Harder Family

Harder Family

Monday, June 1, 2015


Matthew 6:33-34 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

This is a reminder I need quite frequently in life - do not worry and just trust God. It is so easy to say that we will trust God...it is so much harder to take that step of faith and really surrender everything, trusting Him completely. Brain cancer awareness month has now ended, but it will never really end in our house. God in His perfect, sovereign will has allowed this trial to come into our lives. My responsibility is to keep trusting Him and taking one day at a time. I told a girlfriend this morning as we took a walk how this has been a struggle for me the past 36 hours. The news has been reporting the death of Vice President Joe Bidden's son from brain cancer. On top of that news, one of my dear friends from Moody Bible Institute just lost her mom to brain cancer after a 18 month battle. Those kind of stories make me start to look to the future and worry...will Wayne's cancer come back, it if comes back how long will he have, what will I do if he dies? These are questions that I should leave in the hands of God, at the foot of the cross. I once again take my eyes off of Jesus and look at the waves of this life and I start to drown in worry. God's Word reminds me to seek Him and not to worry...today has enough worries of its own. 

Something that helps me in these moments of worries is to reflect back and see how God has been working in our lives. God is so faithful!! As I look back the past few weeks, I can see His hand in our lives, especially Wayne's life. Things could be so different right now in our lives, but God ordained Wayne's recovery the way He did. I'm focusing today on all the ways God has worked in our lives and celebrating every day that God gives us. I needed a reminder today in the midst of my worries, and once again, God has been faithful to show me that I need to just trust Him and rely on Him.

On a lighter note, here are some pictures from our trip up to Mayo Clinic. My parents flew out to watch the girls for us while we were up in MN. My sisters came in for the weekend as well so we were able to take family pictures with the whole family.

Minnehaha Falls

Riding public transportation downtown Minneapolis after visiting the Mall of America

Trying on hats at a fun hat store downtown Minneapolis

Wayne and I decided to try some different types of food on our trip. We went to an Ethiopian restaurant (see above), Greek and Mexican restaurant.

Huge platter of food - we ate without utensils!

While we up in MN, there was a 1/2 marathon in Rochester, so I ran for Wayne.

Finished the race in 2:06:20!!

                                        The whole extended family

Our family


Enjoying every moment of life with this man!

Remember that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. What are you living for and how are you living your life? May we all remember that our time here on earth is limited.

Psalm 144:3-4 "O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? Man is like a mere breath; his days are like a passing shadow."

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