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, January 15, 2006

Some Stats

Wow -a quick look at the last couple of days of visitors shows that Rebekah really is reaching the world!

Nearly 48,000 visitors since May 2005. Increasing rankings on the search engines; just searching "Rebekah" will get you here in the top 20 of almost all search engines now! And lots of people commenting and being touched.

But more than any of this, WE are being so blessed by the daily comments and knowing that Rebekah's story and the urging to "love your own kids that much more today" is being seen so much every day. PLEASE keep spreading the word!!!!

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At Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Lora Left a thought...

With that beautiful face and all the love in your hearts I am not surprised that there are so many people from around the world who care so much about Rebekah and your family. Up here in Alaska Griffin & I are always thinking of you and send our love :)

At Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:15:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Through the blogosphere, many will learn of Rebekah and her life (and yours as well right now)and be touched in some way. Life is precious, fragile, with many unknowns along the way. Thanks for sharing with the world about her.
One day I will see her frolicking about and that will be a source of great joy!........Jodi, for many of the Akron, OH cousins

At Sunday, January 15, 2006 7:32:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

And thank you for sharing your story with us!

At Monday, January 16, 2006 5:04:00 AM, Blogger Penny Left a thought...

What a beautiful little girl. I will pray for all of you. God bless. I am a Catholic and have sent you a Novena, which is 9 days of prayer for a specific intention with the intercession of a specific Saint. This one being St. Peregrine, the Patron of Cancer Patients. I share it with the love of Christ.
Thank you for sharing your life.

Novena To
St. Peregrine
Glorious wonder-worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease and all the empty honors of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His holy Mother.
You labored manfully for the salvation of souls. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand.
Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and to fulfill His will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal for the salvation of all men.
Deliver me from the infirmities that afflict my body (especially.....).
Obtain for me also a perfect resignation to the sufferings it may please God to send me, so that, imitating our crucified Savior and His sorrowful Mother, I may merit eternal glory in heaven.

St. Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid.

Prayer to Saint Peregrine

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
(Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.

St. Peregrine was born in 1260 at Forlì, Italy to an affluent family. He lived a comfortable life as a youth, and politically opposed the papacy. After he experienced the forgiveness of St. Philip Benizi, he changed his life and joined the Servite order. He was ordained a priest, and later returned to his home to establish a Servite community. There he was widely known for his preaching, penances, and counsel in the confessional. He was cured of cancer, after he received a vision of Christ on the cross reaching out His hand to touch his impaired limb. He died in 1345 and was canonized in 1726. He is the patron of cancer patients.

At Monday, January 16, 2006 6:48:00 AM, Blogger Beckie Left a thought...

Just found your blog. Beautiful child. You will be in my prayers and I'll add you to my favs so others will pray as well. From another Rebecca.


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