Happy New Year! All of us will face uncertainties in this next year but for Christians, we have a God who knows exactly what will happen.
I’m glad to be able to feature Tracy (T.E.) Bradford who knows the surprise and shock of facing an unknown future after she was diagnosed with cancer. I’m featuring her book, Surviving Cancer, which tells her story. She is offering Surviving Cancer in a drawing. Read below about the details.
Here’s a little taste of her story from her book.
I Have Cancer
By T.E. Bradford
My name is Tracy. I have cancer.
Cancer can be a very hopeless thing. I see story after story of people who have lost family, love, body parts, security, dexterity, energy, humanity… themselves. Cancer has taken all this from them. I am one of the lucky ones. I have hope. I have that because I know that even if I lose this battle, I can still cling to God’s promises. He already conquered death. How anyone could face something like this without faith is beyond me.
Being a Mom was the hardest part, not knowing what this was going to do to my son. In private, I cried because I had always planned to be there as he grew up. I wanted to teach him about God and having faith. Who was going to teach him that if I wasn’t around to do it?
Then one of the folks at a cancer support group said something that literally changed my perspective one hundred and eighty degrees. She said she was a mom of two young children also, and while this experience was maybe making them grow up a little quicker than she would have liked, they actually enjoyed having “mom duty” and getting to take care of her. She was using this, she told me, as an opportunity to show them what it meant to take care of family.
And just like that, it clicked.
This was my opportunity to show my son first-hand what it meant to rely on God. I could show him rather than tell him what faith was. Why I had hope. This was my chance to be a living example for my child. There’s a song by Babbie Mason and Rodney Griffin that says, “Turn every test into a testimony” and that is exactly what I decided to do.
Thank you, Tracy, for your beautiful story. I know your book will encourage our hearts, whether we buy it or receive it from the book drawing.
To enter the drawing for Tracy’s book, make a comment on my blog. Only US addresses can win. I’ll draw the winner on Friday evening, January 11, 2019.
Tracy Bradford is a writer, singer-songwriter, cancer survivor and proud wife and mother. Born and raised in Central New York, she will tell you her parents gave her the two best tools in her arsenal by reading to her and raising her in a Christian household. In spite of the long CNY winters she continues to live there with the husband that God created just for her, and the son who is her forever best story.
Connect with Tracy at: www.tebradford.com
Buy her book at: https://www.amazon.com/author/tebradford
Tracy is also a novelist. The first book in her trilogy, Child of Prophecy: Divide Series #1) is available at: CLiCK HERE