Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pray for Kate today

Kate

Please take a few minutes to pray for sweet Kate. She was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer one year ago today and after a year of treatments, including radiation, this scan is the most important in her journey.

Her dad wrote last night on her Caring Bridge:

"As hard as it is to believe, tomorrow marks 1 year since this painful journey began. However, tonight there were only laughs all around as Patrick, our dog, chased us around the house, the kids wildly giggling all the while. Kate sporting a new bandage on her wrist for support (fresh from therapy), and her 'pixie' hairdo showing style beyond her years, is not letting much slow her down these days.

After this year none of us will never be the same again! The range of emotions has swung from moments of deep sorrow to great joys, from times of desperation to overwhelming peace, from too many questions for words to faith that trusts despite the fears.

We will never be able to say thank you enough for the unending support that we have received this past year. In our weakest times we always knew that we were being held up, constantly in the hands of a gracious Father and supported by the prayers of His saints.

So tomorrow Kate has another MRI (around 12pm Pacific), there have been too many to count at this point. Yet this MRI is the most important one, if for no other reason than it is the next one. We have great hope going into this scan, hope that treatments have worked, hope that the tumor is gone and hope in a God who still does the impossible.

So tonight 364 days after diagnosis, I find myself again repeating the prayers that have been echoing in our hearts for months and grasping on to God's faithful promises that have fed our souls over and over again, words like...

Isaiah 43: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Here are a few prayer requests we have...
-pray that the MRI tomorrow would be clean with no tumor present
-pray for Kate's complete physical healing (& restoration of lost abilities)
-pray that Kate will have many, many years to tell the stories of all that Jesus Christ has done

Aaron"

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Praying...Really hard!

gloria said...

Yes, of course.