The phone lightly crackled and I heard what I assumed was a hospital lobby. She was calm, but quiet in a way I'd never heard before. In disbelief, Amy Wenzel asked if I could understand the current state of events. David, Amy's husband, was upstairs laying in a hospital bed awaiting test results, doctor phone calls, and a brain operation. In a single day, Amy and David's life was flipped upside down, inside out. Amy, please...please, can I do anything for you? Please?
In a very, very small nutshell, a few days ago David was joking with friends and accidently hit his head. A few minutes later, he couldn't think straight and had a hard time talking...the following day, he had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors assumed to find bleeding in the brain, but what they didn't expect was to also find a tumor. Doctors want to send David to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for brain surgery and, if eligible, chemo treatment. For now, Amy and David are waiting.
Amy, please...please, can I do anything for you? Please? My voice cracked and my eyes began to sting from fighting back the tears. Because of my mom's battle with brain/nervous system cancer, I truly understood how Amy felt. The disbelief, the shock, the questions. But what I was incredibly impressed with was Amy's unshakable faith; the sheer will to see God in every stoke of this Impressionist painting. What feels like a mess right now will eventually yield a masterpiece. And Amy knows this.
In response to my question, Amy said the following: Please go and hug JD. Please kiss JD. Don't every put your work or schedule before just spending quality time with him. Make sure you love JD as if it's the last day you see him...
I'm reposting our private conversation to solicit prayer. Amy believes in the power of prayer and of God...if you can, please pray for the Wenzel family. Amy and David are some of my best friends and I believe a miracle can happen...because it's happened in my life. To leave a note of support, please visit Amy's blog and/or David's blog to let them know they're not alone.
If you've been reading my blog for the past six months, you'll remember the Wenzel's from their photoshoot in Los Angeles...I'll post a few of David to put a face to a name...