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, May 18, 2008

Rebekah Makes Daddy Cry / New House

We are sorry for not providing more updates more often. Words cannot say how much we are burning the candle at both ends.

Most important to tell are some very special words from Rebekah that brought daddy to tears today in church. We were in worship time singing praise choruses. One of those choruses had the line "And You died and rose again." Rebekah was in daddy's arms and was singing along up to that point. Rebekah's idea of singing is "blah blah blah blah blah blah..." When we sang "And You died and rose again." Rebekah stopped saying blah blah blah and looked daddy right in the eyes and said "Daddy, I not dead anymore!" Daddy broke into tears.

For those of you who might be new to this blog those words from her mouth were SO much more than spiritually true. Less than 3 years ago Rebekah crashed on the operating table during one of her surgeries and had to be revived. We talk about it every now and then (how often can something like that come up???) but never had any clue that Rebekah remembered or comprehended what happened. Apparently she does. She followed up "I not dead anymore" with something like saying she was here with daddy now. She didn't say it but the impression daddy got was that she actually remembered not being here, and maybe being with Jesus?

That's the heavy. Let us share some significant changes in our life over the last 5 months. In literally 5 months and one week we went from this:

to this:

We are delighted.

Pray for the things that we need to do in order to get the rental house ready to turn back over to the landlord as well as somehow figuring out how we are going to get all this stuff unpacked!

1 Shared:

At Monday, May 19, 2008 4:31:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought... be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord...if even for the few moments it takes to revive someone, I believe that Rebekah did have a glimpse of heaven that day!

And the house --WOW! It looks great! Praying for you - for strength and stamina as you pack/unpack/organize and do all that is involved with the rental home.


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