Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What a Week!


This week has been a crazy mix of up and down. My function has decreased yet again. Physical Therapy has gone fine although I have not been able to do the full routine. I really want to do this though as I am motivated to regain all that I can, as quickly as I can. As usual our church has stepped up their efforts when we need it. Jarvis - there just isn't enough I can say to thank you for everything.

Radiation is going well. I have few side effects from that for now. Unfortunately my pain has increased greatly. We are trying to get it under control and I have no doubt that my doc will find a way to get this under control. I have been seen three days so far this wee and go back to be seen tomorrow as well. I am getting around okay at home though. Once I get up it's fine. Getting up and down is a bit more challenging. Ever hear of Cushings?

This post is a bit more important than many of my others. I want you all to know what my dear friend Linny is doing for me. This is Linny's Blog:

www.aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com

Linny has organized a fast and prayer for me for this Monday. PLEASE go visit her blog to see the details. I have been so humbled by everything that so many are doing. Linny my sweet friend thank you! You are such a shining example of a daughter of Christ!

Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Mark 3:35

61 comments:

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

I want you to know that as a cancer survivor myself- at age 8 (I am a walking miracle- PRAISE GOD!!), I am praying for you!!! Please know others out here care. As a mother of 7 I can't imagine what you are going through with all of your other responsibilities!

Anonymous said...

I will be joining in the fast and praying for your miraculous healing. Much love, Yolie (Cindy's daughter)

petersonclan said...

I cannot fast since I have gestational diabetes, but I will continue to pray for you multiple times daily.

Brandi said...

I heard about your blog from a sweet friend of mine who adopted a beautiful little girl from China last year and felt that I should share my story and information with you. My sister is 29 years old and was diagnosed with an agressive form of breast cancer in February - she was also 7 months pregnant at the time. I am a Christian homeschool mom and a researcher at heart so I hit the internet to find what could be done to help my sister buy time for the baby to continue to grow until a safe age to be born. The doctors insisted that she begin chemo immediately and one doctor even told her that they do not concern themselves with the welfare of the baby but instead only concern themselves with treating the mom! My sister is currently in Arizona undergoing cancer treatment (we are in California) from a clinic that offers integrative cancer treatment. The doctor is an oncologist and also a homeopathic doctor who integrates both worlds into his treatment program with incredible results!! We have created a website for my sister to keep in touch with the many who are praying for her. She has been writing about her treatments, experiences, etc. on the website. You are welcome to any of the info that we have come across. Her website address is www.YouCanHelpMyMom.com and the clinic she is currently at is www.anoasisofhealing.com
You and your family will be in our daily prayers!!!

day by day said...

Just read the post on Linny's blog...I will also be joining in...praying for you!!!! I will put a post on my blog about Monday.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I just read about you on Facebook. We are a missionary family about to leave for Costa Rica. I will be fasting and laying you at the feet of our Heavenly Father on Monday. I will encourage others to do the same as soon as I get there. Our God is the Great Physician...the Great Healer...and the most loving Father. I will lay these prayers at His feet each morning in my quiet time for you. Love you...Kim

Angie said...

Cindy...I am honored, as your sister in Christ, to lift you up on Monday and pray for healing. I will also be praying for your family - as I know this is a difficult time for them as well. Blessings to you!

stephanie said...

Hi Cindy, I came from Linny's blog. I just wanted to tell you how incredible I think you are and what a beautiful family you have. I will be joining in on the fast, also I would like to add your name to our special intentions in churh.Keeping you in my prayers, God Bless.

Ann Marie said...

I'm one of Linny's bloggy friends. I will be fasting and praying on Monday. I also wanted you to know that I am an oncology nurse. Please email me if I can be of any help to you as a resource. am@ronsman.com

Hugs and prayers,

Ann Marie

~love said...

so thankful to have "met" you through linny's blog. i am praying for you and your family & am looking forward to fasting on your behalf. it will be my first time & and i joyfully anticipate what God will do with the movement linny has initiated.
prayers and blessings...
~lovelyn
mama to 4 girls & 2 babies that happen to still be in Africa

Denise said...

