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 22, 2010

The Search For A Van

Having the "loaner" van last week was a big eye opener that there are still some possibilities for mommy to be able to still have a little bit of independence. We never really had a clue how much that meant until it came time to return the van on Saturday morning.

Daddy felt like he was ripping mommy's independence away from her. It was felt throughout the whole family too. On Sunday morning daddy wrote about this on his facebook:
Got up early this morning. Sitting in front of the fireplace, computer on my lap looking for an accessible van. The girls came out and sat down next to me on the couch looking with me. They kept saying "mommy would like that one." When I tried to talk to them about going to church this morning Sarah says "We don't have a van so mommy can't go with us. It's not fair if we go without her."

Sunday afternoon when daddy returned with the loaner van again it was like a weight was lifted off the family again. The only issue is that this can't/won't continue forever so we have begun in earnest the search for a new van. We talked with Grandparents and we do have a limited amount of money that we can put toward a van, though probably not enough to get us something newer.

Please pray that the right van with the right circumstances will find its way to a good home. And for emotional strength as always!

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At Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Rebekah Christine Left a thought...

We have found a perfect van about 2 hours away. It is $4500 more than we have and are trying desperately to find other sources to get up to what this other family can give us the van for. Their daddy/husband died recently of the same thing mommy has. Prayers for resources!


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