Walking by Faith

Lydia's Story ~ in her own words

I am Lydia Byrd and I am 7 years old. 

When I was 5 years old my mom and dad found out that I had a brain tumor on my first MRI. 
They had to put me to sleep. The MRI was all done my mom and dad said, "Can you get it out ?".
"No, we can't get it out, but she will get an MRI every 3 months". 

I got 31 radiation treatments. 

After that we went to Disney World.
It was fun! It put a big happy face on me! 
I loved it! There were big heads that I was afraid of . 
But, I broke that fear!

When we got home I went in my room and put my biggest happy face on me.
I loved it there mom.

My favorite Bible verse is :

"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.''
 Genesis 28:15

They made a sign that said "Love for Lydia".

Here is another Bible verse that is my favorite too!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." 
Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. Lydia, I love your story. I hope your Mom makes it into a book. If she does, I want to buy a copy and have you sign it!! : ). God has blessed you with a very special gift~keep writing!!

  2. Your entire family is such an inspiration....and each of you are so beautiful and have such heart and such faith. I pray for continued success of Lydia..God is truly awesome..I love your blog also..You are doing fantastic! Vikki Grady

  3. Hi Lydia,
    I saw your link to your blog through Beth Moore's Siestavilla blog :) I just read through your family's beautiful story and am just so amazed by God's grace in your life. My prayer is that God would continue to be His Truth and Light to you. Your faith and you hope in Him is so strong and event. You are beaming *hope* in the words you've penned on this blog. I pray that a 9 month diagnosis would turn into a 90 YEAR diagnosis and that Lydia's life would be a beacon of hope to all those around her. May God perform a miracle in your lives and continue to bless your family for centuries to come! In His Love, Cindy Childers

  4. Dear Lydia,
    I am 18 year old, and I just want to tell you that you are very beautiful, and God loves you very much. You story brought tears to me, and tears, not of sorrow but in expression of joy. I am so proud of you! Our God, has a BIG plan for your life. You will impact so many people and change lives. May the Lord Bless you and your family tremendously. One thing I ask you to never stop doing... smiling. You are so beautiful, and I know your mother loves you smile and so does your father and even God. :')

  5. It really makes sense when reading this that we are supposed to have "faith like a child". The faith that Lydia has is so beautiful.

    ~Lindsey Silva

  6. Lydia- You are such an inspiration to me! I love the way you opening love the Lord and want everyone to know it. I am praying that my children will love the Lord like you do and show it openly and honestly with everyone around them. Praying for you and your family!

  7. Dear Lydia, thank you for sharing your story. You are letting your light shine for Jesus and we thank God for you and your whole family.
    Hugs, in Christ, Miss Nancie

  8. Hello Lydia, I just met you today. I am so grateful to have gotten a chance to know your story. It was early this morning that I joined your site and now I come back and you have gone to be with our heavenly father. I am 37 and my husband Leon is 48. We have three boys Xavier (17), Joseph (16), and Ahmad (12) and I can't wait to tell them all about you and your family. To God be ALL THE GLORY for the BLESSING that you have been to my life so quickly.
    I Thank God for you and your wonderful family sharing your story and allowing my family into yours. Stacey and Willie we will continue to keep you all in prayer.

    Kenya Peoples

  9. This blog was shared with me and others on another site. I was warned it was emotional, but I cant even read it all as I sit here in tears. I have 3 children Michael (16), Paige (13), and KaytLynn (2). I have no words to express what your story has done to me. All I know is I have this extreme need to go to Church and just reach out like I have never in the past, this need to let go of the restraint I have had in believing...

  10. Thank you for being such a wonderful person, and opening our eyes.

  11. Lydia, you are absolutely beautiful, no matter where you are. You and your family are making a very big impact on people they don't even know! I love the bible verses that are your favorites. Look over your family and keep them safe, they love you very much :)