I will be praying and fasting for your healing on Monday sweetie. God bless you.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

I just found your blog thru a friend of Linny. I have never fasted in prayer...but will be joining the many others that will be fasting in prayer for a miracle in your life!

Hugs and Blessings,
Robin

Matt. 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Mell said...

Cindy, I ran across Linny's blog which brought me to yours. I have read several of your posts today and can I tell you how wonderful you are to share such deep personal feelings? The one that jolted me was the one about loving God more than your children. I have to tell you that I thought I was the only one who struggled with that "earthly" thought. It's a hard thing to voice because then you actually have to face it and then do something about it. I too know that as much as I love my children & my husband that God is my Father and I too do love HIM best. HE loves us so much that HE gave HIS life for us. How could we not love HIM more than anything else? Thank you so much for sharing that post(and all the others) and I want you to know that I will be fasting and praying for you on Monday and will continue to pray for you every day! God bless you and your wonderful husband and children. God loves you so much!!
Love & blessings,
Melanie

chavafor4 said...

Praying for you and your family. Will be fasting on Monday for you too. Jenne in OR

day by day said...

Good Morning, Cindy! Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you and praying for you! I pray that you have a good day with very little discomfort.
love you!
~Michelle

Janet and Kevin said...

Cindy,

I also am from Linny's blog and will be praying and fasting for you on Monday. You are a beautiful sister in Christ, and we are praying for you.

Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and waiting for Eli

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I love this picture of Wes. Thanks for posting. I know you and Howard must swell with pride when you think about how the Lord is using him! What a comforting thought! We love him and he is such a good father and husband.You have done a wonderful job raising your first born!
Our church continues to lift up in prayer you and your family from Greenville to Asheboro!
Take care,
Tina in Asheboro

Charlotte said...

I have had the pleasure to meet you through my friend's Sandy and Ohilda. Count me in, will fast a meal for you on the 27th !

God bless you.
Charlotte

Ohilda said...

Cindy,

Praying daily and of course will be fasting and very much in prayer for you on Monday. Hold onto that mustard seed, girl...because my prayer is that one day it may be the biggest testimony you give!

Hugs,

Ohilda

Anonymous said...

My sister here in Kentucky got onto this and sent it on to me. we will fast and pray for you on Monday. "for with God NOTHING is impossible". Believing for you! YES LORD, YES!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
I learned about you from Linny's blog...I am joining in the fast on your behalf. I live in High Point, NC and I have a cousin in Ill. that has posted the fast for you as well. They are waiting for their second daughter from china.
God Bless ya real good.
Sandy

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Me, too. I will join the fast. I heard about your site -- so beautiful -- through another site, so you can rest assured that the word is getting out. I will put a link onto my site.

Nancy @ momjustlikeyou said...

I cannot fast because I am pregnant with baby #8 and have gestational diabetes, but you can be sure that I will pray for you!

Holly said...

I'll be fasting and praying all day.
Oh how the Lord loves you Cindy.
He is at work for good...even in the darkest hours.
Tomorrow many many many will stand together,humbling ourselves before the Lord asking for a miracle.
He will answer.
I am truly honored to be a small part in the work He's doing and yet to do in your life.
Your life is a light in the darkness.
You let your good deeds shine before men that they may acknowledge your Father in Heaven.
Blessings,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

Sommer said...

Cindy, I am a friend of Linny's. I will be holding you and your beautiful family up to Jesus this Monday. As I read your blog I was so moved by your example of faith and hope in Jesus. I know He loves you, and He has amazing plans for your life. Thoughts and Prayers Sommer

Adeye said...

PRAYING AND FASTING tomorrow with many! Standing in faith and trusting that THE HEALER would heal every part of your body that needs a touch from Him.

