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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I thought this was really important.

There is a young gal out there in blog land. I think a lot of you know her.

This is Leontin's Story:

http://www.progressivedairy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7602:chasing-a-dream-one-womans-fight-for-a-dairy-farm-life&catid=73:women-in-dairy&Itemid=116

I have been praying for her constantly. Yes it is a sad story - sort of - but I write about her because I love women of courage and she is indeed one of them and she needs our prayers.

She has been through so much and she hasn't given up. I admire that kind of courage.
Please visit her blog - click her name above - tell her hello and that you are praying for her.

There are a lot of strong wonderful people out there and I think they should be recognized.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.


- Ambrose Redmoon

I think she really values life. Do you kind of get the depth of that? She is fighting with all she has to live her life. She wants to be here. I know so many times I take life for granted. I don't appreciate it like I should. This is a gift to me to set my head straighter.

I'm lucky and blessed to be here - for no problem that I have - is worse than this.

God bless her and of course to others with cancer and other illnesses too!

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40 comments:

Jeanie said...

Leontien is in my thoughts often also. She is really an amazing woman.
I just found out yesterday that a good friend of mine has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and lung cancer. She is a fighter also and is facing it all with a great deal of courage. There is so much each day that reminds us not to take life for granted.

Remington said...

She is in our thoughts and prayers. Certainly makes our "little" problems seem like nothing....we need to appreciate things in our life more....

ArtyMarti said...

I read her story. What courage she has! Praying that God will touch her body.

Sandra said...

I am praying for her also, her story is truly inspiring and if any of you have not read it please do. she is such a strong and loving person.

TexWisGirl said...

amen. even my hubby asks about her since i have her 'panty' button on my sidebar. i sent him the link to her story so he could read it as well...

Jill said...

This was very nice of you to do, Sandie. She is an amazing woman and I pray for her daily.

laurie said...

what an inspiration, just wonderful.This really touched my heart, you are a sweet heart for linking this amazing woman, I pray for only good things for her, speedy recovery and no more cancer!

SweetMarie said...

I've read her story. She's in my thoughts and prayers daily. Just the other day I was telling a teacher at my son's school about her. Nice post Sandie.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thanks for sharing this Sandie. I will go read it for sure. I know how I am struggling but I am also so blessed at the same time. Hugs to you my sweet friend. Your heart is so big and your compassion amazing.
Linda

Better is Possible said...

Thanks so much for sharing this link. Certainly puts my complaining and ranting into perspective. I'll be following Leontien's blog and praying for this brave young woman.
Thanks Sandie.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I think of Leontien very frequently too. She's such an amazing person!

Thisisme. said...

Thank you for this Chatty. I will pop over to see your friend and let her know that I will be praying for her. Hugs.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I think we all need to think of people like her and other people who are fighting for their lives when we're having a bad day and want to wallow in our misery. Great inspiration.

Belle said...

I have read the article and visited Leontien's blog. She is a brave woman for sure! I told her I am praying, thanks for letting us know.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

My world of bloggers are a generous group. I "liked" her Facebook page too. I wish to add my prayers as well. Thank you for introducing her to us.

blueviolet said...

What a dear lady. I'll now be adding my prayers to yours!

Michaele said...

Bless YOU Chatty for writing this. She has many, many people behind her.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I 'follow' Leontien and have been praying for her.. She's quite a gal --with an incredible story. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

Leontien, as many I've known over my life, are the crusaders we need to continue to love and support!...:)JP

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, Sandie. That poor girl. God bless her and God bless you for telling her story. The more prayers that can go up for her, the better.

Have missed you! So glad to be home sweet home at last, even though the trip was fabulous. Susan

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I've been praying for Leontien for a good while. She is brave and passionate about life. She remains in my prayers. blessings ~ Tanna

Ann said...

I read about her not too long ago. How nice of you to share her story. Prayers and thoughts going her way

Mevely317 said...

God bless you for sharing this link! You're such a strength to the rest of us, Sandie!

Ginny said...

Yes, I have heard of her. All our problems melt away into insignificance compared to this!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Yes, I know Leontien and have been praying for her. She's quite an amazing young woman and going through so much. We must keep praying and cheering her on as she fights this battle.
Thanks, Sandie, for sharing her story! Hope you are having a good week!
Cheryl

Sweet Tea said...

I'm on my way to read about this woman. Off I go!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I will send prayers too.
She is a courageous warrior
love
tweedles

Denise said...

She will be in my prayers.

Sush said...

Sandie, I follow Leontien as well and she always leaves such loving comments on my blog, (as you). I pray for her often during the day and all of her family. They are a very loving group.

Too many lovely people I have know and loved are either fighting cancer or have been taken from us by it. Thanks for caring~

SavannahGranny said...

Thank you so much for this post. I will go right over and will certainly keep her in my prayers. Love to you, Ginger

JeanMac said...

You are a dear. I'll check out her site. Thanks!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I have to go read about this woman.....and Chatty.....you're amazingly courageous in my eyes.....have a great day out there.

Rhonda said...

Prayers for all of our sisters and brothers that are faced each day with the scream of cancer! Thank you for the linking-up her site so that her courage and strength can be a light for us out in blogland!

Rhonda said...

Prayers for all of our sisters and brothers that are faced each day with the scream of cancer! Thank you for the linking-up her site so that her courage and strength can be a light for us out in blogland!

Eva Ason said...

Dear Sandie,

I went in to read the article - what a fighter. Hugs and prayers goes out to your friend!
Hope you're having a great day! Warm hugs x

Catherine said...

I'm always amazed by people that can take life's hardships and still keep positive and be inspirational to others. Beautiful!
xo Catherine

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I did not know about her, but I'll have to follow along on her journey back to good health. My prayer is that by this time next year all of what she's currently experiencing will be a distant memory.

Debbie said...

Sandie, I hadn't heard her story. I'm so glad you sent me there.

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my! Thank you for posting this Sandie. I think we all need to be more aware of not only our own health problems but others as well.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a story. Thank you for sharing it with me. I am going to follow her.