Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm Proud To Report Another Birthday

You know from reading my blog that I believe we should cherish each moment. Life is a fragile jewel, a gift.

Nine years ago, our second son developed a friendship that has lasted as a close friend across this time. These 2 boys are best friends. Consequently, this boy's mother has become a wonderful friend to me.
June 25, 2008, after a flurry of testing within a few days, she was diagnosed with ampullary carcinoma, stage 4. This is an incredibly rare form of cancer. We were shocked with this news given to such a strong busy lady, and reeled with grief as humanly speaking, Melody was given a devastating diagnosis.
Time is precious and valuable to this couple and their four children. Three of their 4 children are the same age as ours, so this feels so close to home.

I know many of you believe in the miraculous healing power of prayer...this is her need. If you should feel the urgency to pray for Melody and her husband and her 4 young children, I will be grateful. There are simply no words, but hope, faith and trust, take hold.
Today is Melody's birthday.
Happy Birthday Melody!
I am trusting our Heavenly Father to give you many many more wonderful days of celebration.
Love, Rachel


Esther said...

I'm so sorry. My prayers are with Melody and her family.

Love, Esther

Becky said...

Sending out my prayers to Melody and her family. And a Happy Birthday to Melody.

countrygirl3031 said...

I'm sooo very sorry. Please tell Melody that her and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Oh Rachel, I am so sorry for Melody and her family. Cancer is everywhere. Have you been on the blog Quill and Pen. If you haven't please go over and visit Alex. She is 36 years old and they have found a tumor on her liver and she has to have a biopsy. So now I shall add Melody to my list of people who need a miracle from GOD. I will definitely pray for Melody and her family.


Cottage Rose said...

I am so sorry for the shocking news about you friend. My prayers will be with her every day. Our Heavenly Father is the great healer, his well is strong and true. I pray the Lord to give the sweet family the strength to get threw this. My God Bless they family and keep the safe and cared for.

Tracie said...

Hi Rachel,
Happy Birthday to your dear friend, Melody.

My prayers are with Melody and her family at this time.
Love, Tracie

cityfarmer said...

This is certainly the time to put our faith to test
...Our Father is the same yesterday, today and forever...His promises are true and it's up to us to abide....I stand with you, dear friend, in faith for God's grace and peace to reign down on these precious people in your life.

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Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh how awful, I am so sorry. I will add Melody and her family to my prayers.


Geraldine said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. Hugs, G

Joy said...

So sorry for your loss.

Rebecca said...

Only God knows why He allows the earthly loss we all must bear. I'm grieve for you my friend and the family of this much loved lady.

I'm sure she has entered to the GATES of the Lord with THANKSGIVING...waiting for the day her family and friends will join her.

Bless you...Love, Rebecca