Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Praise and Answered Prayers

Pray for David



Yesterday, David (my brother in law) and Courtney (my sister) met with the Oncologist regarding David's recent diagnosis (Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia). David is in the early stages of the disease. His red blood cell count remains high. His blood loss was due to Esophagealitis. He will have his red blood cell count checked bi-weekly. The doctor recommended a holistic approach at this time. CLL progresses slowly. As the doctor said, "we will save chemo treatments for later; we do not want to compromise your immune system while it is still working properly."

Our family is overwhelmed. We know our prayers are being answered. We see GOD's hand at every turn and we praise HIM for it. We thank you for your continued prayers as David and Courtney continue on this journey. May GOD bless each of you for taking the time out of your day to storm the heavens on our behalf.

"Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and HIS praise in the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their king. Let them praise HIS name with dancing; Let them sing praises to HIM with timbrel and lyre. For the Lord takes pleasure in HIS people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation." Psalm 149:1-4

Dancing before the Lord with praise,

Andrea

37 comments:

Being Me said...

Praise the Lord

SQUELLY said...

Amen! Great news!

RCUBEs said...

Praising Him with you today sister!!! I just had tears in my eyes feeling His unfathomable love this morning as I talk to Him...He is good...ALL THE TIME!!! Love you sister and take care of yourself. Thank you for updating us as we lift up the specifics for your BIL and sister...But I'm also lifting you and your family up...God bless.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

This is very encouraging news, Andrea. Thanks for the update. I will continue praying!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

A very good report, Andrea! Praise God! I will continue to pray for David. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kelly Combs said...

Great news, Andrea! Thanks for sharing. God is good!

Loren said...

Andrea,

This is wonderful news and I am praising the Lord you have a doctor who thinks holistically! How awesome is this!! Thanks for the update and for the prayers!

Karen said...

Rejoicing with you....

Gaia said...

This is truly wonderful news. Blessings to David and all members of the family. Take care.

SmilingSally said...

It's good to hear this bit of good news, Andrea.

christy rose said...

Praise the Lord!
Thanks for the update Andrea!

Debra said...

I just had to lift my hands and praise Him for this amazing news! He is so good, Andrea!

Blessings to your dear family!

Analisa said...

Bless God for his answer to prayer.

God we join our voices in praise for your continued blessing on David's life. Thank you that his health will continue to get better and thank you for giving him doctors full of wisdom.
Amen.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Yes, this is a praise report. I have a friend who's husband did holistic treatment for his cancer. He is cancer free. Without chemo. It's definitely a good option. Thank you, Jesus.

Edie said...

I'm so glad that you're seeing God's hand in all of the Andrea. Praising Him with you and keeping David in prayer.

Much love!

Dee Yoder said...

Glad to hear that his cancer is in its early stages! Praying for him and your family as you walk this journey together. Praying for future good news, too!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

ANdrea..
Prayers for you and your family.. and especially for dear David..
~~~~~ OH life is so awful sometimes~!!
hugs, Patty

Prayer Girl said...

Andrea,
So happy for your comment on my blog. I'm not sure we have met before. I love meeting people who read me when they comment, become followers.

I had a conversation with a patient in the hospital recently while volunteering and one with a friend about a mutual friend with the kinds of cancer Farrah Fawcett had. The conversations were about macrobiotic diet to prevent the growth of cancer. I would guess that's a holistic approach.

Love and prayers,
PG

He & Me + 3 said...

Will continue to pray, that is wonderful news.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Prayer works! God hears and answers. This is such great news!

smooches,
Larie

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Much love and hugs for you sending us this update on David and his illness. Praise God that He still answers prayers and that there are those of us praying for answers everyday and seeing His love in those answers.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Chester said...

Hallelujah!! Our God is an awesome God!!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful news. We won't quit praying.
Chester's Mom

Goose Hill Farm said...

Praising Him right along with you, Andrea! That is encouraging news! I will continue to keep David and Courtney, as well as the rest of you in my prayers!

Blessings~
Laura

Goose Hill Farm said...

Nuh ah.....are you serious? You will be at Sky Lodge? That's up on the Mountain at Skyland which only takes me about 30 minutes to get there. How would you feel about meeting in REAL LIFE? WOW! That would be awesome!

Just let me know!

Have a great evening!

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Halleluliah!! Continuing to pray for healing and comfort...

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this.

Saleslady371 said...

Add me to the list of them who are praying for David and Courtney. And also, you dear friend. Nothing is impossible with God; let's go for the ultimate healing.

Laura said...

Praise the Lord, Andrea. I will continue to pray for your family.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

That is awesome. I am glad that his cancer is in the early stages, that is just so great. That diagnosis is so scary and I imagine you all are in a bit of shock right now. But God is so faithful and we'll get you through.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

oops, that was Nan, sorry!

Marsha said...

Awesome news! Though, honestly, having something handging over your head is often just as umm, unsettling. He may need some prayers to cope with this.

I love your song by the way!

Charlotte said...

That's good news. I will continue to pray for David and that God provides strength and healing and that his doctors do all the right things to help his body to heal itself. Trust in the Lord for he is GREAT!

E @ Scottsville said...

Praise God! Still praying with you, Andrea.

Shadow said...

i am so very happy for you all!!! prayers still coming your way...

Hope said...

I am sorry for you and will pray for David and Courtney.

Your praises to God in your difficulty are encouraging!

♥Hope

Denise said...

Praising God with your family sweetie. My prayers continue.

Mary Moss said...

I will continue to pray for David and Courtney.