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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Monday, March 20, 2006



Continuing to be Sick

We continue to be a house full of sick people. We are all not feeling well - coughing, sneezing, runny noses, sore throats, nausea and vomiting, difficulty sleeping, etc... It has NOT been fun.

Saturday, I took both girls to the doctor. No Ear Infections. Rebekah seems to have Sinusitis, which I guess is to be expected with the radiation she received to her nasal passages. So she is now on Amoxicillin for that. Sarah's just seems to be typical winter virus.

Mommy and Daddy have no energy. It is tough to just try to keep up with the girls and the minimum that needs done. Daddy's computer problems have put him behind and not feeling well, is just making matters worse.

Mommy took Rebekah to speech therapy today along with Sarah. Rebekah seemed to do pretty well. She was working on two word sentences.

While we were out, we saw Maggie's Aunt Kimmy and Maggie's sister Angelina and Maggie's cousin. We chatted for a few minutes. They seem to be doing well. According to Maggie's page, the family is working to help fight against childhood cancer. Please continue to keep her family in your prayers.

Rebekah's hair is starting to grow in. We are seeing a little fuzz on her head. Her right eyebrow and eyelash are coming in and her left eye as a few lashes. It is kind of exciting to see, but yet a little scary as it can be a very visible look at where the radiation has greatly affected her.

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At Monday, March 20, 2006 9:17:00 PM, Blogger Heather Left a thought...

I hope you all feel better soon and that you can finally get some rest!!

 
At Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:14:00 AM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

The things we take for granted - like hair. I'll look forward to pictures down the line as it grow in. :)

 
At Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:03:00 AM, Blogger jel Left a thought...

sorry to hear that you all are sick, :( it is no fun,

praying that you all get better soon

take care and God bless

huggs

 
At Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:33:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

My daughter was thrilled when her hair started coming back in - such a miracle, in her mind! I hope and pray that with the advent of spring, you shall soon be feeling better. Thanks for letting us know about Maggie's family.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:05:00 AM, Blogger Danny Sims Left a thought...

God bless.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:06:00 AM, Blogger Danny Sims Left a thought...

God bless.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:16:00 AM, Blogger Mom Nancy Left a thought...

I'm raising your family in prayer right now and posting about this on a prayer chain!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:26:00 AM, Blogger Cindy Left a thought...

I just lifted a prayer for your family today...asking God to give all of you health, strength and encouragement! What a beautiful website you have!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:37:00 AM, Blogger Beckie Left a thought...

Lifting your family in my prayers! I've put rebekah on my blog. May God bless each one of you in a very special way.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:43:00 AM, Blogger Katie Left a thought...

continuing to pray and check in on all of you

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:44:00 AM, Blogger Susanna Left a thought...

'Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings as eagles;they shall run and notbe weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.' Isaiah 40 v 30-31

I am so thankful that we have a God who knows our every need.May He meet yours right now......and I pray that you will have more sleep soon!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:47:00 AM, Blogger no_average_girl Left a thought...

just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. may He continue to lift you up and give you the strength you need to carry on.

blessings!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:49:00 AM, Blogger Paula Left a thought...

I do hope you're feeling better soon! So happy to hear you have hair coming in...how neat!

Love and hugs,

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:52:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Left a thought...

I was just reading through your posts about Rebekah and about the road you've all travelled. It sounds as if you've come a long way and have a long way to go. I know how hard it is when you're not feeling well and the rest of the family is sick, too. No fun at all. I am praying that the Lord will give an extra measure of grace and patience and strength.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:55:00 AM, Blogger Stacey Left a thought...

Rebekah and family, I want you to know I'm new to your page but will pray for your family. What a sweet little girl, I'm so sorry you are dealing with all of this!! I know the power of prayer and right now that's all we can count on. So just know that you are being lifted up today!!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:03:00 AM, Blogger Faith Left a thought...

I am new to your site. I wanted to just let you know that my family and I will be lifting you all up in prayer.I pray that you will feel His Presence and His loving arms surrounding you.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:43:00 AM, Blogger Linda Left a thought...

I am so sorry for all that you are going through. I will be lifting you up in prayer--for God to give you strength, courage, and healing. His love and power are everlasting.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:52:00 AM, Anonymous Christy Left a thought...

I'm new to your page, too. Rebekah sounds like an amazing little girl. I'm praying for you & your family during this difficult time.

"Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:30-31
God bless you & yours

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:08:00 AM, Anonymous blestwithsons Left a thought...

The faith and strength of your family shines to the glory of God! I cried reading the post where Rebekah got to take your bracelets off... I pray that you never have to put them on again. And I'm praying that you will be over this bug quickly!

Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Psalm 105:3,4

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:13:00 AM, Blogger Pam in Colorado Left a thought...

Keep looking up! Know that you are being prayed for. May you all start feeling better today.

Blessings to you all.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Carol Left a thought...

Praying for His healing hand on you all, that everyone at your home will be well quickly.

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:41:00 AM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

hope you guys start feeling better

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:44:00 AM, Anonymous Nurse Heather Left a thought...

Sorry to hear that you're all under the weather! :( Hope you're up and at 'em soon! It's so good to hear that Rebekah's doing well! Take care!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Miss Tresninos Left a thought...

I'm sorry to read you all are not feeling well. I will be praying for all your needs.

God Bless.

Sara

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

You all are in our prayers here in Tennessee and Georgia! Hope that you all will feel God's loving arms around you right now! Peace and rest and health to you all!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Destination...Gloryland! Left a thought...

How difficult the road of life seems at times. But God WILL provide the strength for each step as we cling to Him. There is no need for Him to give us more than what we need at that very moment, for as we walk forward in that step with Him, it is then that He will give us the strength for the next one.

I am praying for you today. Praying that God will meet you where you are at...tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed. He is there in the midst of all you do in your day. Worshipping God is part of our everyday existance. The birds, trees, and stars worship God just by doing what they were created to do. It is the same for you and I. We are worshipping God when we do what we were created to do. In your case, you were created to care for these precious girls with many needs. Each smile, each time you clean up after they are sick, each time you put in a load of laundry...you are worshipping God...and He is very pleased.

What an example of faithfulness and self-sacrifice you are to me!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

I am praying that you all are feeling better soon!

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:39:00 PM, Blogger Aimee Left a thought...

Dear friend, My prayers are with you also . . .

"We went through fire and through water: but Thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place." Psalm 66:12b

 
At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:16:00 PM, Blogger Robin Left a thought...

I pray that you are all feeling better soon. Continue to cling to Him who cares so much for you.

 

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