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.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Mix Of Things

Yesterday, the day off work for the holiday wasn’t a day off for mommy or daddy as daddy worked still trying hard to clean up his year end stuff and mommy worked on getting the Christmas decorations down.  Rebekah was a big help in cleaning up:

The girls were doing remarkably well.  Medically Rebekah was just fine.  This was a change from how things have been but not all that unexpected.  Just before we go in for more chemotherapy is usually when she is at her best.  We are off to the hospital this morning for blood tests (to confirm she is well enough to receive chemo) and to start the next round.  This is normally the short 3 day round and will be even shorter this time as we have “maxed” out on one of the drugs so we will not be receiving it this time.  It’s possible we will be home in 24-36 hours.

Yesterday mommy and the girls made cookies.  I think the girls mostly watched but Rebekah did like to turn the mixer on and off.  It is the first time in very very very long that mommy got to do something like that and that’s really neat.  She was making cookies for the other families of kiddos in the hospital.  Something about the holidays but it seems that all of our schedules are actually going to meet this week.  Mommy is “re-gifting” some of the kindness that has been paid to us.  

We also just wanted to say thank you again for all that everyone is doing.  Each and every bit of help just brings us to tears.  And what’s tough is knowing that we are still going to need more.  This is where we get torn.  Our hearts ache so much for all the other kiddos and their families and we want to share them and all of their needs with you but then at the same time we are afraid that there is a “limited” amount of help out there and if we share all of them with you that you will think our needs are over.  We know its not true and are grateful that there is unlimited amount of what we need most – prayer – available, but still we sometimes feel that way.  Then we feel bad for feeling that way.

Please pray for a quick chemo without complications as well as a recovery period better than we can expect.  

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At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 9:41:00 AM, Blogger mommyguilt Left a thought...

Nice to see Rebekah up and helping out! Here's to a new year full of good things, and for a quick and "easy" chemo round. Our prayers always.


At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Glad to hear that you got to do fun mommy stuff with the girls,
and heres praying that this trip is short and easy!

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Alison Left a thought...

Glad yo uhave been able to do some special fun things together.

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Dawn Left a thought...

Great to hear the fun things you got to do. Making cookies sounds like fun.

I'm so thankful I found Rebekah's page. I know God has wonderful plans for all you! Many blessings and thoughts to you and always prayers!!!

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Katie Left a thought...

so glad to hear and see sweet Rebekah is doing well, prayers for this next course of chemo and for your entire family

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 3:07:00 PM, Blogger Jennifer Left a thought...

She looks beautiful…you are truly blessed…I pray this New Year brings you all joy and health!

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 3:28:00 PM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

Here is to a great and wonderful HEALING year for all of you!

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 5:39:00 PM, Blogger bookwormaddict Left a thought...

Wonderful to see a picture of Rebekah up! Glad you had a good day and that the girls got to make some yummy cookies.
Rebekah is in my prayers and I am always checking up for new posts from you.
May 2006 be full of God's continued blessings!


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