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.
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Friday, December 24, 2010



Christmas Eve

There have been more than a few Christmas Eve's since we started this blog. This is the 6th if I count right. The first one was at the tail end of Rebekah's treatment; she had survived even after one of the doctor's had given her 30% chance of surviving 30 days and we were hopeful. 3 years ago we woke up Christmas Eve in a rental house because just 2 1/2 weeks earlier our house had been ravaged by smoke and flame; we were stunned. This morning we wake up, back in our home. We are stunned at what mommy is going through and we are hopeful, having been blessed by many MANY more months than the statistics tell us that mommy should have been here.

Tonight, at mommy's request, we are going to try and do what we have always done on Christmas Eve. We will go to Grandpa and Grandma's house for dinner and some presents. This morning daddy will start packing the vans - yes two of them are required to carry mommy, daddy, Jenny and the girls as well as the items we need to take care of mommy. At noon we will start with mommy's shower and that will take three people to handle. 3-4 hours later we may be ready. The preparations and the 30 minute trip will involve a lot of pain for mommy that, in her words, the oxycodone takes the sharpest edge off but does not control.

What will help "control" the pain is that mommy is able to spend yet another Christmas with us. She is able to watch her kids and their cousins open presents. She is able to have them come up and touch her hand - which although it causes some pain, it is a "good" pain. She is able to see the tree. And most important to me, daddy, she is able to hear me say "I Love You" and mouth the same back to me.

Merry Christmas.

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At Friday, December 24, 2010 7:30:00 AM, Blogger Sue Z Left a thought...

So happy for you that you have been blessed with more time than you thought with your precious wife. Though it will require much labor to make today's trip happen, the blessings and memories will be priceless.

 
At Friday, December 24, 2010 9:02:00 AM, Blogger Debbie Dunham Left a thought...

Again, thank you for sharing, Scott. You will have a blessed Christmas. Give all of your girls a Christmas hug from me.

 
At Friday, December 24, 2010 9:06:00 AM, Blogger Trwaldo1 Left a thought...

Please Know we pray and LOVE you! Merry Christmas to you!
Love you!

 
At Friday, December 24, 2010 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Darlene Left a thought...

Grateful tears...

 
At Friday, December 24, 2010 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Stephanie Roscoe-AFN Ministries Left a thought...

Thinking of you, praying for you, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

 
At Friday, December 24, 2010 10:16:00 PM, Anonymous Donna Left a thought...

Take tons of pictures, they will be precious later.
Have a happy holiday, and know that people are thinking of you guys.

 
At Sunday, December 26, 2010 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Thank you for this snapshot into your day. . Praying for you as God puts you on my heart. Love, Teresa Mathia

 
At Monday, December 27, 2010 9:24:00 AM, Blogger Graceful Moments Left a thought...

You are the most inspirational family I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Although we have never met in person, you are in my heart and prayers every day. I hope that your Christmas was a blessing to all of you.

 

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