7.10.2012

Life Is Good

Life is good when your at the beach!

God was in our corner last week and we were able to plan a beach trip in about 3 days. A huge thank you to Dr. Bush who allowed us a week at his condo.

Lucy is the happiest i have seen her in 17 months. Besides the weight of a huge decision about brain surgery weighing on our minds, we are having a wonderful time. My three fish are already water logged!

I am going to take an official vacation from the blog for a few days. I think I owe it to my family and myself to be completely on vacation.

I'll have tons of pictures to post when we get home. Thank you for your
continued prayers. Life is coming at us full force and we are just seeking Gods guidance as we make some really
big decisions.

Until next time!

78 comments:

  1. Juaacklyn CunninghamJuly 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Good for you all!

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  2. Girl, you have a great time with your clan and know the prayers are still coming.

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  3. I hope you all have a wonderful time, I can't imagine another famliy that deserves it more! And your sweet girl looks too cute in her pink sunglasses ; )

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  4. Enjoy the 3 R's-----rest, relax and restore. Soak in every minute of fun !

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  5. She looks amazing.God bless you and your family.I'glad you can enjoy a good days of vacation.Relax and take a deep breath and look around and see your family. God is good.

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  6. God bless Dr. Bush. God bless Lucy. Enjoy your family dear Kate!

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  7. Enjoy your much-deserved vacation -- all of you! We'll be here when you get back.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL!!! What a blessing to be able to vacation with your family during such a difficult time. Hope that you can savor every moment with your precious family. Always praying for sweet Lucy's miracle. Praying, Praying, Praying!!

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  9. You absolutely deserve this much needed vacation. I pray each moment is full of fun and laughter for your precious family! Praying without ceasing for complete healing for sweet Lucy and peace for you all!

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  10. God is giving you the time as a family just as we prayed for!! We will pray for you all and be thankful for this time you are getting to be together. Soak it all up!

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  11. Thank u Dr Bush:)
    Have a wonderful and relaxing week! You all deserve it. Love from Oregon.

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  12. YAY!!! So much fun!! Have a fabulous time!! Well deserved!
    ♥ AMY

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  13. God Bless You, Kate--wrap up your family and enjoy this vacation!!! You all deserve it so very much. And Bless that Doctor of yours to provide a place to stay. We will be thinking about you enjoying some time just loving on each other and relaxing and doing nothing but having this special time together. Do not give this blog a thought! Only think about family time together. Our prayers still will be lifting up for Lucy and all your family...

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  14. Have fun an we(tipton county) will still be here praying for yall!!

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  15. Thank you for the update Kate!!! I was worried when we hadn't heard from you. YES. YES, YES - I totally agree you SHOULD take some time off!!! YOU ALL DESERVE IT - THAT'S FOR SURE!!! How generous of your Dr to allow you to use his cottage!!! I hope you guys have the BEST time ever!!! I must admit however, I am looking forward to seeing all of your pictures and hearing about all of your adventures.

    I will continue to pray for God to continue to bless your family!!!

    Take Care,
    Jenn xo

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  16. There is nothing sweeter than sitting before God in anticipation of Him speaking! I pray that as you sit still in His presence, He will minister to your spirits and He will speak to your hearts in a precious whisper that only can come from our Father. As our Lord and Father bestowed a mighty miracle of healing on my precious granddaughter Mercie, I am praying the same for your precious Lucy!

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  17. Enjoy your vacation. I'm sure Dr. Bush is excited that he could help your family build memories. I continue to lift sweet Lucy and your family up in prayers! Come back refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes next!

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  18. Enjoy every single second of your vacation with your family! What happy memories everyone will have! I will continue to pray for Lucy and your family ~ for guidance, strength, peace of mind and a complete and total recovery for your baby girl. Hugs from Texas!

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  19. So thankful for this opportunity for you to get away with your family. Enjoy every moment!

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  20. I'm a nana to 10 little blessings and I am humbled and prayerful for Lucy...and your entire family. We're attached to this little girl and want to see her healthy and full of life again. She looks so happy and full of life in this post. Have a wonderful time with your family...you are long overdue! In prayer...

