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, October 20, 2009


Sorry, can't come up with a better label for today.

Rebekah had school today and Sarah was at home. While at home Sarah was complaining of her ear really hurting so mommy and Cathleen took Sarah to the doctor. Doc doesn't see any signs of infection but gave her some numbing drops in case it continues to hurt.

Daddy had to take care of getting Rebekah ready for school this morning as mommy was in too much pain. After taking some pretty serious pain killers mommy was able to get up and do a few things early morning but the pain was back this afternoon and mommy is back in bed. Daddy will take care of dinner and bed time tonight.

The events of the day - CONCRETE!!!!

Here is what it looked like when we were tearing things out:

And now:

The old walk was too narrow, broken and uneven to get a wheel chair up it. Now we could land a small plane on it it seems! This picture is of Mike, the owner of MLM Construction who donated his and his crew's time and materials to make it possible. If you ever need concrete work done in the Portland area please get a hold of Mike. He is a major answer to prayer in so many ways!

And then of course there is the REQUIRED action of handprints in the new concrete. Daddy took the girls out and they picked out a corner right out in the middle of everywhere to put their hands and write their names in the concrete for all the world to see forever:

It has been a rough day but emotionally it is a huge relief to have the concrete done. Thank you all for continually lifting us up!

3 Shared:

At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:59:00 PM, Blogger The other me Left a thought...

I have been reading your blog since way back when Rebekah was so sick, I am always so moved by how faithful and loving you are as a family. I love this idea of handprints and hope that mommy and daddy put their handprints in too, a treasure for always. I will pray for your family and for miracles once more, we know that with God, nothing is impossible.

At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:22:00 PM, Anonymous Darlene Left a thought...

Remembering you in our prayers...

At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:27:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

I have been praying God's Word over you each day - specifically Psalm 91. Our God is a God of miracles. Sending a hug!

Psalm 91 (New Living Translation)
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.

9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”


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