Monday, October 6, 2014

#MandaStrong


Today I want to introduce you to one of my dear friends, Manda Maxwell. She's a wife to Aaron and the mother of two beautiful children, Aiden (5) and Miley (1).  This teacher turned stay-at-home mom is no doubt one of the sweetest, most sincere people I know but most importantly, she's a strong Christian who loves sharing Jesus by serving everyone around her!

Sadly, today Manda is battling cancer for the third time so I would like to share a little about Manda and her family as they journey down their road to recovery!!.  

I mean could they BE any cuter??

Here's a little bit about Manda's story...
Manda first had cancer at the age of five and was in remission until it resurfaced again one week after giving birth to her son at age twenty-eight. Only two weeks after having her son, Manda made the brave choice to have one of her legs amputated in order to completely remove the cancer from her body. After that, Manda held strong as a brand new mommy and spent the first year of her son's life undergoing treatments to ensure the cancer was gone for good. Now, almost five years later, it is back for the third time. Manda's family is full of hope and joy knowing that God has big plans for Manda's life and the testimony he has given her as a fighter.

Last week Manda and her family scheduled family pictures so group of her friends decided to surprise her afterwards, love on her a little bit, and let her know we're cheering her on during this battle.  Narci asked a friend to come and take some pictures, so she could join us.  Emily did such a great job capturing us.  Manda was so surprised and encouraged!  Here are a few from that night...





Manda and her family are so good at giving God all the glory during this time.  On behalf of Manda, I'd love to ask for your to be praying for my friend.  Please lift her up.  I believe that God hears each and every one of our prayers.  We would covet your prayers at this time!!

Her theme is Manda Strong and let me tell you...this girl is tough!!



If you'd like to follow Manda's journey, please like her "Manda Strong" fb page HERE.
We're helping to raise money and selling super cute shirts.  The shirts will be available on Wednesday.  I'll tell you all about those on Wednesday.
And...if you'd like to donate, please check out Manda's page HERE.


We love you, Manda!!  You have so many people praying for you and lifting you up.  We're all fighting with you.  You are not alone!  

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

9 comments:

kimm atwood said...

Praying

Andrea Munding said...

Praying right now.

audra wray said...

Praying for her! I know she feels so loved with such an amazing support system!!!

Brooke Opgenorth said...

I can't even begin to imagine what she is going through as a mother and wife. I pray God gives her strength and a miracle during this time. Send lots of love and good spirits!

Queen In Between said...

I have enjoyed reading each one of y'alls blog posts....each one of you shared this beautiful story just a little differently but all equally full of love for Manda....she is one lucky girl to have such a support group! I will be praying for her as she starts her journey once again and I will praying that God leads each of you to provide for her just what she needs given your individual strengths.

Katy Potaty said...

Heavenly Father, bless this family, and especially Manda with your loving care, strength, courage, faith, and total healing. In Jesus name, Amen.

Thank you for sharing this story, I will be giving it up at church and prayer group for Manda and her loved ones.

Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Sending hugs, prayers and good thoughts to Manda and her family! I have liked the facebook page and will be following along with her journey... praying every step of the way!! You girls are AWESOME cheerleaders!!

Katie said...

Praying for your sweet friend Manda!

Sam Randall said...

Praying for your friend Manda and all her sweet family. xoxo How amazing that you all have each other. We should all be so blessed. Lots of love from Australia. Sam xxxx #mandastrong