I am so blessed to have read this
book. Thank you to the Ramsey family for sharing Micah's story. Micah Ramsey was a loving son and brother in his family on earth and is
a passionate son of His Father in Heaven.
Living for God, his Family and his Friends was his life. At the age of five this is what he wrote about his littlest sister.
"JOYBIRD. I Love her, and kiss her. I tied her shoe yesterday. I like her
little smiles and I give her lots of hugs. She goes to sleep on my lap, and I
like that." He truly did love Joy- in fact his
mother worried that little Micah was going to rub the skin off his sister from
too much hugging! His love for his mother was shown visibly and verbally.
When Micah was a small boy he wrote his mom a note telling her that without
her, his family would be the tower of Babel.
One day while Micah was practicing algebra he wrote his mother a note in big
letters inside a heart is "I Love Mommy~ Micah" His mother tells us
"He was fifteen years old, and I am blessed." And we are blessed too,
because she shared this with us. So sweet, so loving, so Micah. About his Dad he wrote "My dad is a Christian. he is grounded in
the word. If you get up in the morning about seven o' clock you will see him reading
his Bible and praying to God. I am very thankful for having a Christian dad
that can teach me how to understand the Bible and comprehend what God is trying
to tell me. I just hope I can be as grounded in the word and have such a deep
relationship with God as he does. To put it in a nutshell, he's the best dad in
the world and I am proud to be called his son." Photos testify more to what Micah loved: his Family.
One of the happiest photos in the book is Micah with his sister Charity, being
goofy together. Micah shared a deep bond with Charity. Lots of teasing and lots
of Love. He shared a deep bond with all of his family- Joy, Charity and
Jeremiah his older brother.
Micah loved his family. When they were young they were home schooled, they did
all of life together. They worshiped God together and ministered together. They
went hunting and on mission trips. When Micah went to Braxton County High
School, he was delighted to play football with Jeremiah. Micah loved to study Scripture and read his Bible. Prayer for him was
talking to a friend. A Friend who would help him when he failed. A Friend who
could forgive him when he sinned. A Friend who gave him love to give to others.
Micah loved to teach his friends and family from God's Word. Once when he taught
he wrote "Does getting up twenty minutes early hurt? There are people who
would be willing to die to get a Bible, and we have them everywhere. In some
places people die for reading a Bible and we won't pick one up for ten minutes.
Are we giving God our personal best?" Those closest to Micah knew from when he was a baby that God had a plan
for this young man. God's presence in his life was evident to everyone, from
his teammates on the football field to the elderly lady whose hill he mowed. He
never wanted to miss a chance to lead someone to Christ, and his notes were
filled with names of people he prayed for. Micah had a heart so full of worship that he sang out loud. While he
mowed Mrs. Hacker's hill, he sang worship music that he listened to on his ipod.
Her neighbors could hear him singing with his heart full of praise. He would
mow for ten hours, and when he needed a break he would walk down to Mrs.
Hacker's porch talk to her while he cooled off. That is one of my favorite
stories in this book. His siblings in Christ who never met him in person are given a look into
his heart in this book his mother wrote. This book is full of Faith, trusting
Faith. The tests he endured cause grown people to tremble, yet he held God's
hand and followed Jesus through his battle into God's arms. He was a source of
strength to those who watched him, because God was His Strength.
Micah brought God glory as he fought Ewing's sarcoma, a rare and
aggressive cancer. Micah lived 20 weeks battling this cancer, and died at home
beside his father on December 12, 2009. This is how he lived: "he lived for Christ with incredible joy,
peace, and hope." Mrs. Ramsey's words were so beautiful when she wrote about Micah's
death. These words show us her heart for God and her love for her son.
'While the Lord allowed me to weep and mourn my loss, He encouraged me
with the reality of Micah's gain. I poured over verses explaining that
our brief stay on earth is full of difficulties and sorrow; however, because of
Jesus, eternal Life is the hope we have to spend life in Heaven with our LORD.
The realization that Micah had arrived was a liberating thought. He had not
lost his fight against cancer, but rather he had won the final victory. Death
did not stop his life, but now he was living without sin in the presence of our
Holy God who prepared his soul for eternity. God had not taken anything away
from Micah, but He had given Micah eternal life through the death of His own
So True. We are blessed because we have seen Micah's and his family's faith lived
out in this story. As Micah would say, "Not because I am some great
person, but because God is a Great, Mighty and a totally awesome God."
Blessings to the Ramseys for telling Micah's story and thank you to Bookcrash
for sending me this book.
You may view Faith's blog at: http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2013/02/micahs-story.html
This book was so heartfelt! The events of this story are almost
unbelievable, but yet it is all true. Micah was an amazing teenager,
full of God, and full of life. Then, the unthinkable. Micah was
diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, one that would take his life in
only three short months. This book is written by his mother, who does a
wonderful job of describing Micah's life, and his battle with death. The
amazing thing about this book, and what makes it unique, is that Micah
shows supernatural understanding and peace regarding his situation. His
mother shows the reader the amazing life and personality of this boy,
and how he "finished well." I was blown away by the stories about his
understanding of God and of life, even at a very young age. It is very
obvious that this boy was unlike no other, and not just because his
mother thought so. This book shows the reader that you can experience
God in an amazing, over the top way - and have total peace and joy in
the life that God has planned for you (even if it means a very short
life). There are so many words to describe this story and this book -
inspiring, eye opening, convicting, amazing... and I could go on. This
book is not just another grieving parent recounting a life lost - this
is a story of hope. This book will make you re-evaluate your own life.
How you live, speak, and think will all be re-analyzed once you finish
this book. Don't pass up this book. Read it, and be transformed!