Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An Inspirational Family and Woman

At this season in my life, I have met many people who are worthy of admiration. There is one family though that has had a huge impact on me rather recently (and may not have even known it). Meet the Cruze family...

Meggie (the beauty in pink shorts) was a member of my small group last year. Meggie is one of those people who you just love being around. She is so much fun! In June, Meggie shared that her mom had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was devastated. Rightfully so.

Over the past couple of months when talking and emailing with Meggie, she has shared her mom's positive outlook. The whole Cruze family has relied fully on God to get them through Mrs. Cruze's chemo. The Cruze girls wore matching necklaces on days their mom had treatments. Mrs. Cruze went around the house singing "gypsies, tramps and thieves..." when she lost her hair and wore scarves. They all loved on each other and built an army of prayer warriors around them.

All of these things, I have thought a lot about when I have had a crappy moment. "What would Mrs. Cruze do?" ;) We have never actually met, but she is an inspiration to me.

On Wednesday Mrs. Cruze will be undergoing her last chemo treatment! This is so exciting!!!!!

So thankful for the inspirational and amazing people in my life...


  1. Beth,
    Thank you for writting about this special family.....they are so dear to me. Carol and I have been beach friends for the past 16 years. You are right she is an inspiration to many as well as her family.
    Beth, I want you to know that I will pray for you as you travel through your journey with cancer. God is so ever present but I know you know that.
    Pressing On,

    Jamie Hahn

  2. Beth,
    Thank you so much mentioning me and my family in your blog. What a joy to know that through our hardship somehow the amazing love of our Saviour can pour out blessings on someone else going through a difficult time. I do know that through these hard times we will know Him deeper and at a level we cannot attain otherwise.
    You are correct that we have an army of prayer warriors around us as I'm sure you do also. I am so thankful for the very evident Body of Christ! Please know that you are in our prayers...and that we would love to meet you sometime.
    Blessings to you,
    Carol Cruze