed me. But not right away. She explained how hard it was to see other people’s “perfect” families and how they would always say, “We are so blessed.” And her comment to me that I’ve never forgotten was something like this… “Am I not blessed because I don’t have that? Am I not blessed because my life isn’t picture perfect but instead has had hardships over and over again?” I nodded my head like I understood but looking back, I didn’t. At […]