A couple of years ago, a dear friend of mine was going through some very difficult life circumstances. It was a privilege for me to come along side her, to help in any way possible during her long months of struggles and suffering. I remember one day she took me by the hand and said,
"If there ever comes a time when you, too, are in need of help,
I want you to know that I'll be here for you."
Well, that time of struggle is here, and so is she, and I am so thankful to have her in my life!
You all have a story like this.
Without even hesitating you have reached out to family, neighbors, friends and even family in times of great need, and perhaps those very same people have come to your aid. You drop everything to make meals, take over car-pool, give a donation, open your home, care for a child, anything to help someone who's needs are greater than your own.
This love, this generosity is beautiful.
It's what, as Christians, we are called to do...
Love one another as I have loved you. ~ John 13:34A couple of months ago our family came to know the story of another truly inspiring family who's father was in a battle for his life against a very aggressive cancer. People all over the world were inspired to pray for Paul, his wife Ann, and their sweet children.
Paul lost the battle against cancer, but his legacy lives on through his incredible family and through all of us who strive to live Paul's tremendous example of love, generosity, faith and courage in our daily lives.
Would you like to know more about this precious family? Are you are wondering how you can support Ann with your prayers or financial resources? I encourage you to visit their website, Love Like Paul, and share in any way you can today! If you have a blog, or a social media page, please consider sharing the Coakley's story with your networks (links below).
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for being here with me each and every week.
You guys are the BEST!!
Paul's Story: Live Like Paul
Fundraising Website: Love Like Paul
Facebook: Team Paul and Ann Coakley