Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Please Pray

This is going to sound all too familiar I am sure. It makes me think back to why I even started this blog. It was designed to give updates about my Mom as she battled her cancer. And now that she is gone, I sort of thought the blog was useless. I lost my inspiration for writing and "Mustard Seed Faith" didn't mean much to me anymore. ;( But now, I'm sorry to say, but this blog has meaning again.

My stepdad, David, was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. He had a tumor removed the week before but we were counting on it not being cancer. And then yesterday the results showed it WAS cancer and that it had spread. He now has a large mass near his kidneys. Most of you all probably have lost someone before or have gone through something like this, so you know what it is like, but I have to tell you. This is a lot harder than I ever thought it could be. Because Mandy and I realize that if David wasn't here, we would feel almost like orphans. And I know that sounds dumb, but I mean it. David and my Mom raised us at the most crucial years of our lives. They taught us everything we needed to know and loved us. And now, if God decides to take him, I feel like we will have no one.

Some of you know also, that since August, Mandy and I have not been living with David. We moved out to be with our Dad, but this does NOT mean that we stopped loving David or that he isn't a Dad to us. We have always loved him and cared about him.

David is now considering going to Mexico like my Mom and getting some treatments there. I need your help though, by praying for David and for me. Since my Mom died, I lost all faith it seems like. It is hard for me to believe that God can heal people. I thought SO much He would heal my Mom and He didn't, and so now I think, why would he heal David? This is wrong of me, I know, I want to have that faith! Even faith the size of a mustard seed. ;(

12 comments:

Kristen said...

Danielle, I am very sorry to hear about that. You and your family are in our prayers! Rom. 8:28

Scottie Moser said...

Aww, sis, I'm so sorry you guys are going through all this. Sometimes it seems Godjust throws everything in the book at us for no perceptible reason. But hang on to Him anyway; His strength is the only thing strong enough to pull you through.

I'm praying for all of you.

Bethany said...

Praying for you Danielle. Love you!

Lady Abigail said...

Oh, Danielle! I'm so sorry! I'm praying for you guys!
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Isaac MacMillen said...

:(

Praying for you...

Psalm 34. May the Lord comfort you and be with you during this time. Remember - God draws near those who have a broken and contrite heart...so don't give up, but keep trusting Him, even when it is hard. He hears your prayers. Keep persevering!

Danielle said...

thank you...all of you.

Joanna Marie said...

Oh, Danielle, I'm so sorry. I will be praying for all of you.

I'd just like to say...you were praying for your mother to be healed, but she died anyway...perhaps God did answer your prayer. He DID heal her, she's now in heaven with him, right?

God said he works ALL things together for the GOOD of those who love him. It may seem dark, and impossible, but nothing is impossible with God, and he's watching out for you.

I know I can't say "I know what you're going through" or anything like that, because I really haven't experienced anything like that. But I do know that God loves you regardless of what happens on earth. It may seem like he's far away, but he really isn't. Please don't give up hope, Danielle.

I love you, I'll be praying.

Kaitlin said...

Oh Danielle, I'm so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you all. Keep trusting the Lord - He has a plan in all of this and it's for His glory, even if it isn't what we would want or understand. Lean on the Everlasting Arms.

Katie Marie said...

I love you Danielle, and I'm hurting with you. Praying for you this evening.

Missy said...

Praying for you. "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work." 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Stephanie said...

Hey Sweet Danielle, I will be praying.

Danielle said...

Thanks everyone! Thank you for praying!