Thank You

Thank you all for the overhwelming and encouraging response to my blog post yesterday.  My heart is full as I just read how many people were praying for Lucy and our family.  The blog world has proven to be an unexpected support group that I cherish deeply.  Almost every comment I received last night was from a "stranger."  I am reassured today that there are some really, really wonderful people in this world. 

Thank you for caring about Lucy and for loving me!  Us moms/women sure know how to stick together!

We are off to the hospital for check ups this morning.  Please remember our sweet friend, Lanie.  She is having an MRI today and she needs this one to be good.  Her dear parents must be a wreck this morning.  Praying that the God of mercy and grace will bestow His presence upon them in a mighty way.
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  1. I will remember Lanie in my prayers along with Lucy and you all.

    Praying and praying,

  2. I tried to post yesterday but then in a rush clicked out before entering the verification word. And then didn't have time to get back to it. Anyways, I said what I think so many others have probably said...that you are so normal. So completely normal in the way you are feeling. Our house just went under contract and we are uprooting our family to move 4 hours north closer to family, with me transitioning to a new job and my husband having to commute for awhile. There are times I have been so overwhelmed with all the logistics and it is not even remotely close to what you are dealing with. In fact, if you didn't feel the way you did I think people would be more worried.

    Lots and lots of prayers for Lucy and your entire family, including you.

    (PS...I hope Kendra is able to help you with your comment issues...she's an absolute doll).

  3. Kate~

    I know it is hard to have faith all the time, but you do so very well. God is there in everything that you do as a mom and caregiver, he knows how hard this is for you. He will not give you more than you can handle. You also deserve to have those want and thoughts for you and your family to all be together. This is a very hard time for all of you and you are doing the best you can under the circumstances.

    I will continue to pray for Lucy and for you and your family to stay strong.


  4. I'm sending all my guardian angels up your way...prayers for Lucy & Lanie going up from Birmingham, AL!

  5. I am one of those "strangers" who prays daily for Lucy and your family. I check your blog often for updates and want you to know how often Lucy is on my mind and in my prayers. Thinking of you all!

  6. Kate,
    As a fellow mom of three (ages 9,6, and 4 on the 4th of July....and his name is Jack too!) I've been having a pity party myself this weekend and so I hadn't checked your blog. I've been following it from afar since March when a friend told me about Lucy and asked for prayers. What you're struggling through is simply amazing and puts my "problems" to shame. You are a fantastic mother, wife, and messenger of God. Hang in there knowing that your family and friends WANT to help you with Jack and Ella so that you can do whatever is needed for Lucy.
    Know that I pray for your family and am convinced that Lucy will be better very very soon.
    Thank you for your honesty and for sharing your story with so many strangers.
    Joy Bess
    Columbia, MO

  7. Praying for you daily. I cannot imagine how torn you feel at this time. Praying that God gives you wisdom as you struggle to find balance.

  8. Kate, you are so entitled to way you feel and don't let ANYONE tell you otherwise. You and your family are going through hell. I have been reading your blog since you found our about Lucy's horrible diagnosis and I am amazed to read how strong you have been through all of this. If you need ANYTHING let me know. I have O+ blood and would feel blessed to donate if needed. I don't usually donate because of an incident with Lifeblood, but said if I knew someone that needed it I would do it in a heartbeat. I pray for you and your family everyday. Thank you for keeping us updated. In my eyes you are SUPERWOMAN!

  9. Also, Lifehouse has an amazing song that I thought you needed:

  10. I just wanted to say that there is nothing wrong with you the post that you wrote last night. Sometimes it is best to write your feelings then to speak them. You are very stressed right now and want what every family dreams of is being together and there is nothing wrong with that. I hope that God keep you strong and he makes Lucy well over the next few months so that you can go home and live like any other family would. May God Bless you and your family.

  11. Praying for little Laney and of course as always, praying for little Lucy.

  12. Kate,

    You ARE superwoman. And what an amazing example to your kids. You wouldn't be human if you didn't feel the weight of the world on your shoulders as you go through this journey. But your faith stays strong.

    I know I am repeating what so many other have said already, but your family is always in my thoughts.


  13. Oh Kate...I don't know you. I just found your blog when all this started. I pray for Lucy all the time and after reading your post from yesterday I just had to squeeze my eyes shut and pray with all my might that God would heal Lucy, hear your fervent prayers and make your family whole again. I have to be honest that I can't read your blog but once a week or so. It hurts so bad. I sob every time I read it and my heart breaks for you and your family. But I always smile through my tears as I see your beautiful faith shining through and see how God is using you and Lucy and the rest of the gang to spread his love, mercy and faithfulness. I guarantee there are so many people reading this who's faith has grown so much by following this story.

    I have 2 little boys. Mason is 1 and Matthew is 3. I cannot begin to imagine them going through all this and I feel like there is no way I would be as strong as you. In my eyes and many others out there, you ARE superwoman. You are an amazing mother and wife and beautiful witness for the Lord. I feel in my heart that God will fully heal sweet Lucy. And that you will all be rewarded in ways we can't even begin to imagine someday.

    I'll be keeping you ALL in my prayers!


  14. I have typed so many responses to your blog only to delete it because I am not good with words. Today I am going to post something just so that you know that yes total strangers are fighting for not only for Lucy's health to be restored, but also for your family to be comforted during this huge trial. I can only imagine what you and your family are going through. I just know that Lucy's cancer is a big bump in the road that will be fixed in time. You will look back on this and think how did we make it through that. I just have so much faith that Lucy is going to come through this and so is your family. Keep fighting Lucy! You are a hero in my eyes!!!!!

  15. Praying for you as you go thru these hard days. May the God of all comfort be your strength and comfort as you go thru each situation with your precious children.

  16. Dear Kate-Yes, you have wonderful blog friends all praying for Lucy and your family. I pray and think about you all day long. Hoping and praying for good days ahead. I will also pray for Lanie. I live in San Diego and if I lived near you, I would volunteer to help babysit, clean your house or anything you need. Just know that I'm praying for you...

  17. Kate,
    Remember, even Jesus asked for 'this cup' to be removed from him, and he was God Incarnate.
    When you come to the end of your rope and can't think or even pray, remember we, your family, friends, and blog family members, are holding you up to God, each one of your family members - especially for the healing of Lucy.
    Janet Dreher

  18. "A pity party is best if attended by the ones who don't mind if you show how you really feel." Thanks for inviting us to your party and keeping it real! You are an awesome Mama!

  19. Just want you to know that you ARE supermom to me...truly amazing. Praying, praying, praying everyday for God's covering over you, Lucy, and your family.