This is Jessica Wilson right after she helped buzz my VERY long hair.
The 2015 Children’s Miracle Network Champion and I.
Some think our lives really don’t make a difference in this big world.
Out of ‘the mouth of babes’, here are Jessica’s own words…
I feel that it is very important to get the word out about this cause because for me and so many others, it’s the fundraising and donations raised/given by ladies like Angela Redekop and so many others that save our lives. Without these fundraisers and donations the technology and so much more at the hospitals like McMaster Children’s Hospital, that help to save our lives by doing very difficult procedures etc, would not exist.
The other day I had someone ask me how a two dollar donation could possibly make a difference. And I found myself explaining to this person that even just two dollars is worth the world to kids and their family’s, like me and mine. Those two dollars means that we are two dollars closer to getting the newest best technology and equipment. And if you considered the idea that everyone donated two dollars, then we would have a lot of money raised for this amazing cause.
I can personally say thank you for all of this, why…. Well I have been battling some quite serious health issues that disable my ability to eat on a regular basis. I have spent just about five years doing tests and procedures to find out why I’m sick, and temporarily fix the issue. Just now four and a half years later I have finally been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and will see what is to come now.
What I can tell you is that it’s people like Angela, Lisa, other Walmart Canada associates, donors and other families and kids who keep these fundraisers going, thereby keeping my spirits up! Thanks to them I find myself in a good place where I feel like I am both happy, and making a difference in other people’s life.
For me from here I know that for the rest of my life I will help kids like me.
Because it is all about knowing that as people we are not defined by our illnesses or physical image, but by our morals and ability to persevere through challenges with grace and power. Because at the end of the day, the world keeps spinning with or without us, and it’s about making sure that we fight our hardest to keep going, keep succeeding, keep dreaming, and to always live, love, laugh and prosper!
I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I have learned the secret of living in every situation. Philippians 4:11-12
I keep repeating this over and over.
I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance I face…
I have learned to be content.
I have learned to be content with whatever ‘weight’ I face…
I have learned the secret of living in every situation.
The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and then He saved me. Now I can rest again, for the Lord has been so good to me.
He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And I so walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!~
I believed in You, so I prayed, “I am deeply troubled, Lord,”
In my anxiety I cried out to You, “These people are all liars!” What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me?
I will lift up a cup symbolizing His salvation; I will praise the Lord’s Name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people.
The Lord’s loved ones are precious to Him; it grieves Him when they die. O Lord, I am Your servant; yes, I am Your servant the son of Your handmaid, and You have freed me from my bonds!~Psalm 116:6-16
amen amen amen
And it’s just You and me Abba….
Way too much is going on.
Someone at work today said it was supposed to be her year and up to this point it has been nothing but….
I told her ‘manure’ and your going to come out smelling like a bed of roses..LOL
As I was busy typing this I look over to my right and see the words “This is your Supernatural Year”..
Believers Voice of Victory♥
I want to go to the right and I want to go to the left because just standing and waiting is making me antsy.
I thank God for the spirit of self control.
I thank God that I’m not rushing ahead.
I’m thankful for His love that calms my fears…
It definitely is hard being a mighty warrior princess, daughter of the most high God.
Especially when you have lived for most of your life taking the easiest way around things.
I thank God for consistency and perseverance.
I thank God for His patience towards me.
I couldn’t stop thanking God for you – every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask -ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory- to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life He has for His followers, oh, the utter extravagance of His work in us who trust Him, -endless energy, boundless strength!~ Ephesians 1:16-19