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.

Monday, February 15, 2010

a BIG answer to prayer...

...and we do mean BIG!

Saturday was a frustrating day having come to the conclusion (forced) that mommy is going to have to be in the wheelchair much closer to full time. Thank you so much for all of your prayer support - it has been felt.

Yesterday was a big emotional lift up as we followed through on a lead from the ham radio community. Steve and Sharon had talked to Grandma M about the possiblity of loaning us a van to use. They use it on Sundays to take their mom to church but generally not during the week and they wanted to help us out.

So at least temporarily we have this van available to us during the week:

Mommy got her wheelchair in and drove it home last night, making several stops and getting in and out. It is going to give her a new found independence. It has room in the back for the girls' carseats and mommy's wheelchair goes into the passenger spot as you can see from the photos above. When mommy is driving (which for now she still can) she can scoot from her wheelchair over to the driver's seat and when daddy is driving mommy can stay in her wheelchair.

There are a few peculiarities with it that never mattered if the driver was not the one in the wheelchair but will make a difference for us so we are hoping to take the van to the accessibility place today to see if those can be worked out. Please pray this morning that they are "easy fixes" or at least CHEAP fixes.


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At Monday, February 15, 2010 8:37:00 AM, Blogger Debbie Dunham Left a thought...


At Monday, February 15, 2010 9:52:00 AM, Blogger mom2sillyshorts Left a thought...

Great news! We continue to pray for your family.

At Monday, February 15, 2010 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Allie Left a thought...

Praise God!
Wonderful to see Mommy keep some independence!
Lifting you all in Prayer.

At Monday, February 15, 2010 5:40:00 PM, Anonymous Charles Rice Left a thought...

That is great! God answers prayer, that is for certain. †


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