Sunday, October 02, 2005

Diamond Girl

Kim, who is my neighbor, friend and sister in the Lord, and who also keeps Emma three days a week, has had some really bad news. They found four lumps in her breast. She beat cancer about 12-15 years ago, so this will be her second round. She had the biopsy Wednesday, and she should hear back this week. We are all waiting, and praying.

Those who know me, know that I do not make prayer requests. I really believe that prayer should be motivated by nothing but that inner longing or push towards the Lord. I don't even normally "pray" as most consider it. But I am praying for Kim. Day and night. In my heart, a constant pleading to the Healer to take this burden off of my dear sister.

You heard us the other night, Lord. You know how we feel, but we can't help ourselves. In the words of CS Lewis. "I pray because the need flows out of me. It doesn't change God, it changes me."

When we first heard the news that Kim had a lump, Annette came up with an idea. A great idea. We dressed up in crazy boa's and put sparkly stickers all over and lip sync'd to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough!" and sang the song "Diamond Girl" to her--it fits her so well.

The words to the song are:
Diamond Girl, you sure do shine. Glad I found you. Glad you're mine.
Oh my love, you're like a precious stone. Part of earth where Heaven has rained on.
Makes no difference where you are, day or night time, you're like a shining star.

And how could I shine without you, when it's about you that I am?

Diamond Girl, roaming wild. Such a rare thing, radiant child.
I could never find another one like you. Part of me is deep down inside you.
Can't you feel the whole world turning? We are real and we are burning.
Diamond Girl, now that I've found you, it's about you that I am.

Diamond Girl, you sure do shine.


Goody said...

And shine she does! She is constantly on my conscious and unconsciousness!

Jada's Gigi said...

We brought Kim before the Lord last night also in our sisters meeting. We will keep on holding her up.

Unknown said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friends diagnosis. Two of my mom's best friends fought and survived breast cancer. I will keep Kim in my prayers :) Your layout is gorgeous and SO special!