Bitter or Better: Choosing Better!
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Becky is a single mom with two adorable girls. She is the type of person that will brighten even the worst day. She grew up in a small-town church, the kind where everyone knows everyone. She remembers being referred to as “Her mother’s daughter.” Becky didn’t really feel appreciated as her own person. She felt unwelcomed when she overheard older members shaming current moms.
At 35, Becky was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This was a very difficult time. Her diagnosis sent her on a journey to find her place in the world. She set out to find a new church home that would support her and recognize her for her many gifts.
After telling herself to not pick the first church she visited, she did just that. Coming to Dilworth Lutheran she felt so welcomed. Pastor Elizabeth remembered her name after only meeting her once. The feeling of being noticed as someone special allowed her to find a new place in the world. Dilworth gave her the opportunity to have her own identity.
Today, you will find Becky dancing in the grocery store isles or teaching Sunday School at Dilworth. She remembers being asked a number of times after her diagnosis, “Aren’t you mad at God for letting this happen to you?”
“You can choose to be bitter or you can choose to be better,” she would reply. “I choose to be better.”
Becky feels blessed to have found a faith home in Dilworth that not only recognizes her as her own person but also supports her and her daughters in all that life offers.