Praying with expectation in my heart!
Adeye

Anonymous said...

I am noone you know, just surfing and came accross your blog. I will be praying for you and your husband and children. I have seen miracles of healing, like tumors dissapearing during surgery so will pray and get friends to pray as well. May God give you the strength you need. Blessings from Denmark

Cheri said...

I'm just making the connection of who you are. You sent me an email when our adoption of Maggie did not work out this May. I was so blessed that you, a stranger, encouraged me instead of berated me. Thank you for that. Today, I am fasting for that lady who blessed me in May. You helped take away my guilt and hurt. This whole day is for you, and I'll be praying all day.

Cheri
www.ourjourneyeast.blogspot.com

Faye Verquer said...

Cindy I am fasting and praying for you all day. I know God Did NOT save your children from orphans to have their mother taken from them, I know he has good things planned for you and for your family. We will continue to lift you and your family in prayer. May God Heal you and give you the strength to continue to be a wonderful Mommy to your sweet blessings.

God bless

Faye

Kristy said...

Hi Cindy my name is Kristy and I found your blog on Linny's blog. I am fasting and praying for your healing today because I want nothing more than that to happen. I look forward to learning all about your beautiful family.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Sunnymama said...

Praying and fasting for you today. Praying for God's healing hands upon you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend for Linny's blog...praying and fasting in Georgia.

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of Linny's blog...fasting and praying for you in Georgia.

Shelley said...

Cindy, I have followed your blog for over a year now...and also follow Linny's. I just wanted to pop in today to let you know i am fasting and praying for you today. I feel privileged to be a part of this. Anticipating what God will do, Shelley

redmaryjanes said...

You are being prayed for by ladies all over the internet today. Your friend Linny did a wonderful job with this project.

I am praying for peace for you and your family and for God to send angels to meet your needs.

David and Sarah said...

May the God of all peace and comfort fill you with His love and strength this day. May He heal your body, give you strength in His love and shower you with His infinite kindness. He is good!

Many blessings to you,
Sarah

carie said...

i am joining my friend Linny and all the others in fasting for your complete healing.
the old song on my heart for the last two days is
Rise And Shine And Give God The Glory, Glory.
we give Him the glory today!!!

Dadoo's Wife said...

Praying for you this day.
tabitha

Lori said...

Just wanted you to know that I have been praying and fasting for you today as I'm joining with so many all over the world, believing for a miracle!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Cindy...Praying & joining here in Mexico. I posted a portion of a prayer for you & your beautiful family & husband at The Lighthouse of Prayer. I have read so much of your "report" back from the old website & this blog, to get to know you better and how great & marvelous miracle God can & will continue to do in you, so I can pray. I came from Denise's (Shortybear's Place) to Linny's Place to yours!

Heavenly Father, Cindy & her household live in the shelter of You, the Most High. Cindy finds rest in the shadow of Your Almighty Presence. May Cindy soak and receive in faith today all that Your WORD gives us for healing. You alone are Cindy's Refuge, Cindy's Healer, Cindy's LORD. You alone are Cindy's place of safety. You are Cindy's God & she trusts in You & all of Ps. 91. May a thousand cancer cells fall at Your side, for greater are You in Cindy than this disease and by Your power & stripes Cindy is healed from any more of these cells, they must die as the ten thousand. Leave her in Jesus' name & the authority of His Cross! He bore this for Cindy! Send Your angels to protect Cindy & go with her wherever she goes...bring Godly wisdom & direction in each medical step & each person involved in her care! I can see her love for You, O LORD so rescue Cindy & reward Cindy with a long life! Be with her children. Surround them with Your aMazing love, comfort, and create a new peace in her home through Your Grace! Thank You for all You are doing & will do for Cindy in Jesus precious Name. We give You glory, honor & praise and eternally thank you. For Your strength is Perfect & Your Grace is sufficient!

carie said...

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.
Exodus 14:13-14

Gail Heaton said...

