When Zac Smith Lost His Battle With Cancer, Wife Mandy Became a Single Mother of Three. You’ll Love Her Reflection on Love, Loss – and Her Savior!

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13

On May 16, 2010, Zac Smith stepped into eternity after a 13-month battle with cancer. As he met his savior face-to-face, his wife and three children were left to grieve. We’ve examined how people live through and with cancer, or the strength and joy of survivors, but it’s not often we get a glimpse at those left behind. In this touching video, Mandy Smith reflects on being a family of four instead of five. But she knows through it all that she has God on her side, and who can be against us? Check it out in the clip below.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.