10 Years Ago Today

10 years ago today, I was sitting in a hospital room with Matt as he told me that the doctors had found a tumor in his brain.

I remember being shocked and scared at first-that's definitely not something you expect to hear about your boyfriend at 20 years old. But I instantly turned to God and put it in His hands. I knew that it was beyond my control and all that I could do was trust in Him.

In the blink of an eye, Matt's wrestling career was over. In the blink of an eye, all his hard work up to that point, for nothing. In the blink of an eye, his dreams of becoming a WWE superstar came crashing down. But you know what? Through it all-the surgery, the radiation, the chemo, he never lost hope. He never lost his faith.

The thing is, God never promised us an easy life, a life free of troubles or problems, or a life with perfect health. But He does promise us that we don't have to go through anything alone. He is there every step of the way to comfort and strengthen us, and I have found that to be SO true throughout this journey.

There was never a time where I lost hope or despaired. I trusted that God had a plan and that He would take care of Matt, and He did. We didn't get a miraculous healing, but I saw God's hand through it all in so many ways. The peace I had throughout Matt's surgery and cancer treatments was definitely a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Just know that whatever you're facing today, God is with you, and He is a good and faithful God. Believe that. His word say that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him-ALL things! No matter what you face, He is there with an endless supply of love, comfort, strength, and HOPE. So just trust in Him-even when things are scary and you don't understand what's going on, just TRUST. He will never fail you.

For those who don't know our story, Matt's surgery and treatments were successful, and praise God, he is now cancer free!

love where you are: matt cappotelli from Alex Welgraven on Vimeo.


  1. Thank you for sharing your story. And your faith. Thank you..I needed that today.

    1. I'm glad to hear that it touched you.

  2. Wow.. That really spoke to me! Thank you for sharing that. Beautiful story! Praise God!

    1. Thank you,I'm glad to hear that. Praise God is right!

    2. Thank you,I'm glad to hear that. Praise God is right!


Post a Comment

Popular Posts