Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The POWER of prayer....

I got a email from Seth yesterday. He is serving a mission right now in Arizona. He emailed me privately to let me know
that 250 of the missionaries in his mission were all united in fasting
and praying for Tyler as he prepares to enter the hospital this week. As I told my husband about this, he had to walk away. I knew he was holding in the tears. McKay our 
sweet daughter is serving a mission
in Seattle, Washington. They 
email us each week and ask for us to be
honest with them. They want to know the TRUTH
and not for us to sugar coat it.

Cancer has made me realize that you simply can't control 
the things that happen in life.  This is along with so many other things in life. You can only
choose how you deal with or react to it. When we 
found out that Ty was not in remission and had to go through the chemotherapy again and another transplant, I was truly in shock.
It just was not in my head. I had not even allowed it to go into my thought process. I was in denial. 

However, immediately I knew that we would bravely do it again- together. This time they did the Salvage treatment and looked for a donor. Since his brother and sister did not match, they found a donor who is in Europe. They found the match through the bone marrow registry. The donor will hopefully save his life. The hope is that the cells... the healthy stem cells of the donor will take over
and fight if there is even ONE little cell of cancer left. I am truly
thankful that there is so much they can do now with modern medicine and medical advances.

This week he will have surgery again to have the port put back in. Then it's chemo every single day- last time it was 18 in one week and then the transplant. He will be in the hospital for weeks. I will be trying hard to balance the boys, school starting, visiting and being with Tyler every day and my business. I am thankful for a TEAM of support who are helping me.


This is my office design center. I have barely started to move in. Devan came and put the tables together for me. My kids
have really been there for me (us).
  I am very grateful that
I have a career that I LOVE and gives meaning and purpose to my life. I love to surround myself my things that are positive. I love quotes for this very reason.


This is my daughter Gentry. She is just a girl who does her own thing. She likes to design and she is learning now to design papers. Brie is taking her under her wings to show her the design ropes. We laugh, we cry (mostly me), and we enjoy being creative. I still have lots of boxes to unpack but it's all good. We call ourself #teamTC. I love that they both understand me so well and can understand the huge emotional roller coaster I am on. They try to make me laugh. 

PS- I am headed to CLIPPER STREET SCRAPBOOKING in British Columbia CANADA next month. Sign ups started TODAY!!!!!!!! 



TODAY IS DAY 18 and I am showing you
my SECOND workshop sneak peek for my
class at Inspiration Unlimited 2014. *thank you

Ginger Nelson for working so hard as the event
coordinator. She has so much on her plate and 
"tries" hard to deal with how 
busy my schedule is.  She has
so much on her plate but she still
seems to make it look effortless.

I wanted to do a LIFE IS A PARTY theme. Yes,
we are going to do STUDIO GOLD and
do some HOME DECOR, PARTY...
and lots more. Of course, my focus
and message is always about celebrating LIFE...
NOW
TODAY
celebrate the everyday moments...

I hope you are following me on Instagram and Facebook. I love to hear from you!!!!



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9 comments:

tndj said...

Praying for TY and you, and your family. You are staying so strong.
We are all there with you and your family - not physically but definitely
in spirit. Keep the faith.

Kathleen said...

Joining you all in prayer for healing. Cancer is not your master! Yeah, only God is!

Jean said...

I am sorry to hear this update. Will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers! What a beautiful office. Loving all the sneaks of fun new stuff!!

Jean Bullock said...

My prayers are with you. ♡♡♡

:: Lindy :: said...

I think of you often and wish you, Ty, and your family strength for the journey and a healthy and happy outcome. Your office is beautiful! What a fabulous place to work!

Brenda Meier said...

Thinking and praying for you, Ty and your family. You truly inspire me by your strong faith. You are so positive and yet so humble and appreciative of everything. You are an awesome role model!

~*Kristin Taylor*~ said...

BIG ARKANSAS HUGSS!!!
Love ya! :)

~*Kristin Taylor*~ said...

BIG ARKANSAS HUGSS!!!
Love ya! :)

Gayle215 said...

I wish there was some way that I could help you. I will pray every day for you and your beautiful family. God Bless.