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  21. I hope that you have the most peaceful, restful, stress-free, memorable, and enjoyable vacation ever! You, Erik, Ella, Lucy, and Jack are all in my prayers
    Lots of Love,
    Lauren

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  22. What a BEAUTIFUL bathing beauty - enjoy your family time!

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  23. Enjoy your time all together. Thinking of your family. Continuing to pray

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  24. That is great! Enjoy your vacation making wonderful memories! Praying in Florida!

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  25. It is great that you guys are having a wonderful time at the beach. You deceive a few days off. I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach and I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

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  26. I know you all will cherish each moment. I pray for an abundance of fun and moments of relaxation! I rejoice that you are all there together. I also pray for you to have clarity as you seek the Lord's direction for the enormous decisions you are facing. God Bless all of you. Continued prayers ......

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  27. So happy for your family and I hope you all are able to relish this time together. Continuing to keep your sweet family in my prayers, especially sweet Lucy.

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  28. Praying for rest, relaxation, clarity and positive action. I must admit a selfish wish for another miracle for Lucy and your family. A month ago, you didn't have a promise of these days . . . So enjoy them and trust us all to keep praying for even better ones!

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  29. Look at Lucy in her shades! That's awesome! Enjoy your time with the family, praying for y'all!

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  30. She is so CUTE!! Have a blast on your vacation!!

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  31. So glad to see Lucy happy! Enjoy your family time, so glad you are getting this beach time! You all deserve this x a million!
    We will be praying for y'all.
    kelley

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  32. Prayers being sent y'all's way!! God has a plan for Lucy as well as the rest of your family! You have such a strong little girl that is always smiling no matter what she's going through or what she's been through. Enjoy your vacation and god bless! xoxo

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  33. I pray for many more great moments for Lucy and your family and will continue to pray God always leads you, Erik, and the doctors in the right direction. I know this family vacation was certainly a great decision.

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  34. That picture is so adorable.....our little miracle from God! :) Every time I see that sweet face I think of her miracle. I'm praying for y'all as always! I hope you have a great vacation!! I'm very happy to see you taking a vacation away from the blog to be totally having fun with your family!

    Love,
    Allison

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  35. Enjoy that vacation girl! I hope you all have a great time and can't wait to hear all about it!

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  36. Have a blessed vacation!! Love and prayers to all!!

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  37. So glad that you all are being able to enjoy a little time away! Praying you all continue to enjoy your time together. Also, praying that God opens the right doors for you all in the decisions you all have to make.

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  38. YEAH!!! Have fun and enjoy ;)
    Hugs,
    Michelle from CA

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  39. Holly N. MadugulaJuly 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Praying y'all have a wonderful relaxing time playing at the beach!!!!! I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR SWEET BABY GIRL AND YOUR FAMILY!!!! THE GOOD LORD IS GOING TO SEE Y'ALL THROUGH!!!!!

    Much Love and Hugs from Arlington, TX!!!!
    Holly N. Madugula (my little sister is an RN at West Cancer Clinic in Memphis)

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  40. So happy to read this! - Have a wonderful vacation!!! All of you!
    I am totally amazed by this rollercoaster you all are going thru and can assure you that I feel it too, even though it can't be even close to what you are going thru.

    Still praying for all the best all the way in Finland!

    -Anne-

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  41. Yes you definitely do deserve a break! Enjoy your sweet, beautiful family! xoxo

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  42. Kate, I am so glad you are all going to have a well deserved vacation. I don't know a family that is any more deserving than yours. I want to tell you Thank you so much for the quick post to let us all know that everything is going as well as can be, I was so so nervous when I hadn't seen any post for a couple days. My hopes were that you were alll having so much fun that you didn't have time for a blog post. I will be waiting for the most precious pictures to come when your vacation slows down because I hope that this vacation can last a life time.

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  43. All of you deserve this - and so much more. Have fun playing at the beach, and hopefully everything will turn out well once you arrive back home!

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  44. Have a wonderful, joyful week at the beach. We'll continue to pray for blessings on Lucy and the whole family.

