Friday, January 21, 2011

Steve got "buzzed" that he could finally go be with Elizabeth shortly after 3:30. He is very thankful that the doctor felt he got all the cancer and there wasn't any attached to other organs that would have required future surgeries. Please join us in praising God for that, and for the fact that He is still on His throne, still in control and that He loves E more than any of us can comprehend.
I know from past experiences that some of you may be feeling helpless and wish you can do more than just pray. As one of E's friends said on facebook the other day - its not "just" what you can do, its the best thing you can do. And please know there will be things to help with in other ways in the weeks and months to come (so if you offer help now, don't be surprised when you are taken up on it in March or April! :)
I know E will appreciate all the thoughtful comments as well when she is able to read them. Pretty awesome to see those who have only today come across this site and yet are praying for her!
Standing with you in prayer for Elizabeth.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sister Erin Wellman forwarded your blog on to me and asked me to pray. I woke up at 5:30 this morning and began praying for E! I will continue to do so!! May E have a fast recovery from this surgery, may treatment be successful, and may you all be at peace knowing that the God of our universe has His eye on YOU! We will continue to bombard Heaven's throne to boldly ask God to heal E--and I'm already thanking Him for the fact that He will do it! Much love to you all!--Abby Wooldridge

Mary said...

My daughter sent this to me today because she recognized Dr Reid's name. I am also an Ovarian Cancer Survivor. My surgery with Dr Reid was Feb 12, 2010. I speak to medical students and nursing students on "awareness" of this disease since it is so hard to diagnose. I would be happy to talk with E or your family on my experience with surgery (I had 10" of my colon removed) and chemo. Faith, family and friends have gotten me where I am today!

bechtel300@sbcglobal.net

Susan Cox said...

I do feel helpless and wish I could do more to help E & Steve so I will gladly do more when more is needed! :) But yes, what a great reminder that prayer IS the best help we can offer and it is a privledge to pray for our sister in Christ! Standing firming on His word with you E!

Hugs,
Susan Cox

Meg said...

E, we are praying for you!! Love you

Lisa said...

My name is Lisa Laveck Schlomer. I went to high school with Steve. A mutual friend contacted me to share with me what you are facing and asked if I would try to contact you. I have been in the cancer fight since April 2010 and finished chemotherapy back in September. In addition to constant prayer, it was a great help to me to talk to a person who also walked the cancer journey. I would like to offer myself to you twenty four hours a day as an ear to bend. Feel free to call me morning, noon, or night. I dont care if it is two in the morning and you just can't sleep. My home numbers is 513-471-6162. My cell is 513-403-0968 and my office line is 513-467-7113. I am here if you need to talk (Steve too). Email: Schlomer.lisa@gmail.com May God bless and keep you both.

eva said...

Praying for total healing and strength for you, E! Much love to you, Steve and the kids.

Tracy said...

I am a friend of Sally Hardy and also a reader of Mommin' It Up. I heard of Elizabeth from both.
Praying for her and her family.

Anonymous said...

Please tell my cousin Elizabeth that the Russian Orthodox Church in Kodiak Alaska has added her to their prayer circle. Please tell her that because her cousin is involved the prayers will be for "Edie." Tell Edie I love her and Elin and I are on her side!

Gen

Heather said...

Dear Jesus, I ask You boldly to heal Elizabeth completely of this cancer. You are the GREAT I AM and this is not too big for you! We don't understand why this is happening, but we know that we can approach You confidently and ask for her healing. So, in Your powerful, awesome, mighty name, Jesus, I pray these things, believing You can do them. Thy will be done, O God. May Your name be glorified because of the great things You will do through this. Pour out comfort and an abiding peace on Elizabeth and Steve right now in this moment. Surround their children with laughter and love in these coming weeks. O God, please heal Elizabeth. In JESUS name. Amen.

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Praying for peace, comfort and strength.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, but am lifting you and your family up in prayer in Mount Joy, PA.

Colleen said...

Wow, E, I am amazed at all of the people reaching out to you who don't even know you. Between the blog and facebook and of course, all of the friends and family you have, you have quite a network of support. This is a sucky situation, but it must be somewhat comforting knowing that so many people are praying for you and are there for you when you need them. I just want you to know that I'm thinking about you, praying for you and your family. It's hard to know what to even say right now, but I'm here for you and am a very good listener. I wonder if there's an episode of Degrassi that would help us right now...ha ha ha.

michelle said...

We are lifting you all up often!!!!! Dan and I Love you very much and we Trust you in the care of our wonderful Savior! May He be all you need from minute to minute! Been down this road a bit.....Fall into his arms!!!We Love You!! Dan and Michelle

Anonymous said...

Friend of Heather Ruetschle's from BSF and praying for this sweet E that God will heal her completely & fully.

여상주 said...

E, can't wait to "hear" your voice again here~! Eli and I continue to pray for you (Steve and the kids too). We love you!

ourbabymakesfour said...

Elizabeth & family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. -Jen Battjer (Lisa Raymond's sister)

Celia said...

Love you, E! We are continuing to pray!

Sarah said...

We know several of your friends, and are now following your blog. I didn't sleep well last night, so I started praying for you. You are a great writer, with a transparent heart for Jesus. I just kept reading your blog once I started because it was so great!! Keep writing and look forward to hearing more from you. Trusting Jesus for your complete healing!!!

The Wellmans said...

We are ready to take on those requests and needs that you may have in the weeks and months ahead. Until then, we continue to pray. We love you guys!

Anonymous said...

My friend had this up on her Facebook wall. I have been praying for the whole family and especially Elizabeth. May Jesus give you peace and strength like no one else can! I will continue to keep you all in prayer.

Francey said...

E: I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers! --Francey (Ackerman) BGSU '93