I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?

You are being lifted before the throne!

The Kings said...

Hi Cindy,
I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I have joined the many others in prayer and fasting for you today. How we pray that our Lord would move in a miraculous way on your behalf!
Love in Christ,
Paul and Lori King

Peggy said...

Blessings Cindy...I came across this today and thought you might enjoy:

http://www.myspace.com/changetheimage

Wait for the Player to appear in the upper right hand corner and enjoy listening!

Standing on the WORD!

Shannon said...

Just want you to know I'm joining in on bringing you before the Father today. Hugs & prayers from Washington State!

Anonymous said...

It has been an honor to pray for you today. I haven't fasted in quite some time, but realize and remember how "special" this time with the Lord is now that I've done it again! Please know how much we all love you and are continuing to pray for you and your family. Did you ever get to listen to Rachel Barkey's message? Love you, Kathryn Wilson

Chelsea Valach said...

Hi Cindy - I read about you on Linny's blog and was blessed to be able to fast and pray for you - a dear sister in the Lord - today. I pray that your family is strengthened and encouraged as we wait upon the Lord for your healing. "Those who hope in me will not be dissapointed." Isaiah 49:23.
Love, Chelsea

MB said...

HI, Cindy-

I also came to you through Linny's blog. I am the Mom of nine in Iowa and we all are praying for you. It was a privelege to participate in the fast and prayer for you yesterday, but you and your family will remain in our prayers. Know that you are loved .

Christ's peace to you-
Mary Beth

Anonymous said...

God be with you and strengthen you.

Bro. Chester
http://www.prayer-for-cancer-patients.com

Alyson & Ford said...

Prayer said for you.

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Ten Months!

Suzette said...

I also heard about your sweet family and this nasty battle you are going through from Linny. My prayer for you yesterday was for a miraculous healing that could ONLY come from our Father. I will continue to lift you up in prayer and believe that He will heal you.

Daisy said...

I have missed this post last Monday as I just read it now. I will fast for you today and offer a prayer for you and your whole family.

~Daisy
http://inlovewithdaisies.blogspot.com/

Tania said...

I just read your blog tonight. My heart aches for you, my sister in Christ, fellow mom to a daughter from China and homeschooler. Although I missed the fast on Monday, I will be praying for you daily and following your blog. I do know that when you meet Jesus, whether it is soon or many years from now, He will say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." And we will all rejoice as you cast your crowns at His feet.

Karin said...

I read about the fast for you on Linny's blog and wanted to let you know that I joined in that day. I pray for complete, total healing with no recurrence EVER. Thank you for your shining testimony of faith.

Jensboys said...

Dear Cindy's Family:

I am so saddened to hear of Cindy's passing and I am sure there are no words that bring you comfort today, but please know that you are in our prayers, and the prayers of many.

May God comfort and hold you close during these awful and difficult days.

Cathy said...

Praying for your healing, Dear and for your family ~

Anonymous said...

God Bless the husband and children of Cindy. Please give them strength to carry her life's ambition to fruition. May each of the children carry her love of Jesus and love of them throughout their life.
Mary McG
in TN

Sandee said...

I heard the sad news of Cindy stepping in the the arms of Jesus...odd to say that is sad, but I know it is. Dear family left behind, you are in our prayers.

Dadoo's Wife said...

oh how we are praying for you, Howard and children. my heart is sick with grief for you, dear ones....not as one without Him, so not without Hope, "our HOLY SPIRIT, now please intercede on our behalf with groans where there are no words. How these dear ones need YOU now. There is so much pain. Jesus, please be near. Please be near. Please hold them tightly. please. amen."

Gail Heaton said...

Cindy touched many lives and she will be missed!
http://neshama-ancientpath.blogspot.com/2009/08/faithful-promises.html

Martha said...

I believe you are now healed. Now we pray for the healing of your family as they grieve your passing. You are in the arms of Jesus where we also long to be.

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