James was admitted to St. Luke's December 13, 2010. On the morning of the 14th, I am a mess because we were up all night and he was going to be seen by an oncologist. I headed to the cafeteria for my morning Dr. Pepper and there she was...my angel in a hairnet. The cafeteria cashier. She hugged me, asked me why I was so sad, and she said, "My baby, you must never, ever, lose..." She held out her name badge and said, "Hope". I promised never to forget that day because I knew God put her in my path to comfort me.
Fast forward to February 2, 2012, I headed to the cafeteria for my morning Dr. Pepper and guess who was waiting for me...Hope. She said since she hadn't seen me is so long, she thought my husband was better. I told her I wished that were the case. I caught her up to date on James' condition and ended by saying, "We've just got to keep on going." Hope said, "My sweet baby, everyday you wake up breathing, thank God for it and just keep on going because that day is His gift to you. He will see you through, my baby!"