Every so often God brings someone into our lives who just changes us forever. About 4 years ago, God opened the door to bring Amy Banbury into my life. I can honestly say that I have never met anyone else like her. The first time we met she casually said, "I have cancer". I'm not sure what the normal reaction is when someone tells you that, but nothing within me ever gave it a second thought that someday she would just say "the cancer is gone". It just seemed like the next step. The cancer has come and gone and come again, but I still believe this is just part of her journey and that she will overcome every aspect of it.
Over the last four years, Amy has gone through chemo, radiation, dialysis, and I am sure far more than any of us know. But the one thing that has never changed is her vivid and vibrant personality.
This Saturday is Amy's grand-opening for her new bakery "Amy's Confection Perfection". Just like everything else in Amy's life, she holds nothing back in her baking. Everything is over the top and absolutely delightful. This woman makes a lemon bar that I believe came straight from heaven! Once you bite into anything she has ever made, you quickly forget that you should be watching your calories because the desserts are just blissful!
I will be there for Amy's grand-opening on Saturday. I will buy and eat way too many sweets and will love every minute of it. And all the while, I will be thanking God for Amy, for her healing, for her gifts and for her life. There is a lot of celebrating to do this Saturday!