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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

We feel blessed this year. We have so very much to be thankful for. We are together and will be able to be with family over the next few days. It has been over a year since the house fire and we are getting back to "normal".

We were able to get Rebekah's Tango ordered and it arrived in time for Rebekah to open it up at her birthday party. Her eyes got really big and she said "My Tango" when she saw the box. She opened the box, turned it on and started using it (well using it might be a stretch). We weren't sure if she would remember how it worked or not, but she certainly can get around on it. She still needs help to work with it and truly make it "her" voice. We have applied to several grants to pay for the remainder and haven't heard back, yet, so please pray that the funding comes through for us.

All week last week, both girls were off school due to snow days. We have had about 3 feet of snow fall at our house (and some freezing rain) in the last week and a half and very cold weather. The low on our thermometer was 9 degrees F one night. We still have about two feet of snow on the ground. It is a winter wonderland. They are expecting more snow tomorrow. This is not typical weather for here, so it has made travel difficult.

We hope you all have a safe and merry Christmas! May God's love surround you this holiday season and may you remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. We are thankful for all that God has done for us (much of it through you) and we hope that you are able to reflect on all that he has done for you. God Bless You.