In 2019, on Christmas Day, our world changed as we knew it. My husband, Mark, was admitted to the hospital with what we thought was a sinus infection. If we had known that day what was to come, we would have waved a white flag to surrender. Technically, Mark really did have a sinus infection, but it wasn't the true root of the problem, and he was continually misdiagnosed for months.
In October 2020, we would find out that Mark had actually contracted an exceedingly rare fungus with an unusually high mortality rate. By the time the fungus diagnosis was confirmed, it had already invaded and destroyed all of Mark's sinus cavities and his upper jaws. Mark subsequently went through eleven surgeries within 24 months--all during a global pandemic.
One of those surgeries included the removal of a cancerous kidney tumor. Out of the eleven, Mark's eighth surgery was the most complicated one. It took a total of eleven hours to complete the facial reconstruction that rebuilt his jaws, hard palate, and cheek bones. Through it all, Mark was incredibly brave, but with all of the unknowns and chaos, I needed a distraction. And so, the Blue Feather Candle Company was born!
Even though I didn't know anything about making candles, it felt like the right thing to do. We chose the name Blue Feather Candle Company because of Psalms 91:4 which states:
"He will cover you with his feathers; you will take refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield."
The only reason we survived the challenges of Mark's illness and recovery, was because of God and his protection. Mark's story is nothing short of miraculous, and his survival is a testament to God's never-ending faithfulness. If you would like to hear more of our story, please reach out.
We would love to share with you how incredibly gracious God has been to us on this journey.
May his feathers cover you and yours,
Karen and Mark Williams
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