No Words

4.09.2012

You may (or may not) have noticed my lack of posts the last few days. It's not that I didn't have anything to talk about. It's just that I didn't have anything important to talk about.

I mean- I could have published the post about my summer wish list or my latest Pinterest finds- but the truth is, I just didn't have the heart and it just seemed so silly. In all reality, there were no words important enough.

We learned on Wednesday that our sweet nephew Matthew will once again have to undergo treatment for Leukemia. He has been in remission since he finished his last round of chemo earlier this year, but at a doctor's visit last week they found that he has relapsed. He has been admitted back into the hospital for more chemo and has also been added to the registry for a bone marrow transplant.

Matthew and his parents have been through so much in the last eight months and we are all just sick to hear that they have to go through it all again. We hate that we are so far away and we can't be there to help. But most of all, we hate that Matthew, who is not even two years old, will have to endure treatment and everything that it entails once again.

I was undecided about whether or not to post about it here but I decided to because I know that so many of you are strong in your faith and right now Matthew and his parents need your prayers. Please pray for healing for Matthew and for strength for his parents. Each and every prayer is truly appreciated!


Emily Powell said...

ugh...I hate this for them. I feel so dumb for being overwhelmed with what are tiny dumb problems compared to this. BF issues, waking up a little early, a stomach bug...those don't even register. I'm so sorry for your family. They'll be in my prayers.

The Jeffcoats said...

Tami, to say that I'm so sorry to hear this sad news is an understatement. I was just wondering a few weeks ago how sweet Matthew has been doing. I'm praying that they will find a bone marrow donor soon and that that sweet boy will not have to suffer and will be healed. Please let me know if you need me. I'd love to talk when you can. Love you.

SushiMama said...

So very sad to hear this! Will definitely be keeping you all in my prayers!

Katie said...

Prayers for Matthew! I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.

thosecrazywatfords said...

Tami,
I hate to hear this! I have tried to keep up with Matthew's story and I have been keeping him in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain that your family is feeling. I will keep up the faith and I am sure that some day Matthew will be healed and will have a wonderfully happy life!

Lyndsey said...

That's awful, I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine watching your child go through that. Praying for your sweet nephew and his parents!

Beth Ann said...

So sorry to hear this. I will pray for Matthew and his family. I know when things like this happen, everything else seems insignificant. Will pray for strength and healing.

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

i'm so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news, I cannot even imagine what they are going through. You are absolutely right that prayer is a powerful and real thing. I will say a prayer that his little body will be completely restored and also for his parent's strength. So heartbreaking.

Mateya said...

So sorry to hear this! Praying for precious little Matthew and your whole family!

BlessedMama said...

Everyone is in my prayers!

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry to read this. :( Children with cancer is one of the many many things I don't understand, but I know my Lord will carry Matthew and his family during this time. Hugs. I'll be praying.

Michelle said...

We will definitely be praying for Matthew and his parents. And for you also, I know it must be so hard to be so far away. God is faithful.

Melissa said...

Tami, I'm sending prayers his way. I know God is holding Matthew right now in his hands.

Mom said...

So true our issues are so trivial. Prayers for our sweet Matthew and Barb and Gary. Love you all.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

O that is terrible! We will be praying!!

Blissfully Burton said...

Oh man. I'm so sorry. I know you just feel sick you can't hold that family in your arms. I will be praying for little Matthew. It's just so hard to understand when the babies get sick.

-Lauren said...

Definitely praying. Glad you posted. The power of prayer is amazing! Your blog girls are on it! Xo

the workaholic momma said...

oh my goodness, tami....i'm so so so sorry to hear this news:( I cannot even imagine how tough this must be...I pray that they will be able to find a donor quickly and he can start down a new path...thinking of you and sending hugs your way!!

Meg G @ Pugs, Kisses, and Bumblebee Wishes said...

I am so sorry to hear this about your nephew. Cancer is cruel and when it is a child that is suffering, it seems that much worse.

I don't know if you ever read my post about my sister Lauren but she has Down Syndrome and when she was one, she was diagnosed with leukemia. She relapsed THREE times, having THREE round of chemo (and each time her hair came back a differnt color and texture!). The last time she had it the doctors told her mom (my parents gave Lauren up for adoption when she was born to a wonderful Mennonite couple)that Lauren's counts were so low they doubted she would make it through the night. So her mother, Amanda, stayed with her all night long and prayed. The next morning the doctors where completely baffled because all of Lauren's count were UP and they had no "scientific" explanation. Lauren is 29 now and healthy as a horse.
http://thegibsontribe.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-sister-lauren.html

Praying for you and your family!
xoxo

Natalie said...

Tami I'm so sorry your family has to go through this...you and all of your family are in my prayers!

Gabriella said...

Praying for Matthew and his parents. I can't even imagine what they must be going through.

J and A said...

Ah this made me so sad to read. I am so sorry you family is going through this. Sending you big hugs. :(

Megan said...

Your family will be in my prayers. I truly believe in the power of prayer and will even ask Jacob too.

Amber said...

So sorry to hear of the news of Matthew. Will definitely be praying for him and all the family during this difficult time.

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