Monday, February 11, 2008

Mrs. Wonderful

Mrs. Wonderful (Abbigail's teacher) sent home a note on Friday to let the parents know as much as she knows concerning her health and cancer. She is such an amazing witness of faith in the face of this tiral. She is a PUBLIC school teacher....but she doesn't let that bridal her faith. One paragraph in the letter says
"Although this caught me by suprise it did not catch my Heavenly Father by surprise and He has given me peace for such a time as this. I know He has a plan for me as well as the education of your student."
She asks for prayers . She also finishes the letter by quoting Jeremiah 29:11 from the Message version of the Bible "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out--plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for."
Despite the scariness of having a teacher with cancer, I am so thankful that Abbigail has had Mrs. Wonderful for her teacher this year. She has grown so much. She loves Mrs. Wonderful. She has learned not only reading, math, etc...she is also learning to trust in her Heavenly Father by the wonderful example of this woman.
Abbigail hasn't talked about Mrs. Wonderful's cancer very much this weekend. However, we did check out a few children's books about cancer from the library and I saw that she was reading them. These books are rather dated and basically just give the facts, not stories about people surviving and beating this stuff. The librarians are looking to see if there are more books out there on the topic of parents or teachers with cancer, fiction type of stories about other children who deal with the grown-ups they love fighting cancer. If you know of any, please leave their titles and any other info you may have in the comments. Our little town is trying to help these kids and we need help.
Please keep Mrs. Wonderful, her family, and her class in your prayers. Thank you!

1 comment:

Carol said...

My mother had that type cancer. My mother passed away, but not from the cancer. My prayers.....I just lost my dad in Oct to Liver cancer.....still hard to talk about.