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, June 28, 2011

3 Christian Men

There were these three Christian men that met together every Sunday for breakfast before church. Today 1 was there on time and 2 was late. 3 never showed.

When 1 asked 2 why he was late, 2 replied "I was calling my friends in the next town over, the ones whose homes are flooded to tell them if they need anything to call me..."

Not to be outdone, 1 said "Well I came here this morning hoping we would spend our breakfast together praying for them."

And then they started complaining about 3 not being there, discounting his "Chrstianity" and all for missing their pious time together. They decided to call him on his cell and give him a what for. When 3 answered he told them that he couldn't make it to breakfast because he had taken his boat to the next town over and was helping people get out of their flooded homes...

Are you a 1, 2 or 3?


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers day to my husband and the father of my daughters. You are an incredible father and husband. The last few years have been difficult ones in many ways, but most of all we have relied on God for all our needs and worked through each day together. We have made it through each issue and each delight. We have learned alot along the way. We know that children and family are precious and we should be thankful for them. We never can tell how long any of us have on this earth. We have learned together that possessions are nothing in comparison to the life of a loved one. We have learned to rely on each other and on God.

I know that this last year has been especially hard on you, Scott. This disease has taken so much from me and in turn from you. We don't want it to be this way, but this is where we are. Once again we have to take things one at time. You have had to learn to do things that I used to do and sometimes fumble through it. You have had to become mommy and daddy and my caregiver. We thank God for sending Jenny to us. She has been an absolute godsend.

I love you for all that you are, for caring for me and our household, for teaching our girls so they can become beautiful young ladies who love God, and for being you. Drive safely as you take the girls to camp and enjoy the time that you have with the girls and then have a safe drive home. I love you with all my heart.

Happy Fathers day to my loving husband and to all the fathers who read this.