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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Friday, February 24, 2006



An Interesting Perspective

Two posts in one afternoon, wow! But this thought is just too important to let pass by.

Tonight was dressing change night. If you have been following closely you know that this has been on of the most traumatic parts of the entire treatment. Rebekah has a 5x5 "bandaid" over the area that her central lines come out of her chest. The "bandage" or dressing covers her left arm pit and her left nipple. The area under it has not, with the exception of seconds at a time during the once a week dressing changes, seen or felt the air in nearly 10 months. You can only imagine how tender it is and what it is like having that dressing ripped off. Tonight, like the last few times, Rebekah did SPECTACULAR!

About 1/2 way through the change it hit me - this is the LAST time we have to change the dressing. And then, when changing the caps (or ends of the tubes that come out her chest) it hit me again - we have NEVER had a "central line infection." Yes, we are quite particular about scrubbing and scrubbing and sterility when it comes to her lines, but it is almost unheard of to not have an infection at least once. Upon that thought I stopped what I was doing and scrubbed everything again.

Then the funniest thought we have had in a long time hit us. WE ARE/HAVE BEEN REALLY REALLY LUCKY!!!!!!! Throughout this whole process God's hand has protected us. With one small exception during radiation we have not had to stop or limit her treatment in any way like others have. As much time as we did spend in hospital, we still didn't have to spend as much as others have; which is a direct result of not having the complications that others have had. We have been able to follow the 'protocol' treatment almost exactly, which few others have been able to do. We have not had to go away to receive treatment in another city like others have. We could go on, but the point is made. After what we have been through since April last year we find it really funny to say, WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY.

THAT is what you call perspective. Please praise God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us and ask Him right now to bless you with a little perspective on your own life.

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At Friday, February 24, 2006 10:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

What a great God! How much more He cares for us -- more than He cares for the sparrows, AND how He has shown His love for Rebdkah. Awsome!!! Leanne from Pa.

 
At Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Teresa M. Left a thought...

I love when God gives us His insight and perspective. His knowledge is so perfect. God did the same for me yesterday (insight) about several events in just this past week. It gave me what I call the "Holy Spirit googelies". I pray that many will continue to read about your walk with God, and know that He is good!

 
At Saturday, February 25, 2006 5:32:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

My Sara got her port out 3 days before Christmas. It was the best Christmas gift EVER!!! We don't miss it a bit. . .

 
At Saturday, February 25, 2006 5:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

I need to tell you what a blessing reading about you all has been to me. We lost our son after a 7 year struggle in July. One terribly lonely night I found Rebekah's Page. And I have read it daily ever since then. You all have shown me Jesus and a God that does hear from His children. Thank you for sharing your life with me. OK? I do not know how else to express this feeling. And all the Great news lately for your family! It helps me so much. I want to believe.

 
At Saturday, February 25, 2006 7:00:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh Left a thought...

Praise God! He is so good!!!

 
At Sunday, February 26, 2006 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Rebekah Christine Left a thought...

Anonymous, Our hearts and tears weep for you on the loss of your son and your continued pain. We don't know how we would have made it this far without God, and in truth we don't know how we have made it even with Him. God has many plans for Rebekah and we are very firmly convinced that sharing His glory in this blog is just one of them.

In this blog you have seen what prayers can do. This is not some Sunday morning sermon telling you stories about what God could do if He wanted. 90% of the people reading and posting here are complete strangers to us. If you have been reading you have seen what prayers and God can do. You know first hand what we are going through and what "should" have happened to us by now. You know that the only reason we are where we are is God.

Many, some I know and many more I do not are asking God to make Himself that much more clear to you. At this point, however, I know that YOU know what is real. Believing is a choice that you can make based on what you already know. I beg of you to let yourself make it.

-Scott (Rebekah's Daddy)
www.HelpRebekah.com

 
At Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Scott, Francis, Rebekah, and Sarah,

Praise God. "He is faithful and His love endures forever." 2 Cor. 5:13...I have been praying for you guys and I'm so glad to hear the good news! It is evident (from the posts above) how God's light shines through even the darkest of situations!

Love you guys!

Bethany Tucker

 
At Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:44:00 PM, Blogger thequeen Left a thought...

Beautiful post!

 

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