Thursday, March 8, 2012

Prayer Request, Updated...

Hello Gals,
I'm popping in real quick to thank all of you who have prayed for our oldest daughter's best friend in her fight with leukemia.  Her bone marrow transplant occurred and she is progressing along as she should, thank god.  Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words.

My daughter has also read your comments and we appreciate the prayers for our daughter as well.  She is strong for her friend but we've also hit a few emotional bumps in the road when she is missing her, to be expected of course.  Now with her senior year coming to an end and prom season fast approaching it is particularly hard, that has been something they usually do together, the planning, the shopping for their dresses, getting ready and pictures so she is working through the emotions of that too.  She often claims that she feels guilty partaking in all of the events that come with senior year and missing her friend is often very hard for her. She knows very well it's most important that she receives treatment and healing, and she of course wants that more than anything.

As I've said before, the blogging community certainly is full of caring, loving, supportive, and uplifting friends and I feel so blessed to be able to connect with so many of you.  I truly do appreciate the time you all take to leave your comments and sweet emails.  I know life can be very busy for us and yet you all make the time anyway.  Thank you....

Take good care,

Hello Friends,

Many of you know from reading my blog that we have had one heck of a year dealing with illness.  Loved ones, family members and friends.  Some (thankfully) recovering and those who are still fighting.  I appreciate all of your powerful prayers and believe they play a big part in recovery.

Well I have a prayer request to ask of you all once more.... 

Best friend on left, my daughter on right...
being normal silly teenagers a few summers ago, without a care in the world.

My daughter's best friend, Lauren, has been fighting an aggressive type of Leukemia for the past year.  It has been a hard battle for her but she is one strong and determined young lady.  While many kids her age are experiencing milestones like driving, proms, and making memories, she has missed all of her senior year of High School instead spending her days inside the confines of a hospital room receiving chemo.  Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she has befriended other young sick children on the floor, played with them and kept their spirits up....simply amazing to me.....  

This Friday she will be receiving a bone marrow transplant, and I am asking for prayers on her behalf.  She has already been blessed with a large group of family, friends, that love her dearly and and a community that has rallied for her and her family.  I'm so grateful to say she has recently found a donor match and what a blessing that already is.

Please pray that this transplant will be successful and for a speedy recovery so that she can once again be healthy and resume a normal life after having experienced this fight. Please pray for her family as well.

My own daughter has had a hard year coming to terms with her friend's illness and is missing her friend terribly, these two are the type of giddy girls that can be silly together...laugh so hard they pee their pants (truth), look at one another simply start giggling...even when no one else gets it.  They just get each other.

They haven't been able to see each other as much as they would like to during the past year due to treatments, sickness, and keeping germs at bay which could be dangerous for her friend.  My daughter also knows the most important thing is that she gets back to being healthy as quickly as possible and what a treasure a friendship like this one is.

Make sure you congratulate Tammy in the last post, she is the winner of the beautiful Shabby Apple Dress giveaway!  I have a very overdue Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Giveaway that I will be posting on Saturday.....please stop back to sign up, I know how you all love GBP!

Take care,


  1. I will be praying. For her and your daughter.
    XOXO Carissa

  2. Both girls will definitely be in my prayers. God is good and God heals. We stand in faith with all of you for Lauren's complete healing.

  3. Firstly, I am praying for your daughter's friend and her recovery. I want to report a VERY happy outcome for someone well known to me who had a similar illness. Her bone marrow transplant was so very successful. Twenty years or more later, she is a happy healthy successful young (to me) woman about 40-ish years of age. Bless Lauren, and here's to a very successful transplant and recovery for her as well.
    And, you made my day with the announcement at the end :) SOooo happy!! ♥ I love Shabby Apple!! Thank you so very much, Dee! Maybe my luck has turned around again after all? ;)
    Prayers for all... -Tammy - I can receive email through the blog, or prestam (at) windstream (dot) net
    I am plumb giddy :D

  4. Our prayers are with this incredable young lady and your family ! I pray all goes well for all !

  5. I Will definitely be praying for Lauren...I just finished chemo from a aggressive form of breast cancer and had a double mastectomy last thursday and a positive attitude will go futher than you ever imagined...I will have my prayer warriors pray for Lauren also...Right now I am cancer free..I had chemo before breast surgery because of the kind of cancer it was...Just know God is in control..I will be praying for her family and ya'll as well....Stay strong and Believe....There is hope for curing cancer...(((HUGS))) Lisa

  6. You can count on me to be praying for Lauren and all of you! How amazing a bone marrow donor was found for her. I wish there was something more I could do for Lauren and your family as well. Keep us posted.
    Love from Texas~Donna

  7. I will certainly pray for Lauren, what a fighter she is! Soon your daughter and Lauren will be giggling together again!

  8. Certainly I will pray for her and the dr's who tend to her. Prayers for your daughter too.

    Congrats to Tammy!

  9. Have prayed for these two. Blessings.

  10. Lifting Lauren, her family and friends up in prayer! May God Bless you ALL!

  11. I am late getting around to blogs. I hope this young girl pulls through. I don't think it is too late to say a prayer for her. ~Ames

  12. Praying hard for Lauren, your daughter and everyone else that has been affected by this disease. God is good and he does answer prayers!!

    My daughter just had a double mastectomy for breast cancer this past Monday. She is also just a young one at age 30!

  13. Be sure I am praying for dear Lauren and your sweet daughter.
    We do not know each other. This is the first time I live a comment on your blog. I simply adore exploring American blogs like yours! So many things in common that I cannot easily share here in my country...
    Anyway, you can trust that thousands of miles separating us won't prevent me to be spiritually in touch with you
    All my prayers for Lauren first and a special hug to you and your daughter
    Alessandra, from Rome, Italy

  14. Hi Dee, so glad to hear that she is progressing! I know it's a tough time, but I also just know everything will work out alright.
    Also, not sure if you received my earlier emails. Last week I received the beautiful Shabby Apple dress! It fits perfectly! Now to schedule a small "photo shoot" for hubby and I. Hmmmm.. I hope we still "clean up good." lol Thanks again!! -Tammy


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