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, April 22, 2007

Pray For Rachel

Please Pray for Rachel and her Mom Jodi, Dad Mark and brothers Blake and Lance.

Here is their latest post:
Sunday, April 22, 2007 5:15 PM CDT

Yes, yesterday was not a good day. We were quite frightened by the events that took place and it hit Mark and I quite hard with the realization that Rachel is going to die. She had such incredible pain and screamed and screamed and screamed. I had no sleep that evening (Rachel and Mark didn't get much either) and the entire family went to the hospital very early yesterday morning. Rachel finally slept at the hospital (didn't even have new pain meds started yet) but all too soon it was time to leave to go to her birthday party. As far as her party is concerned, in two words, it sucked. She was in pain, and wasn't able to interact with her friends at all. She did open her gifts and she did sit at the table and have a couple of bites of cake, but otherwise she was in Mark's or my lap. Mark and I felt horrid yet that's where she wanted to be. How do you deprive her of that???? I really don't know what her little friends thought (or their parents), but again, she so desperately wanted to be there. And so she was.

After the birthday party she went to bed. As the night wore on, Rachel's breathing became more and more shallow with periods of no breath at all. We really didn't think she was going to make it through the night. Family and friends gathered and we prayed over her, we anointed her, we were with her, and we prayed some more. She made it through the night and today her breathing is deeper, more even, and not as rapid. We've actually turned down the pain meds because we feel she's overdosed on them. Hopefully we'll be able to find that fine line between pain coverage and loopiness. She's drinking, she's communicating more, and we're seeing her fiestiness.

Some things were brought to light to us late last night. Jesus healed the sick. He made the lame to walk. He made the blind to see. He even brought Lazerus back from the dead. We know that God can perform miracles. There is absolutely no doubt about it. Miracles happen everyday. They really do. So, just because Rachel seems to be in a dire place, does that mean that we should stop believing that she's going to get a miracle??? NO!!!!!!!! We MUST believe it! It's not enough to KNOW that God can do it, we must all BELIEVE that He WILL do it!! Envision her alive, happy, healthy. Envision her riding her bike with her hair flowing behind her, in her swimsuit jumping through the lawn sprinkler, in her prom dress walking down the stairs to meet her date, driving away in her car, walking down the aisle at her wedding. POSITIVE thoughts provide positive energy. Belief in what God will do.

There are too many of us who believe that we have been told by God that although Rachel's road wasn't going to be a picnic, that in the end she would be healed. We have to hold to that now. Now is when faith is tested. Mark and I feel better today because we are believing God is going to heal her and not letting Satan take us into that dire spiral. Delusional? Faithful? We feel better. And that peace comes from God. Is that delusional? We are expecting a healing here on earth. That can only come from God. Please join us in believing. Let God know that you BELIEVE that He will heal her. Again ... with faith as small as a mustard seed, we can move mountains. We BELIEVE!!!

Specific Prayers:
~That Rachel be given the miracle of a cure on earth!!!


3 Shared:

At Thursday, April 26, 2007 4:37:00 AM, Blogger Susanne Left a thought...

I'm praying for you, Rebekah! Dear Lord Jesus, please comfort this little girl and her family, and heal her body. Let her know that you're with her always.

At Saturday, May 12, 2007 4:10:00 PM, Blogger Steve Left a thought...

Lord, let your love shine upon this dear family. May floodgates of heaven pour forth an abundant flow of peace, light, and refreshment upon these, your children.

At Monday, May 28, 2007 11:47:00 PM, Anonymous aunt annie Left a thought...

Dear ones - I'm so glad you are having such a good trip. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Be safe and keep well. Hugs. AA


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