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  45. Have a lovely holiday all together. Thinking of you all. xxx

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  46. a well deserved break!!!! have a beach blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  47. Best wishes for a wonderful vacation! ... :)

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  48. God Bless You and your family. We deserve every piece of happiness that you can grab. Looking forward the seeing your pics

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  49. Yay!!!!! So happy for you all!!!!! And just overjoyed to hear of Lucy's happiness. Hearing of her happiness brightened up an otherwise gloomy East Tennessee morning. Have a wonderful time together this week!!!!!

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  50. A much deserved break! I hope it's absolutely wonderful. Will check back in a few days to see the pictures of those beautiful smiling kiddos that I know you will be posting.

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  51. Wise decision! We will keep praying!

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  52. Praying for your family, especially for God to give you wisdom in all decisions you must make. May your time off be blessed with relaxation, wellness, and happiness.

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  53. Always love seeing pictures of Miss Lucy living life!!!

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  54. WE LOVE YOU LUCY!!!

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  55. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!!!!!

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  56. May you all have a lovely time at the beach - it warms the soul! Praying for your family every day! God Bless!

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  57. How wonderful!!!! Enjoy your time!!!

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  58. we will be waiting to see them. Enjoy !

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  59. This is such a touching blog I posted your button on my site and am wearing it proud

    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  60. This is wonderful news Kate!!!! Lucy looks so happy and she looks great!!! I am so happy for your family and answered prayers. I just have to tell you that even when Lucy was at her worst and you were praying for no suffering for your Lucy, I had a gut feeling that it was not Lucy's time to go. I still have a gut feeling that Lucy will beat this horrible disease. I don't know why I have this feeling but I do. I also want you to know that your Lucy has changed me and my outlook on life. Lucy has taught me to take nothing for granted, she has taught me to put more Faith in my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Lucy has taught me to hold my children a little tighter and to spend a few extra minutes with them when rushing out the door.

    I am so happy for your family and please know that me and my little family pray for you all every day.

    Frances Bales, Houston, TX

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  61. Enjoy your rest! Always praying and praying!
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  62. We will keep praying for you and your family Kate. No matter how much I will miss your usual updates, NOTHING is as important as spending this time with your family. Your family has been through so much these past months that this vacation is looooong overdue. Have fun and make memories!

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  63. Your family is always in my prayers. So glad that your all able to take a break together and enjoy the beach.

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  64. You and your family so much deserve this vacation. WOW! Enjoy we will be looking forward to pictures and will continue in prayer for Gods guidance. I personally have cried many tears for you and your family.....you ALL are very loved. God Bless.....

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  65. Have a great time! God bless Lucy and her family <3

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  66. Thanks for the update and the sweet picture of Lucy- she looks amazing. I am so happy your family is able to go on this wonderful vacation- Enjoy and know that we are all keeping your family in our hearts and prayers.

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  67. LogodaedalyGiggleJuly 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    http://goo.gl/iAYcC

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  68. Well deserved....enjoy
    Sandy in Canada

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  69. Donna K. in LouisianaJuly 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Lucy looks RADIANT!! Hope you, Lucy and your entire family enjoy every single second of your vacation. What a BLESSING!! Your team of prayer warriors will be hard at work while you guys are getting some rest and relaxation!! God bless you and your precious family and....Swim Lucy, Swim!!

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  70. Many prayers being sent to your family from Seattle, WA.

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  71. I just started reading this after some Disney friends told me about Lucy. What a wonderful mother you are to all your children! I say a prayer for Lucy and your entire family every day. Lucy's story is so similar to my 4 year old niece, who was diagnosed with leukemia a year and a half ago. God bless all parents who have a child with cancer.

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  72. Rest and enjoy each others company. God has this one. We are all praying for your family.

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  73. Have a wonderful, well deserved family beach vacation!!!!!

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  74. You are one beautiful baby, Lucy! Hope you and your entire family are enjoying this beach trip! A family vacation so deserved by all of you! Hugs to everyone. Praying always for miracles for you, strength for your parents, understanding for your sister and knowledge for your doctors. You are a brave girl! Keep fighting. This world needs you!

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  75. How I feel for you as you make these choices. Recently, my husband and I made a very minor decision for our son. We worried over it, and then when it was all said and done questioned it. How much more you and Erik must feel pressure to choose wisely. Praying without ceasing.

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  76. Enjoy your vacay. We'll be here when you get back. Prayers to your beautiful family.

    - Reese

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