Monday, August 9, 2010


"Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." --Romans 5:5

Have you ever noticed how Satan seems to try and get your family down with a lot of trials all at once. Well, it seems like he has been working over time on our family, but thank goodness God has too.

As some of you know my mom has been battling with cancer off and on for the last couple years. She had received a clean bill of health about a year ago, but unfortunately the cancer came back at the beginning of the summer. It is crushing to know that she is having to go through everything again. Last Wednesday she had her first cancer treatment and she will continue to receive those treatments every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks. It is amazing how little things that used to be so important just aren't that important anymore when you know your mom is fighting for her life.
We live believing that my mom is going to be okay. We truly believe that God has much more for her to do and that he has blessed her with a doctor who has found the cancer early and will work his hardest to make her well again. Right now the doctors are a bit confused because they have tested my mom multiple times and know that her cancer cells are elevated, but they have been unable to find where the cancer cells are coming from. This is making everyone a bit more concerned because you don't know for sure if you are treating the right thing if you don't know where the cancer is at.
The reason for this blog is to ask you to take a little time to say a prayer for my mom. The Bible says multiple times that God hears our prayers and he will listen to them. We are so blessed to serve a God who cares so much.

"You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. Hear my prayer, O Lord, listen to my cry for mercy." --Psalm 86:5-6

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to pray for my mom. I know that it will make a life changing difference. We all will continue to believe and have faith in the Lord knowing he will always be with my mom giving her the strength she needs to make it through this battle. As you pray for my mom please also remember all those that you know who are battling cancer and pray for them too and I will do the same.

Thank you and God Bless You


Kaitlin said...

Hey Rachel. Tom and I are praying for your mom! May God Bless you and your family.

"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." -Romans 15:4

Mrs. G said...

Thanks so much have no idea how much that means to me. And I love that scripture. I will have to remember that one. I hope you had a wonderful summer and are enjoying your new home. How is that puppy doing?