Three Little Cowboys: The journey of a young mom through her battle with cancer.
Three little cowboys call me “Mommy.” Life with preschoolers is fun and crazy and exhausting. We laugh a lot, cry a little, and my story is worth telling (doesn’t every parent think that?).
Case in point: Although I try to avoid taking all three boys to the grocery store, the other day we were out of chicken and pickle chips. We can not live without either, so we made a grocery run. At the checkout counter, I got the usual comment from the cashier: “Three boys, huh? You sure do have your hands full!” To which Goliath replied: “And this isn’t all, either. We have a dog, and a daddy, too!” …Three weeks ago, Hubby was away on business. I woke up with a shooting pain in my back. After a 14-hour ER stay, the doctors couldn’t say what had caused the excruciating pain. They DID say that the scans they had ordered had revealed a ping-pong ball sized mass on my left ovary. The following week my doctor read over the report and said, “Honey, that’s no ping-pong ball. That’s a peach.” …Plans are being made for my mother to come and stay. I do not know what the future holds. I do not have a real grasp on what this means for me or my family. Here’s what I do know: My God had each and every day of my life mapped out long before I was born. He knows each thought that I think, and He promises to be with me no matter what. He has a purpose for what I am going through, and He only waits to see what I will do with my circumstances. Will I doubt and question His sovereignty, or will I trust His plan and rest in His arms?
Allyson Hendrickson is the inspiration and namesake of Ally’s Wish. For more information, read here.