~~~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..."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Once again, God has blessed us with great news today. Our baby girl's scans were clear of all cancer!
It was a wonderful day in many ways. It is sweet to have so many people praying for Ansley at once, it is beautiful when the medical people working with her are patient and loving, and it is AMAZING when you get a phone call saying everything looks clear. Praise be to God and God alone for the blessing of this good news.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Why Do I Fear??

Dear Friends,
It has been a while since I have posted. Life has seemed quite normal lately. Clinic visits are less frequent, nausea and headaches are a rare occurrence. Yesterday was the first time in over 14 months that I was able to put Ansley's hair in ponytails! It was a very sweet thing because she has been struggling with her hair looking boyish. When she looked in the mirror and saw her ponytails she couldn't stop smiling!

My heart has hit a bump though with scans being this Wednesday. I don't really know what it is. Is it Satan trying to steal my joy or God preparing me for bad news?? Nothing is normal about waiting to see if the cancer is back in her little body. I really feel gripped by fear. This will be the second set of scans since she ended chemotherapy. I have no reason to think the cancer is back-her labs look great, she has lots of energy, and a good appetite. But, I'm struggling. Struggling to trust that Ansley will never have to undergo what she did last year.

Please pray for the scans on Wed. They begin at 10:45. Pray that I would trust her Maker and not fear the outcome.
Blessings on you tonight, my friends.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sweet Times

Dear Friends,
I have taken a breather from journaling the past couple of weeks. The break came not because things have been hard but because life has been so sweet. Our Christmas was one of the most joyful days I can remember! We had so much to celebrate...Jesus, clear scans, cancer-free bone marrow biopsies, and LIFE!!!

Our precious baby girl is getting back to her "normal" self. She has started back to school which is thrilling to her. Her body is quite tired though and we are trying to give her breaks whenever possible. She has enjoyed what most 5 year old enjoy- painting, playing outside, enjoying friends, and spending time with her new puppy, Hershey.

I am thankful that we had so many bad days because it just makes the sweet days so much more amazing! I don't seem to take the good days for granted like I did in the past. I have so enjoyed watching Ansley put on her school uniform, put on her backpack, and run up to her friends. It does a momma's heart good to see her child filled with joy...

Countless thanks for the hours you have prayed and thought about our family. We are in a season of rejoicing! Next scans and biopsies will be in March.

Blessings, friends!