For Another Sister

I think my hope with this blog is that maybe someday…..someone going through a similar situation might read this. Or maybe just a friend or family member reading this might be able to help someone else that might be battling cancer or going through a rough time.

Anyway, to that end, I’ve been feeling really sick the last couple of days …..and when you’re sick and vulnerable that’s when the fear and doubt creep in (for me). Tonight was one of those times. Most of the time I try to hold back the tears and be strong especially in public. But my husband and family see a different side of me when I don’t feel well. God doesn’t require perfection from me. I have to remind myself of that. But I really do try my best every single day.

Anyway, as I was getting worked up tonight I asked my husband to re-read a couple of devotionals to me and it made me feel better (literally almost instantaneously), so I thought I would share. God knows how to quiet our fears when we can’t ourselves.

The passage in yellow really spoke to me and to my husband. This process hasn’t been easy on me……and I know it can’t be easy on him either. But, I’m still so happy and grateful to be here on earth. I thank God every single day for that.

Tomorrow I’ll go get labs so the doctors can determine what’s going on with my white blood cell count (totally normal at this stage to be neutropenic and run down). Hoping I can get some sleep tonight and rest.

Goodnight friends, and as always. Keep those prayers coming 🙂


-Holly Hollis Stars-

P.S. I’m making a conscious decision NOT to proof this 💜

P.S.S. My friend dropped off a little treat at my house on HER birthday, how sweet is that? Also, Mark is leaning over my shoulder right now and said “be sure to tell them how cool your hubs is.” (He’s never at a loss for humor) 🙂 And for the record, he is the best. In case I haven’t said it a million times.

10 thoughts on “For Another Sister

  1. Dear Holly, I don’t know you but you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. I learned of your story from the LoLa magazine (didn’t know it was free!! 😂) I just happened to pick one up at Super One in Ruston while I was waiting to be checked out. Your story was the first thing I read. I just want to encourage you to stay strong in your faith and know that God is with you every step of the way. We go to a small country church south of Ruston and I added you to our prayer list last night. I do pray you were able to rest/sleep and that you get a good report on your white blood count. ❤️🤗🙏, Quintana

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    1. Quintana, thank you so much for the prayers and support. I can’t tell you how much love I’ve felt from my hometown in Ruston. I love the prayers, please keep them coming! MeNs so much to me!💜💜💜💜💜💜


  2. Just want to say that Mark Stars, Holly’s loving, supportive, funny husband is so special. Our family is blessed to have the Stars family to join our family to support these newly weds in life and especially in Holly’s battle with cancer. Holly and Mark waited a long time to find each other. God has a plan for them. Please keep them in your prayers. Hope you got some rest last night, baby girl.

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  3. Hi sweet Holly! I just read this! 😭 I’m so so sorry your having to go through this!! 😰 You don’t have to be anything to anyone other than your true self and how your feeling moment to moment! I can only imagine What all your dealing with and what your going through…😰😢😭😤😐🤔 I have so many emotions about it for you and I’m not the one having to deal with this!!! 😢😰

    And through it all you muster up the strength and willpower to reach out and share with others through your blog…which in itself is an absolute inspiration! 🙌🏻💕💫⭐️✨💕 That devotional is beautiful and so so true! I’m praying for you and I will never stop! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Please take good care… I’m sending you tons of love and strength right now! And tell Mark I think he’s a pretty cool dude for sure! 😅👍☺️ You two are incredible! Sending tons…of Love to you both! 💕❤️💗💕❤️💗✨💫⭐️🙌🏻

    Sent from my iPhone


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