ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A CRISIS OF FAITH?
“You might be walking through the darkest valley you’ve ever walked. You might be in the grief trenches, caring for a loved one who is terminally ill. Suitcases from Heaven: A Mother’s Hope Journey through Her Daughter-in-law’s Cancer is the story of a girl who lived and died believing God loved her, even though He never gave her a miracle, and the mother-in-law who finally believed in miracles. “
“Jazmin came fluttering into our home, speaking of healing and miracles. I didn’t know how to tell her I didn’t believe in that nonsense.”
Cindy Henson had jumped on a twenty-five year miracle train, believing God was going to heal her son of severe autism, and jumped off with a suitcase full of bitterness. The bitterness had disappeared. So had the believing in miracles.
From day one, soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Jazmin, who had been diagnosed with terminal adrenal cancer, declares she is holding out on a miracle from God.
Cindy wonders if she has the fortitude to endure a life of believing in miracles and makes it her mission to help Jazmin accept that she is dying and the possibility of receiving no miracle at all.
Then God invites Cindy to take out her hope-suitcase, pack up her mourning, and help Jazmin live the rest of her life believing in miracles. Through fundraisers, prayer chains, long hospital stays, and deep conversations about faith, Cindy learns from Jazmin that the best way to live a fragile life is with hope and belief that miracles still happen every day.
In Suitcases from Heaven: A Mother’s Hope Journey through Her Daughter-in-law’s Cancer helps caregivers and cancer victims understand that God knows the number of their days, and their life is not in the hands of the medical community but in His loving hands.
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Meet The Author
Cindy Henson has been a wife for thirty-three years to Vance, the love of her life. Together, they have five kids who married two of their bonus kids and gave them two grandchildren. Her first book, Beauty from Ashes, documents her journey with God when she expected Him to heal her son of severe autism. Suitcases from Heaven is her second book, showing how miracle-moving faith can bring deep healing. Cindy lives in Northern Ontario, Canada, with her husband and oldest son, Kyle, and encourages women to live out their faith in her Facebook Group, Fresh Ground Faith.
“These moments collected in my heart—these moments of bonding, sharing hardships with Jazmin through the trials of cancer.” -Cindy
“I have believed for a miracle for years now, and I always knew if I beat cancer, it was going to be miraculous, so God could have all the glory. But in the past few months, my prayer has changed. I now pray, ‘God, whether you heal me, or take me to Heaven, I want to glorify You either way.’” -Jazmin
“Eythan knew Jazmin was sick when they started dating. And I don’t think he had a clue what he was about to go through. But he was still here, taking care of his wife.” -Cindy
“I wanted to hope, I really did, but I was only going to get hurt if the miracle butterfly flitted away again.
And if Jazmin never received a miracle . . .
I was struggling to pull the tiniest bottle of perfume out of my hope-suitcase.” -Cindy
“Our faith was bolstered like an army as we marched onward into the spiritual battle grounds of cancer. We were hoping that with God’s help, we could fight off the demons of fear, anxiety, and death.”- Cindy
“Jazmin had come close to death again and again, and yet she kept trudging up the down-escalator of death, fighting against this rare cancer, believing God was going to heal her.”
“It’s way easier to have faith when everything in life is going well, but it’s in the bad times when
it’s so important to rejoice in the Lord and praise him because
he is good and He has a plan”- Jazmin