Monday Mission, 12/29/08
Katherine and Jason Wolf are Samford graduates, living in California. Last April, Katherine suffered a catastrophic bleeding in her brain, resulting from an arteriovenous malformation, an unusual collection of blood vessels. In what can only be described as a miracle, Katherine is alive today, undergoing a slow, steady recovery. Last month, on the date of their fourth wedding anniversary, Jason wrote these words: “The bride, though now unable to walk herself down any aisle or clearly speak her wedding vows or eat her beloved wedding cake, is somehow, impossibly more radiant now than she was then. Now, she glows with the light of new life. Those two giddy newlyweds are still in here, somewhere deep down. We’ve been battered, but we are not broken.” Just last week, on Christmas Eve, Katherine wrote, “On a Christmas when I can neither walk nor eat, I find myself grateful for what I do have.”
The world is better because of Katherine and Jason Wolf—and for the faith that sustains them.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.