At her service, I learned so many things about her that I did not know. I learned how she touched the lives of many people by just living her life. It was a powerful and humbling memorial service that challenged me to live better and with more determination in my role as a daughter of the King, wife, mother, friend, homeschooler, and in my many jobs. She was an incredible role model even amid her suffering with cancer.
I wanted to share an article she wrote on her cancer journey (Facing Affliction with the Faith of a Mustard Seed), and the beautiful tribute to her life that the Senior Editor of The Old Schoolhouse shared to preface it. May this article, and Deborah's tribute bless you today as it blessed me.
"Afflictions are often the black foils in which God sets the jewels of His children's
graces to make them shine better."
Enjoy eternity, Andrea, you will be much missed.