Juggling Life with Joy!

Juggling Life with Joy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Prayer

Sorry folks, I had to take a short break from posting about my mission trip to ask for you all to pray. As we were so focused on getting ready for our trip to the Dominican Republic, little did I know that before we left I would be faced with a huge test in my life..I believe in prayer so I am asking you to help me..please join with me and pray for the healing of my parents...
Here is how it all began...

As we were preparing to go home in Dec. 2009 to spend time with our families, we get a phone call from mom on Christmas. She explained daddy was in the hospital and couldn't stop vomiting. We rushed home and seemed relieved that the doctor thought it was a bowel obstruction, and in a day he would be home...Whew! What a relief..so we thought. So, he did seem to be a little better, but in Feb. while on a visit with us here in Virginia daddy didn't feel well and everything he ate made his stomach feel bad. Leading up to spring, dad's symptoms grew worse and after having a CAT scan done, we were told that he had to have surgery quickly because his bowel was about to burst due to obstruction. On May 19Th, 2009 daddy was all prepped to have surgery and the doctor made us feel real confident that he thought dad had a hernia that was choking his intestine and he was going to be all better after surgery...
Little did we know..that...our life would never be the same...Dad was diagnosed with having a rare cancer in his small intestine. It is called adenocarcionoma...we were hopeful though because the surgeon felt like he got it all. But a body scan revealed that he had a spot on his liver and on the intestinal wall where they removed the tumor. He will shortly begin chemo to hopefully eliminate the cancer. Please pray for him as he begins his treatment. Pray for our family. Though we are not a perfect family, we are a close family. Pray,pray,pray...


Now, unfortunately this is only the beginning of what has been going on for our family. As soon as we landed in Miami after our mission trip to the Dominican Republic we found out that my mother was diagnosed with MS. She also had a stroke that we didn't know about. It was a small one and had healed up and looked to have happened about 6 months ago. Thankfully, she met with her neurologist and she likes him. He was very positive and help to shed some light on her diagnosis. She will start taking medicine and hopefully this horrible disease will never rare it's ugly head again. I worry about her though. Daddy and her are so close...high school sweet hearts...and as long as I have been their daughter I can remember several very hard trials that they have overcome in their life. But I worry about her strength for this battle. She is fighting for dad so hard. Since day one of his diagnosis it has been a war with the insurance company that covers them. She really does not need any added stress in her life as it is not helpful to MS. Again pray,pray, pray...

I know heaven is an awesome place, and if we love God one day we will be there. But in my human fleshy self...I am being selfish when it comes to my parents. I know God is not punishing me, or my parents...He knows our pain, prayer, worries, hurt, anxiety...I know that ALL...ALL things work for the good to those that love HIM...but my heart...who has always had the comfort of knowing that her parents would grow old together, watch my daughter's dance and cheer and play sports, watch my son play baseball, see all the grandchildren graduate and get married and have kids that they can play with...well, it has been threatened! I am only human...and I am being selfish 'cause I want my parents to be here with me much longer. I am praying for healing and that God will heal in the way that is my and my families desire. I am not sure what tomorrow will hold but I do know that God is good, God loves us, and God will be glorified through this. And..I am trying to accept that it may not be my will...but I sure am hoping so...

You see...my kids...well,...they love them...and my parents love them so much...It breaks my heart to think that they may have to see mom and dad fight this battle...but I know my mama and daddy fight hard and they will overcome...
Here are my parents..Debra and Ricky Warren. They live in NC about 6 and a half hours away. They enjoy life and absolutely love spoiling all the grandchildren....Kaitlyn, Kyndal, Caleb who are my three think that there is nothing better than to go to the Meme and Gran Gran's and eat,drink and play what ever they want... Tre' and Braiden, my brother's kids think the same thing. My parents have rarely missed a dance recital, has made at one or two ballgames that the kids play in, school events,etc...They are always there...
Mom even takes up for Hilton even when I think he is the one in the wrong..heehee! Whenever we have a problem with something broken in the house or the car..Hilton and I don't call a repair person...we call dad who is 6 hours away. I believe that man can fix anything and get you through strange towns that your GPS system didn't even know existed. He is a walking GPS system. Whenever one of the kids has a strange cough, look, strange mark on them, we call mom...mom should have been a doctor because my brother and I think she has a answer to all medical problems...
So please Pray...
Because....
I feel like our kids deserve more play days on the beach with them...

They need more time to help gran-gran build things, and cut the grass with the big lawnmower...

They need to know that Meme will be in the kitchen with them coming up with more recipes to cook with them years to come..




Gran-gran is Caleb's "besfran" as he says. Whenever gran-gran is around...no one else exists. He even sticks his tongue out like my dad does when he is concentrating on something. All the gran boys do...one day maybe I can get a pic of all of them doing it...When Caleb gets hurt he cries for his gran gran...

Caleb is an all Gran gran boy..now he loves his meme...but when Gran gran is around Caleb wants all of his attention Even when gran gran is not around, Caleb talks about him. He loves riding in dad's mustang with the top down!



Kaitlyn who started out as Grangran's little girl has recently become more close to Meme...she loves working with her, cooking, and baking...and she thinks that no matter how old she is, she will always sleep in the middle of the bed with them. She is the first grandchild, so in my parent's eyes..she does no wrong! LOL!







My sweet Kyndal loves being outside with her Gran gran and when we go home he has to stay in the same room with her. She loves snuggling up to both Meme and gran gran at night with her little thumb in her mouth.







Braiden , my nephew, loves being outside with his Gran-gran! He also loves anything to do with racing just like Gran gran. But I think secretly Meme has the way to his heart. This boy will eat anything that Meme makes!







Tre', my nephew, well he is a Meme boy. He loves helping her in the kitchen...He thinks MeMe is the next to the best cook...(He said his mama is the best,."cause she makes the best Hamburger Helper!"heehee)









My prayer:
Memories...my prayer is that there will be so many more memories to be made for years to come...




We are praying...Will you join us??









2 comments:

Denise said...

You and your family are in my prayers Amy. We love you and pray that God will give both of your parents many more years.

SarahRachel said...

This is such a beautiful post, Amy. The pictures and the words. It brought tears to my eyes. I will definitely be praying. Love you