It’s been some time now that I have wanted to tell our story, in particular my wife, Elaine’s story. Twenty years ago our family faced a trial that I know was survivable only because of the help of our Lord Jesus. As we were wrapping up a season of ministry in England, Elaine fell into an unexplainable coma. It turned out she was the victim of an undetected brain tumor.Following surgery, and once she was physically recovered, Elaine faced the harder pain of recovering her speech along with other cognitive abilities. I can only imagine how hard it was for her to begin this process and two weeks later face the hard news that her precious oldest son, Travis, was also diagnosed with brain cancer. Her season of personal recovery had to now make room for the pain of losing her first born child.
This podcast is her story, not mine. Last summer Elaine had the opportunity to tell her story to a group of women in Wisconsin. It’s a raw, powerful story mixed with grace and sheer grit. What a remarkable woman!
I hope you will be encouraged by this. If you are particularly encouraged by this and want to send a message to Elaine, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the beginning of the podcast, I read an except from our book SURVIVING THE FIRES OF SORROW. You can order the book by clicking on the imagine below.