~~~standing together as Ansley battles non-hodgkins lymphoma~~~

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"...for this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you..."

Monday, December 5, 2011

A New Day.....A New Season

Well, friends, Ansley's year of chemotherapy treatment is officially OVER!!
Just this morning, she woke up feeling more like herself than I have seen in months. She ended her final oral chemo on Saturday morning but I think knowing there is no "next round" has boosted her spirits in an incredible way. Words can't express the emotions that fill my heart right now. I am watching she and her brothers make a fort together out of sheets and towels and whatever else they can find. Why is it that a year ago this would've driven me crazy but now it brings nothing but delight to my soul?? I see life differently now. I see how precious it really is.

We are praising God for His faithfulness during this past year. It has not been easy but He has been so gracious to us. We pray that Ansley never has to have chemotherapy again! I trust that He is completely able to make that happen.

Ansley's Attempt on Saturday was a huge success! What an amazing way to celebrate the end of treatment! She also got her first Guinness World Record! She carries around the framed certificate everywhere she goes. I feel honored that so many people desire to help other families through The Journey House. It is a beautiful thing when we use our lives for good. I want to be totally spent when Jesus comes back! I have all of eternity to live in perfection. Now is the time for work!! Now is the time for service. Now is the time for endurance. Please join me in this vision.

Ansley's first set of scans is on December 19th at 7 AM. Would you pray for our family that day? I am sure the enemy will try to capture our minds and bring about fear. Please pray he is not given control. Pray for clean scans and no complications with the bone marrow biopsy, too.

Thank you for how you have loved our family. It is because of people like you that this year is ending so sweetly.

If you want to be on the Friends of The Journey House list, you can send me your e-mail address and we will keep you updated on our progress. We would covet your prayers as we make some big decisions about building plans. Also, our website is www.thejourneyhouse.org.

Anyone interested in seeing footage from Ansley's Attempt can go to News 5 Charleston,News 4 Charleston and YouTube. Just type in Ansley's Attempt and it should come right up.

Rejoice with us today and this season!! We love you dear people so much.