Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things....

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9

Great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 108:4

I am so sorry for the slow updates. As you know, I have been out of town, I am home now, but this week has been an extremely difficult week. Thankfully I can say that everyone on our Friend List that I have been able to check on is doing very well!

I hope that by now you have heard Trevor's good news. So far, the preliminary test are showing a big fat 0 cancer cells! WooHoo for the T-Rev! Final results are still out, but so far, so good. Also, please go to his link and check out the surprise they have for everyone. Let me give you a heads up, you need to read the comments on the guestbook and MAKE SURE you have a box of Kleenex when you do read it all. We will come back to this topic after everyone has had a chance to read up.

Mallerie did get to go back to the Transplant floor today, so praise God for answering the many prayers that you all have been sending up for her. Let's keep praying so hard for her to get past all of these bumps in the road and get's on the road to HOME!
Let them hear from you :)

Salena is now outpatient after a couple of weeks in the hospital. LaDonna says she is feeling better. Sure hope that she is on the road to HOME or back to St Jude soon. Let them know that you guys have not forgotten them, send them a note on her link.

Elizabeth is still inpatient, she has some things coming up. She has an infection in her line, so they are going to take it out, do another procedure, than eventually when all of the infection is clear, they will put in a port. Michelle has ask for specific prayers for "Lizzie's Liver". I love that expression!!! Let's all lift up prayers for Lizzie's Liver, that she will have a happy liver and her liver counts will continue to come down. Maybe Michelle has hit on something with this milk issue. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Ryan has been released out of inpatient status and is getting all settled at the Target House. He has really done very well considering all he has been through. Kimberly said he is feeling very well considering everything too. Praise and glory to God for this. Keep praying for Ryan and his family.

Everyone else seems to be doing well. We thank our dear loving Lord for this.

The mom's and kiddo's that went to DC have done their job, let's pray that the congress had open ears and eyes and heard their stories while they were there. I pray that each person who has the power and control over the government funding for childhood cancer research was touched by the people who all traveled to DC this week to plead their case. I pray for more funds to be approved for research. If each of us takes just a few moments to write your local senators and congressmen and let them hear your voice, it very well could make a difference too. All we can do it take action, and pray that it falls on listening ears.

I have several things I want to share with you....

One of our very special friends of St Jude kiddo's shared something with us today. His sister-in-law is in Atlanta undergoing preparations to be a kidney donor to a perfect stranger. WOW.... I STAND AMAZED!!!! God has truly put some very special and selfless people in this world. Jon, our prayers are with your sister in law, the person who will be receiving her kidney, and for each one of you family members. I know she must be a very special lady, she comes from a wonderful and most loving family.
Prayers and blessings for this transplant to be a complete success.

I have a few families I would like for you to keep in prayer at this time.

Anita will be leaving Memphis in the morning at 6:00 am to travel by ambulance to Shepherds in Atlanta. She has shown some encouraging signs the past few days, but her prognosis is still not known. She has been opening her eyes more and they felt like today she was following the nurse, with her eyes, in the room during the 5:00 visit this afternoon. Hopefully she will wake up and begin to show signs of total healing. Please keep them in your prayers. Michael will be going with her, but the girls will be staying home with other family members and friends. This is so hard on these precious girls, please send a few extra prayers up for them.

A very sweet, I can't tell you how sweet, friend lost her long battle with cancer yesterday. She leaves her husband, Randy, and four beautiful children. Twins, Ashton and Trent, Melissa and Lindsey. Melanie is probably one of the most sincere, loving and truly the finest example of a christian wife and mother that you would ever meet. She will be missed by so many, but she has truly earned her place in heaven. She was an elementary teacher, she had the greatest love for children, it gives me joy to think of her taking care of those children, now angels, who have been so precious to us. She will love them in heaven as much as we loved them while they were here.

I think I did already share with you that Marcella Trevathan lost her battle with cancer this week to. Her service was today. Please keep her friends and family in your prayers.

As you can see, it has been a difficult week. But, God is Good, God is an AWESOME God, and I will cling to Him for comfort in the hard times and praise Him for his power and glory in the good and the healing times. GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL. We must lean on him for His peace, and comfort.

Blessing to each of you ~


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