Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

A Wet, Cold, Tired Sunday Morning

It’s a cold, tired Sunday morning.  Rebekah was up pretty much most of the night throwing up, wanting her food on, then off, etc.  Now she is sitting on the couch with her Dora blanket on (up over her head) and picking “toe jams” out of her toes.  She absolutely HATES toe jams!  Mommy is obviously pretty worn from being up all night but Grandma M is due today to help so that will be nice.

Stepping back a few days.  Friday afternoon Daddy took the van to get our winter tires put on (luckily we did have winter tires purchased back when there was money!).  That will help eliminate the urgency of getting the normal tires replaced but they are so worn now that they won’t be able to go back on in the spring.  I did talk some more with the people at Les Schwab tires in Hillsboro and apparently there was some sort of communication failure and they are going to help a bit with some tires.  The cancer society is working on a couple of other Les Schwab stores as well and if they can get together we might be able to get the price down to something we can afford which would be great.  

Saturday morning daddy got up around 6am and did about 4 hours worth of office work and then went to put the tire back on the trailer – it was supposed to have been fixed while we were at Les Schwab on Friday.  When I went to take it out of the van it was obvious it had not been touched and was, of course, still flat.  Ugh.  Back to Les Schwab (35 miles round trip) and a weekend wait but it finally got done.  

Also on Saturday Helping Hands Melissa, Maria and Lisa all came and helped mommy in the house and played with the girls.  They helped get the fridge in the trailer cleaned out so it can be defrosted too.  The coolest thing daddy saw that they did was play “make up” with the girls.  Rebekah looks absolutely beautiful with finger nails painted purple!  She learned the part about holding her fingers out and apart so they can dry so well that she is still holding her hands that way.  She was also so proud to tell me about having her eye make up put on and her face too.  She really really enjoyed that as did mommy enjoy the break.  Thank you!!!

Right now we are trying to see if we can get the van packed today so we can leave on vacation tomorrow.  We are not sure if we will be able to get out – it all depends on Rebekah’s visit to the hospital tomorrow morning.  If no blood or platelets are needed and her counts are back up it’s a go, otherwise….  We are also not sure about how long we can last in a strange environment without help.  Please pray that it works out and actually does turn out to be a vacation.

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At Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

It is a wet, tired Sunday morning here in Arkansas as well. We're not cold yet, having an Indian Summer I guess. Even though the weather may not be pleasant, "This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!"

I love playing make up with little girls, that is too fun! Funny how patient and sweet they are when they are getting made up! I bet they looked precious. Awesome that you had some help and the girls got to have some fun with new friends.

Will be praying for your upcoming vacation. Try to find something new each day you're out to find something to be thankful for. Rebekah is truly blessed with her loving family! Keep your chin up and I pray for lifelong memories to take place this week while you venture off! :)


At Sunday, November 13, 2005 1:26:00 PM, Blogger JC Left a thought...

happy sunday,
i hope. i am sorry last night was not pleasant nor restful...i do hope today is better and rebekah is feeling well. i wonder, about your tire situation, have you contacted a major corp. such as Tire Kingdom and requested aid...i think you will find many major corps are more than willing to donate to a cause such as is a win win situation as you get your needs met and they get the public cudos...which really if they want credit by all means let them take it, as long as you get the help you need: in this case new tires.
i have been in marketing most of my career life and i know that many things are negotiable and also again, there is always a budget for charity. i do not wish to insult you by using the word charity...but it is okay to ask, that is why we had Jesus teach us, that we should always give to one another, and never be greedy...and when you are the one in need, then plz. do ask.
as before, i continue to pray for rebekah, you and your family, for miraculous healing, peace, comfort and much needed help.
i will visit again soon.
you and rebekah are,
as am i

At Sunday, November 13, 2005 3:33:00 PM, Anonymous gabs Left a thought...

Praying for you all this sunday. God bless you and remember, you're not alone..!!
best wishes from mexico

At Sunday, November 13, 2005 3:50:00 PM, Anonymous Chris Left a thought...

A little prayer that everything goes good with the doctor. Have a happy vacation.

: ) Chris

At Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:20:00 PM, Anonymous Molly Left a thought...

Praying and wishing on stars that you get this vacation and Rebekah is well enough to travel and enjoy herself with her family.

I was so pleased to hear about the help you received from HelpingHands (?) especially when it came to playing make-up. How fun was that! I can just see Rebekah walking around with her hands in the air. Too darn cute!!

I'll check back tomorrow to see how things went. Wishing and praying for the best...
hugs to all,

At Sunday, November 13, 2005 6:58:00 PM, Blogger Connie Left a thought...

Sorry we have not posted in a few days. We have been reading the updates and have been thinking and praying for you all numerous times a day. We pray that everything goes well at clinic tomorrow morning and that you all get a well needed and deserved vacation. If you need anything you know how to contact us. Love to you all. Jim, Connie, Angelica and Melysa Mae Juengel

At Sunday, November 13, 2005 8:13:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Praying daily with love, Jodi


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