Wife, Mom, Author, Speaker & Mentor
Sarah Cobb is the wife of one and mother of five. By day, she promotes health and wellness as a Family Nurse Practitioner. By night, she operates various pieces of heavy equipment, such as the dishwasher, stove and washing machine. If she could have any superpower, it would be to never need sleep. If calories didn’t count, she would eat fresh bread and real butter for every meal. She is a pastor’s wife and her husband’s biggest fan, but she hates stereotypes, so she will warn you up front that she may not be what you expect her to be. However, she is okay with that and so is Jesus. They have already talked about it.
Sarah had never dreamed of being a writer until she and her daughter, Katie, began talk of composing a book together. Just a simple devotional book guided by each of their journals. Their hope was to encourage others in a relationship with God by recording some of the ways God had revealed himself to them. Both mother and daughter desired to help people live closer to Jesus. Shortly after they began the conversation, Katie’s cancer worsened and the book never developed beyond an idea. After Katie’s death, Sarah began writing as part of her healing and she hopes that both Katie’s Story and Sarah’s Blog will continue to point people to Jesus.
The journey has been difficult. The grief continues. What started as a blog to keep friends and family updated has morphed into a place of healing and spiritual growth. Sometimes God takes our greatest sacrifices and most meager offerings and creates beauty out of ashes.
You can read previous and original blog posts at www.courageouskatie.weebly.com
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
This is Katie. She was beautiful. But not like other girls. Her beauty arose from within and then exploded all over her face. Her beauty was not what you saw when you looked at her, it was what you felt when you were with her.
Katie had just turned 13 when she received the diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma. Her first treatment series was as good as it could possibly be, but her relapse came only a few weeks later and it was as bad as we could have ever imagined. Katie died on October 10th, 2017 at the age of 14.
Katie was affectionate, joyful, compassionate, gracious, disciplined. Her spirit was so determined. Her spunk - so enjoyable. Her sassiness was coated with love in such a way that you hardly noticed it. Her smile - so contagious that no one ever forgot it. Her life was such that only God could have crafted it.
I hope you knew Katie. I wish you could know Katie. Katie had a light that led people to Jesus. Katie’s life. God’s light. A light that still shines.