Thursday, August 12, 2010

Prayers Needed

There are a lot of heavy hearts in the Howell County area and beyond today. We lost a truely inspirational woman last night, Mindy Lahey Hughtson.

Mindy was only 23 years old.

Mindy had been battling cancer off and on for about 5 years. Mindy was always fighting and tried to maintain her faith and strength through it all. Despite having cancer, Mindy lead a full life as an OB nurse. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Dereck and they had an adorable daughter Madison.

It is days like today that I sit and ask myself why God would do this? Why give cancer to someone some amazing and inspiring and leave some scum of the earth here? It is a question that I deal with every time I hear of someone close to me having cancer. Why the good people? Maybe because they are more capable of handling what they are going through. Maybe because their life is right with God and they are ready? Maybe God wants to test the strength and faith of the rest of us. Whatever, the reason, it is just hard to understand at a time like this.

Please keep the Lahey and Hughston families in your thoughts and prayers today and through the next few weeks, months, and years as they deal with this. I know Mindy is now in heaven looking down over us and will continue to serve as an inspiration to all of us here on earth. Mindy you will be missed but thank you for setting an example!


  1. Everytime I read something about her I just go numb........