This month’s Featured Mom is Millicent Frick of Cascade,Maryland. Millicent has been such an inspiration to many women recently. In August 2017, Millicent found herself facing one of her biggest fears in life.She was given a diagnosis of Stage IV inflammatory cancer with metastasis to her brain and liver. She had around 12 tumors in her brain and around six in her liver.
Millicent said she heard for years to “Give it over to God and let Him handle it,” but could never bring herself to live that out because of anxiety, worry, conflict, or anything else. She says, “I tried, but I never could just completely let go and let God’s peace wash over me. When an ER doctor said I had multiple lesions in my brain and that we needed to do some more tests, I immediately said, ‘Lord this is your battle, not mine,’ …and I felt a peace like I had never felt before.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
“This past year for us has been the hardest I have ever faced, but my faith has grown. We (my husband, Ben and I) chose to follow a more natural alternative route to fight my cancer. Most people supported us,but I had a lot of people who felt like I was making a mistake. We kept our focus on God and prayed multiple times a day for a clear path for us, that He would make our way clear and that He would move any obstacles. He was and still is so faithful in this.
I remember laying on the radiation table, or in bed when I couldn’t sleep, and I would thank God over and over for the healing that He was doing in my body and the healing that was yet to come. I would recount the story of Jesus and the blind man, Bartimaeus; or the woman who reached out and touched His robe for healing. The day I came home from the hospital and we told our three children about my cancer, my youngest (8 at the time) brought up a bible verse and that immediately became my theme verse.”
Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.”
“He covered our family repeatedly. He provided doctors, financial needs, and more. These are all the things we prayed hard for.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
“Today, I am in complete remission. My cancer is gone. I’mat a high risk for my cancer returning, but I now have complete faith that if we seek God’s will and follow where He leads, I will be okay. Even if He leads me to heaven before I’m ready,” said Millicent.
When I asked Millicent to define the word “Momentum,” she said that after her cancer diagnosis, she could no longer drive, clean, cook,or do laundry. She never realized how much she “ran things” until she saw the stress of not being able to do simple chores, which became hard for her family.“To me, Momentum means that we just keep doing our mom thing the best we can and push through the hard times.”
Aside from the cancer, Millicent says her biggest struggle has been regretting not being more intentional with her kids when they were younger. Today, they are 16, 14, and 9. “I wish I had spent more time making fun memories with them.”
She says It’s been a huge accomplishment over the past year pushing through the hard times and staying on her strict diet plan and supplements that fought her cancer. In fact, it’s led her to a new passion of teaching others about natural alternative options for health and disease.
“I hope that I’ve shown people that you CAN take control of your own health, do your research and make informed choices. I also hope that I have been able to show people that Jesus still hands out miracles, and that it’s okay to ask Him for healing. I also hope that people have been able to see that even in the hard times, God is still there and He loves us, even if He feels far away. The best version of ‘ME’ would be that I am better with daily devotions, to see more good in others and forgive easier; to be able to give my family 100% of me; to always give more than expected and to glorify God in everything no matter what that looks like.”
Millicent said that five years ago, she never would have imagined she’d be going through something like this in her life. For the next five years, she plans to make the most of the little moments, to be more intentional with her family and sharing her story with others spreading hope in the midst of cancer.”
What a POWERFUL testimony. I’m so inspired by Millicent and her story. I had the pleasure of becoming her friend several years ago and she was passionate about safer products and healthier alternatives even then. It’s absolutely, positively NO COINCIDENCE that God called upon Millicent to live a Natural, healthier lifestyle because He knew it would be His way of moving a mountain in her. Today, Millicent is alive, and perfect in His image. What would be considered a death sentence to most, Millicent tackled by handing her life over to God, and allowing Him to not only heal her, but empower her to move forward with bigger and better things ahead!
Thank you, Millicent for inspiring all of us! You can follow Millicent by Liking her page “Feathers of Faith” on Facebook.