August 19, 2019 KimHarms 6Comment

“It just seems so unnatural.” Judy Anderson reflected on back-to-college shopping with her granddaughters. Annelisa will be a senior majoring in meteorology at St. Cloud State and Kylie a sophomore in elementary education at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. The girls lost their mom Jodi (Judy’s only daughter) on May 30 after a three year battle with breast cancer. Of course, Judy’s statement is something any mom in her situation might say. We’re not supposed to lose our children. It’s not the natural order of things. But real life doesn’t always go according to plan. Jodi was diagnosed with breast…

August 7, 2019 KimHarms 1Comment

His feet are adorable. I sit here beside my sleeping teenager who is slowly coming out of anesthesia. With an IV in his hand, warm blankets on his lap and cute one-size-fits-all footies on his size 12 feet, I can’t stop looking at him. He just had a procedure that will hopefully give us answers to some health issues he’s been struggling with for almost a year. I worry about his health sometimes, but today I’m content just watching my boy and adoring his feet. So cute in those blue hospital booties. Wasn’t it just a few days ago that…

August 2, 2019 KimHarms

Today marks 3 years since the 3 ladies pictured started sewing mastectomy pillows and sending them to women in need. They’ve shipped these pillows to women and cancer centers all over the U.S. as well as to Canada, Puerto Rico and England. My mom, Jan, and her friends, Judy and Becky (they call themselves The Bosom Buddies) all had daughters diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Out of that very hard thing have come many, many pillows. 1500 and counting. If you, or someone you know could use mastectomy pillows, please feel free to follow this link to our request form….

May 7, 2019 KimHarms 1Comment

He sings most nights. People find it cute that my youngest lulls himself to sleep with song. But I know those melodies are God reminding me, “Enjoy this one and remember what I did for you.” Years ago, my best friend and I found out we were pregnant within weeks of each other. I was thrilled that we could go through pregnancy together and knew our babies would be buddies. Then I started bleeding. Gripped with fear, Corey and I pleaded with God to let us keep that baby. But as time passed we realized his answer was, “No. Not…

April 15, 2019 KimHarms

A few days ago, I attended a funeral. The mother-in-law of my best friend. The mom of one of Corey’s closest friends.   It was a heart-wrenching year for Josh and Marti as they watched an aggressive cancer swiftly strip Judy’s life away. But it gave us the opportunity to watch them do hard things with grace and patience and love. And for that Corey and I are both blessed. For reasons I don’t know but am very thankful for, 18 years ago when I was eight months pregnant God said, “Hey Kim, meet Marti. From this day forth, your assignment…