Okay, so clearly I’m still trying to understand WordPress, because I couldn’t keep going on my last post.
My point is simply this – there is no prognosis too hard for God. He can heal Allistaire. I know that this does not mean He will heal her. So I keep asking for His healing – I will not stop asking that He show His glory by bringing about her healing. But at the same time, I submit over and over to the will of God. He is God and I am not. Death – we know in every fiber of our being it should not be – it is not what life should look like. But death is mysteriously and beautifully how God sometimes brings about life in this fallen, broken world. There’s so much to consider on this topic – another time.
For all of you who have prayed and sent words of love and support – thank you. And please keep doing so. I’ll be sending out a schedule of Allistaire’s chemo in the next few days so you can know more specifics. So far she has done well. I am told over and over that little ones tolerate it so well overall.
Here’s some pics from our Nutcracker Night which was beautiful and magical:
You have to remeber the sciene is only in human’s hand HOPE in your hands. THe odds are beaten all the time. Numbers are just that Numbers. Just because the odds are not in her fair just means that she has to be a little stronger. With your faith and all your support she has it. Do all that you can do and you have to be happy with that. Sometimes we have to stop the research and just take a deep breath and live in the moment. You have docs that take good care of her and sometimes just being the mom and not the research mom is ok to be. Sometimes it is ok to look at her and try to see her as your little girl not the sick one but your little girl. I know it is hard but try to look past all the iv pole and look deep in her eyes and find that little girl. This will make you smile. When I look at my mom I try to look past the bald head and just look at my mom.Some days it very hard but when I can it makes things much better. Just remeber she is not just your Cancer little Girl but your little girl just like my mom is more than my Cancer mom. Michelle Brunner
Nutcracker sounds like a wonderful time for
you & Solveig. Our prayers continue all the
time. We love you all!
I will send a card now that you posted the
address the other day.
Jennifer Leigh & family
Thanks for your prayers Jennifer Leigh! I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas and give extra big love hugs to Papa – I miss him so much!
What a beautiful family and my prayers are with sweet little Allistair and all of you as you triumph on through the months ahead. I am a friend of your parents. I met your dad on a flight returning from a mission trip to India he traveled on in 2010…then I became one of the India mission team last year and will go again in 2012. He shared your story with me and so grateful he did! God is able to do exceedingly abundantly all that we can ever ask or imagine and our God is able! He is the King of Able! I pray the Lord will sustain you and bring glory to His name with your testimony of precious little Allistair. She is a delight and kids are so resilient…also very blessed to have a family who looks to God for all things…healing, hope, and love abound! What JOY it is to read of your faith…such a creative expression of a mom who soldiers on in faith filled love! God Bless you and your beautiful family!
Thank you so much Terry for your encouragement. I know you have seen the Lord do amazing things in India and we pray He will be please to do the same in our lives – in whatever way He chooses. Thank you for your prayers and declaration of the utter ableness of our God.
LOVE the pics at the nutcracker… I can feel Solveigh’s glee & awe. Sooo fun!!! 🙂
What precious children you truly have! What a pleasure to see Solveig’s joyous face! I sent you a message on facebook, I dont know if you check that very often, but when you, can it is there. WE love you four, and we are praying for Allistaire’s healing with you as are many people who have never met you.The prayers are increasing for this little one daily.
Thanks for keeping us updated with this blog. I will be sending a package for your girls tomorrow to the Seattle Children’s Hospital address you have on this blog. Please let me know if you rather have it sent to a diiferent address. Are thoughts and prayers are with Allistare! Love, Jennifer Snell & Family
“Our” not “Are”…I wrote this after spending the day cleaning bathrooms. Too much fumes! I shipped the package this morning. The package was too big to be sent to a PO Box via FedEx. So I sent it to the address of the hospital to Allistare’s attention. Always thinking about y’all!
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Jennifer – We’ll look forward to the package. Thanks for the Dr. Seuss poem – humor is truly something we can use here 🙂
Jennifer – thank you for your thoughtfulness. We really appreciate your love and prayers all the way from the other side of the country! Merry Christmas to you.
Jai, I’m JoMarie’s friend in Bozeman, from the Flock Group that they were a part of for several years. I just want you to know that I am praying fervently for your precious little Allistaire. Thank you for your posts…you are encouraging all of us as you walk this difficult path. I know that the LORD is being glorified through you all. I am continuing to uphold you all in prayer. God bless you and your sweet family.
In Christ, Nancy MacPherson
Nancy I definitely remember you and greatly value all your prayers. Thank you for your support of JoMarie as well!