College sweethearts, Lesley Miller, and her husband, Jonathan, were excited to be welcoming their firstborn child together. The joy of their daughter's arrival was soon shadowed by a cancer diagnosis for Jonathan at the age of 29. Lesley shares the ups and downs of that year of juggling new motherhood while caring for her husband during cancer treatments. She talks about God's faithful presence in their lives and the radical love of the community around them. Today Jonathan is cancer free and the Millers are running around after three children together. With a testimony of resilience, joy, and faithfulness, I know you will be blessed to hear Lesley's story!
Resources/References mentioned in this episode:
"How Not to Say the Wrong Thing" (ring article)
There is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do when Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love by Dr. Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell
Book of Ruth
Don't Waste Your Cancer by John Piper
A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble by Paul David Tripp
Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman
Lesley's Spotify playlist to listen to during difficult times (or really anytime!). Mercy in the Storm
Pinterest board of Cancer Resources
And a little shout out to Coffee + Crumbs that Lesley mentioned toward the end. Lesley was the amazing podcast host for Coffee + Crumbs podcast before God called her into a different chapter for her life. You can check out C+C's collaborative blog of motherhood stories as they support and encourage mother's! (I've been a long time fan of C+C myself).
Finally, you can follow Lesley at her blog: lesleym.com which also contains links to her social media accounts.