I found this website about a 37 year old mom who passed away from cancer in July. Here is the write-up on the Welcome page:
“Rachel’s story is not unlike what thousands of women around the world have experienced. A diagnosis that changes a woman’s life and inevitably takes from her what we consider to be most precious.
After four and a half years of vigilantly fighting breast cancer, the 37 year old wife and mother of two was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
But for Rachel the essence of life is found in her relationship with God through Jesus. And that’s why Rachel is convinced that death is not dying.”
You can watch the presentation she gave to over 600 women about four months before she went home to be with the Lord. It is such an encouraging and challenging and truthful presentation. When you know you only have weeks to live, you are sure to speak the most important things that are on your mind.
Here is her bio from the site:
“Rachel Barkey has enjoyed many of the best things life has to offer.
As a wife to Neil for 10 years and mother to two children, she has both loved and been loved exceptionally well.
As a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, and a writer she has known the joy of investing her life in something bigger than herself and the thrill of rising to a challenge.
As a friend and mentor she has profoundly influenced many and been deeply transformed herself through the words, hearts and lives of those she loves.
Most precious to Rachel has been the joy of discovering daily the beauty of her personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A journey that started in her childhood, gained momentum as a student at university, and has been the source of strength, courage, and hope in her five-year battle with cancer.”
Spending the time to watch this video of her talk will be well worth your time. The joy of the Lord radiates from her – even though she is walking through a very dark valley.
I also encourage you to check out the link I have on the right hand side with my other links. It is entitled “Two Ways to Live” and presents the truth of the gospel.
Have a wonderful weekend!