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, August 15, 2010

My What A Difference...

...a few hours makes.

Last night we were mostly stable, but very poor Frankly daddy expected (because the doctor told him to) to be called back into the hospital as mommy was being transferred to the ICU and having a breathing tube/ventillator put in. That never happened.

4 hours ago we were running down a cardiac scare thinking she might be having some sort of cardiac event. We were also ultra sounding and prepping for the thoracentisis (draining that fluid) that we posted about. That never happened.

And now, well, daddy is laying in mommy's bed typing out this message and mommy is in her wheelchair, off the breathing machine and on just a little bit of oxygen. She is moving herself around and finally making decisions for herself again. If things go the way they have been in a few hours she may even be off the little bit of oxygen that she is on.

There is nothing we can attribute this turn around to except prayer. Don't know why we would be surprised as we have felt His miraculous hand smack us upside the head time and time again. Haven't talked with mommy about it, but daddy (yet again) has a renewed understanding of walking through the valley of death and the promises surrounding that trek. Ever think about the fact that the Bible says we WALK through the valley, not hang out and camp there? That is pretty cool.

8 Shared:

At Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

woooohooo! high five

At Sunday, August 15, 2010 4:46:00 PM, Anonymous Marie Left a thought...

Amen! Gotta love the power of prayer!
Glad to here things are looking much better. Will continue to pray.

At Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:22:00 PM, Anonymous Darlene Left a thought...

We walk by faith, not by sight. The just shall live by faith...

At Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Continuing to pray for the whole Family.
Friends from Tennessee

At Sunday, August 15, 2010 11:11:00 PM, Blogger Shelli Davis-Wilson Left a thought...

I love the power of prayer!!! It's an awesome thing!!We have an awesome GOD!!!

At Monday, August 16, 2010 6:41:00 AM, Anonymous Leanne from Pal Left a thought...

Keep on believing. We serve a mericle making God. He is able to do more than we can ever consieve. Still praying.

At Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

It's Not About the Mystery

By Kelly McFadden

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9

The phone call came late at night, so I knew something was wrong even as I said “hello.” On the other end a friend delivered the news that a dear friend had died. I sat, shocked. Saddened by the news I was confused by why the Lord would take home one of His servants at such a young age.

I know I am not the only one to have an experience where I simply want to ask God why? We hear or see stories read of natural disasters, accidents, kidnappings, murders most days. But when something terrible happens to someone I know, my head wants answers. I want to know why.

Then I am gently reminded that in our walk with Jesus, it is not about explaining the mysteries of this life, it is about resting in the truth. The truth is this: We have a God who loves us so much he sent His Son to die for us. We live in a world that is plagued with problems and struggles from which none of us are immune nor can we completely explain. In those hard times, we can cry out to our heavenly Father for comfort. He is with us, walking with us, carrying us through all of life’s struggles.

So we have a choice. Do we dwell on struggling to find the answers to the Why? or do we look to our Maker and place our trust in Him? We cannot understand what God has prepared for us in this life or for eternity. Until then, He has given us His Holy Spirit to guide us and to be the great Comforter. So when we cry out Why? He alone can quiet our souls. In Him we can find comfort, peace and rest, even when we can’t find explanations.

The Lord does not want us to not get caught up in trying to explain the mystery, but to focus on Him. We are called to look towards Him and know that He is with us and we cannot even imagine His purposes or His plan. Trusting in God does not mean we abandon our emotions and feelings; focusing on Him, reminds us that He is with us and we will never go through our struggles alone.

At Tuesday, August 17, 2010 12:03:00 PM, Blogger Eric Left a thought...

You are all in my heart and prayers.

Fr. Eric Werts (PALS)
St. Luke's Episcopal


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