Happy New Year!! I hope 2015 is full of blessings for you all!
So what have I been up too… Well on the 23rd of December we finally got my book on Amazon. God is amazing and with His divine help, guidance and bringing all the right people along the book is a reality.
So here’s all the information for those of you who are interested in reading my story.
Now you can get the background story, and how her relationship with God, our Saviour, endured and was ultimately fortified in her book, Missing You, Finding Hope in Hardship.
For those of you who know Suz and knew Mark and her during the ten years of cancer and illness, this is the behind-the-scenes peek at what you possibly never knew was going on.
Suz has used her personal journal to write her story, Missing You. In which her prayer is that you will discover that God can be trusted to care for and protect you in your greatest battles and everyday.
MISSING YOU – Finding Hope in Hardship
Suz and Mark Holmes had been married ten happy years and had four little daughters when at 30 Mark was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.
Suz dodges no bullets in telling the story of the family’s next ten challenging years, holding tight on a traumatic roller coaster ride towards widowhood.
As one of the founding team for Houston-based Christian MXTV, and the subject of several faith-based TV documentaries, Suz and Mark’s story has already inspired many facing grief and loss.
In Missing You, like her soulmate Job, Suz looks her God full in the face and with rare honesty demands answers. She allows us to eavesdrop on an intimate exchange where pride and face-saving have no place.
What emerges is a redemptive story that denies Cancer the Last Word.
In January 2010, just over a year after Mark’s death, the reality started hitting that he was never ever going to come home.
I sought God’s presence like never before, read His word (the Bible) searching for comfort, and listened to worship music every chance I could. I knew that peace and the healing of my heart could only come from the One who had created me, who loved me and in whose eternal heavenly presence Mark was now living.
Opening the Bible one day I read Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd. As I read the well-known Psalm I realised I had two choices. One: I could just read it, or two: I could believe it.
The following prayer, which now hangs on my wall, came out of that desperate time and my deliberate choice to believe God’s word…
“God, because Psalm 23 is true, I can completely relax in regards to my future, because it is written: You guide me along right paths bringing honour to Your name. To add to that, You promise to walk close beside me, protect and comfort me when I walk through the dark valley of death, all the time leading me beside peaceful streams, which I’m sure are found only in Your presence.
God, because Psalm 23 is true, I will choose from this day to walk in its truth, to rely completely on You as my shepherd.
To know and be thankful because I have everything I need but, on top of that, a cup which overflows with blessings.
To know You lead me, give me rest and strength, guide me, protect me, comfort me, welcome me, prepare a feast for me and pursue me with Your goodness and unfailing love.
I will know that I am completely provided for in every area, emotionally, spiritually, and physically because YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD.”