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.

Friday, March 23, 2007

A Dream Come True

We are in the trailer. A lot of inspiration comes from this trailer. Much of this blog was written from this trailer, unfortunately. Much of this blog was written and much of the inspiration from this trailer came while "camped" out in the hospital parking lot for days and even weeks on end.

For those of you who don't know, we bought this trailer somewhat on a lark. It was truly a gift handed to us by God more than two years before Rebekah was diagnosed. We can look back on it and see how God had plans for this trailer that we never could have even dreamed of dreaming (or having nightmares) about. It has been perfect in more ways that we could imagine and that can only be God.

When we bought the trailer we thought the "upper" queen bed would be a great retreat for mommy and daddy. A quick try and we realized being 6 feet up with only 18" between us and the ceiling was not really going to work. That is when we started dreaming about the girls sleeping up there. Well, years later here we at the beach about an hour from our house. The rain is pounding down all around us and giving a nice pitter patter on the roof. There is no TV reception and only a few Christian MP3 on the laptop playing over and over again. And, oh ya, the girls are up on top for the first time ever!!!

We still have to keep 1/2 the bed folded up so that the girls will not fall out so things are not exactly as we would have planned them - they never are - but it is truly a milestone reached and a dream come true.

If you are thinking what a tiny little dream this is, you are right. But it is one that gives us much to rejoice about. If you are thinking what a tiny little dream this is, you are right. But we ask you to think about how much rejoicing in your life you are missing if all you do is focus on the big dreams and forget to rejoice over the little ones.

We feel like this is one more step away from where we have been. Please, however, keep in mind that there are those that are just beginning their journey or have not been able to put it behind them. Please keep in mind McKenna, Rachel, Angela, Josh, Gage and... the list is endless so please make your prayers endless as well.

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At Saturday, March 24, 2007 6:38:00 PM, Anonymous Debbie Left a thought...

I'm jealous! How wonderful to create some new memories in the trailer so that you can leave the old "hospital" memories behind. Have a wonderful weekend!

At Sunday, March 25, 2007 8:33:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

God didn't say to only rejoice in the "big" things. He loves us so much that He cares about even the little things, and those seeminly little things are still little blessings from heaven and to be rejoiced in!

At Sunday, March 25, 2007 9:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

So glad you were able to make some happy memories. They will be a joy to charish and look back on. Thanks for the pics. Please post more of the girls. I love to see how they are growing. I keep you in my prayers. Leanne from Pa.

At Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:28:00 PM, Blogger annb Left a thought...

Sometimes I think that would be the best way to live with my family. Such close contact would have to promote closeness between us. Thank you for the reminder to take joy from the little things. You're right, many times those important little things are overlooked.


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