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.
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Sunday, February 26, 2006



A Busy Weekend

We have been busy. Saturday, Daddy spent a lot of time working outside and Mommy spent a lot of time cleaning inside. Daddy is a bit sore from all the work he did and sick as well, so that is not good. The girls played and had fun.

Saturday night, Mommy's company had a company party and Mommy and Daddy were able to attend - thanks to Gaye who came and watched the girls for us so we could get out. Mommy has been on leave since Rebekah was diagnosed with cancer, but it was good to see everyone and see the new office space (as of earlier this month), not to mention be social and without the girls for a few hours.

Rebekah has been doing a good job of eating. She still has a long way to go, but we are happy to see improvement. Saturday, she sat with her daddy and ate probably a cup and a half of popcorn. It was amazing. She hasn't done that in a very long time. She used to love to sit with him and share his popcorn - it was a special Daddy/Daughter time. It is good to see her able to enjoy that again. Daddy enjoyed it, too. I think I saw tears of joy in his eyes. She continues, at times, to have problems with throwing up. Most of it, seems to be her tummy getting too full.

Some days, she is able to get enough nutrition in during the day (and early night hours) so that she doesn't have to be hooked up all night long. Other days, she gets nutrition all night long, but at a slower rate.

Sarah has been wanting her own fork or spoon at meal time. Today at breakfast, she was doing ok at stabbing her eggs with the fork and getting it into her mouth. At times, the egg would fall off before making it to her mouth and she used her hands at times. At dinner, she insisted that she control the spoon and that Mommy couldn't do it for her. Dinner was soup, so that was rather interesting...

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At Monday, February 27, 2006 5:37:00 AM, Anonymous Teresa M. Left a thought...

:) Smiling with you as you share about your weekend. Lord, continue to shine your grace and mercy on this family. Get well soon Scott.

 
At Monday, February 27, 2006 6:59:00 AM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

For the better part of this journey, I have been following along, praying for you, agreeing with you....and once again, as I've done many times, I sit with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat as I read the events over the last few days.

I so appreciated your thoughts on "perspective" - acknowledging how the Lord has brought you through this without any *glitches* --even though it may not have appeared so at the time --essentially, it was smooth sailing through Rebekah's treatment process.

I praise God for His goodness - His faithfulness - and His constant care for Rebekah as you continue on this journey.

...just a reminder that I'm with you still --praying and agreeing and trying my best to be encouraging.

...wishing that I could be closer so that I could give you all hugs!

...praying continually -
God bless you!
Deb

 
At Monday, February 27, 2006 8:50:00 AM, Blogger jel Left a thought...

Glad to hear that the 2 of you got to go out, and the girls are doing good, sorry to hear that Scott is sick, take care, praying you are better soon !

huggs
janice

 
At Monday, February 27, 2006 3:13:00 PM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

Good stuff!! I love hearing about the "Normal" stuff!

 
At Monday, February 27, 2006 3:50:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

yes indeed-----"normal" is just so wonderful to hear about for all of you......Thank you God for this "now-season of normal" for all Adams'!

 
At Monday, February 27, 2006 7:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Dear Scott and Francis our prayers of thanks go out to God !!! I am overwhelmed at the wonderful news I am reading in the last several post! God is so good and at this time I am thankful he has chosento bring some joy and good news into your lives !!! The prayers will continue !!!
Dale and Leslie Mickley

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 1:48:00 AM, Blogger Lora Left a thought...

That's really near about Sarah exerting her independence with the spoon and wanting to eat all on her own. Oh how sweet to hear about the daughter/daddy time and tears of joy in his eyes. That brought a few to my own eyes. Scott I hope that you are well soon. I am so glad that the 2 of you got to get out and enjoy yourselves for a few hours. Wishing for you many more tears of joy, lots of laughter, and plenty of regular every day sort of things that you'd been missing out on for so long.Thanks for keeping the blog and letting us know how all of you are still doing.
Lots of Love & Hugs
Lora & Griffin :)

 

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