Laura Holmquist

First post: Mar 16, 2018 Latest post: Sep 16, 2018
What initially was believed to be a small lump and "nothing to lose sleep over" all changed on February 23, 2018 when Laura was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  With the Lord as her everlasting hope, this is a glimpse into her journey to fight cancer.   Below you is her initial Facebook post regarding her diagnosis. 

How do I actually even put this post together?  I guess, here goes my humble attempt...I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer.  

I am not new to fighting for my life.  My family is not new to fighting for my health.  All I keep thinking is "God is in this...yes, even this...He has always remained faithful to us and He will not forsake us now!"  I am also so grateful that God gave me the last 6 months as a reprieve from suffering so I could regain some strength in order to begin this new fight.  My heart's desire remains the same... for God to bring glory unto Himself through my journey!

I am 41.  I am a wife to the most supportive and loving gift from God, Matthew.  I am mom to our 6 amazing, truly amazing, kids. ( Abigail, Ashleigh,  Amelia, Alivia, Hudson and Zane, I adore each of you and am so humbled to be your mom! You mean the world to me!)  I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law and a fun-loving auntie . I have such loving and amazing prayer warrior parents, sisters, and in-laws.   I love learning.  I love creating.  I love cooking and reading cookbooks. I love nature. I love animals, especially chickens.  I love making others laugh.  I am a mental health advocate, companion and supporter. I am an Autism warrior mom and advocate.  I am an adoptive mom and advocate.  But most importantly, I am saved by Jesus my Lord!  This diagnosis does not change who I am.

We believe in God as our Strength, our Hope, our Comfort, our Healer, our Protector, our Provider, our Peace and His Sovereignty will never change! Even when we don't understand our circumstances here on earth.  This diagnosis can not change who God is and always will be!

We are asking for strong and fully dedicated prayer warriors to storm the gates of heaven on our behalf.   Prayers as we begin the quest to find out more about this disease.  I have no history of breast cancer in my family and have no prior knowledge going into this.  Prayers especially for the grace and peace of God to lavishly hold our kids through this journey. They have already endured such an unexpected journey.   My momma heart wants to protect them from even one more ounce of pain. Prayers for the guidance of my new medical team.  Prayers for God's provision in all of what lies ahead. And prayers for Matt as he begins a whole new support role thru a new health battle.   He is steady, patient, calm, loving encouraging and enduring.  I am so grateful to have him as my #1 supporter.

We begin this week with lots of unknowns and questions yet, we have God's hope and peace filling our hearts.  Please pray for my week of  upcoming appointments and further testing.  

Wow! Thanks for reading all of this if you did...guess I had more to share than I knew.  :)  And ladies, go do a breast exam! 💗

I am counting on the Lord ; yes, I am counting on Him. I have put my hope in His Word.
Psalms 130:5 NLT

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