3.03.2011

In Other News

Thanks for a wonderful father-in-law and the power of modern technology I am able to keep up with the things my Ella and Jack have done over the past week.  I know.  I know.  It's only been a week, but it seems so much longer.  A week out of the life of a 5 month old means that you stand the chance of missing a major milestone like sitting up or figuring out how to get from back to stomach.  But we will be home soon and I take solice in that. 

 Erik's sister Cheri had to go home which was so sad.  She was such help to Ella during the first few days.  We know we will see her again soon, but we will miss her like mad.

 We missed Ella's last basketball game.  I was really sad because I missed the one before due to a Lucy vomiting episode like Saturday.  In this last game Ella played defense like a made woman and scored 10 points!
 Jack appears to be changing by the moment.  Oh my arms literally ache when I think about holding him. 

 The best therapy this big sister could have.  We are a little worried about Ella's understanding and anxiety over this issue, but she is in good hands with her grandparents, our friends and her school.  This will all become clear to her soon enough. 
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9 comments:

  1. Do you wonder why you have to,
    feel the things that hurt you,
    if there's a God who loves you,
    where is He now?

    Maybe, there are things you can't see
    and all those things are happening
    to bring a better ending
    some day, some how, you'll see, you'll see

    Chorus:
    Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
    that you still have a reason to sing,
    'cause the pain you've been feeling,
    can't compare to the joy that's coming

    so hold on, you got to wait for the light
    press on, just fight the good fight
    because the pain you've been feeling,
    it's just the dark before the morning

    My friend, you know how this all ends
    and you know where you're going,
    you just don't know how you get there
    so just say a prayer.
    and hold on, cause there's good who love God,
    life is not a snapshot, it might take a little time,
    but you'll see the bigger picture

    Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
    that you still have a reason to sing,
    'cause the pain you've been feeling,
    can't compare to the joy that's coming

    so hold on, you got to wait for the light
    press on, just fight the good fight
    because the pain you've been feeling,
    it's just the dark before the morning
    yeah, yeah,
    before the morning,
    yeah, yeah

    Once you feel the way of glory,
    all your pain will fade to memory
    once you feel the way of glory,
    all your pain will fade to memory
    memory, memory, yeah

    Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
    that you still have a reason to sing,
    'cause the pain you've been feeling,
    can't compare to the joy that's coming

    Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
    that you still have a reason to sing,
    'cause the pain you've been feeling,
    can't compare to the joy that's coming

    com'n, you got to wait for the light
    press on, just fight the good fight
    because the pain you've been feeling,
    it's just the hurt before the healing
    the pain you've been feeling,
    just the dark before the morning
    before the morning, yeah, yeah
    before the morning



    Christian lyrics - BEFORE THE MORNING LYRICS - JOSH WILSON

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  2. Praying for Lucy and her entire family, keeping you all in my thoughts and wishing you well from south Florida {{{hugs}}}

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  3. I think of, and pray for, your sweet Lucy every day! She played with my niece Addie on T Ball over the summer. I always remember seeing her and thinking how spunky and tough she was out on that field! She's gonna beat this. Go LUCY Go!!!!

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  4. You don't know us, friend of Double, but my wife and I are praying healing and comfort upon Lucy and your family! Thanks for keeping us updated, I love the music and I listen to it at work :)

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  5. We are praying like crazy for you all. My oldest goes to a private school near you and talks about Lucy and how all of the girls are wearing ribbons for her at school. Lucy is a constant in bedtime prayers, and just know that you are not alone in this. Go LUCY GO!!!

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  6. My heart aches for you, your sweet precious Lucy, and your family. Praying that God's healing hands would rest on Lucy, that He would give her strength, an appetite, courage, pain relief, as little side effects as possible from the chemo and radiation...that He would build a hedge of protection around your sweet family during this time. As a word of encouragement, I've seen our Heavenly Father preform countless miracles, one being healing my Dear Uncle from aggressive cancer...literally shrinking tumors to shadows! He is in the business of miracles...it's His specialty!! I have NO idea why anyone should have to experience what Lucy is...why your family is going through this turmoil, but I promise to pray for the next 6 months. I also wanted mention two things that might help during her treatment, a bio-band acupressure wristband that can help tremendously with chemo related nausea (can be purchased online), and a liquid iron supplement called FloraVital (taken with orange juice to mask the flavor) can do a great deal to sustain energy while enduring chemo and radiation.
    I found your blog via Kelly's Korner. Blessings from Arkansas.

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  8. What a heart breaking story...Lucy, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Remember to keep your spirits up and no matter how hard it is.. try to stay positive.. Lucy's mom, remember to breath, and take one day at a time and if that is to much, do one minute at a time..whatever it is that you can handle. God bless to you and your family during this difficult time. You don't know me, I got this off of my brother's facebook. Patricia D (Canada)

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