Cut-a-thon Blessings

14 May

Today I felt showered with love. It is funny to enter a hair salon with no hair, but wow do some of you have fantastic hair, or if not, a great hairstylist. I want to say a HUGE thank you to Georgie’s salon and their staff, and most definitely Heather, the planner of this fun event. If you attended, like me you probably gained a pound or two from the delicious homemade cinnamon rolls, and other yummy goodies. The salon looked fantastic, and the buzz of all the stylist and helpers was constant. Thank you to all who participated and spent your time and energy helping support our family. I received a phone call from an excited Heather tonight announcing we were given in support over $4,000. WOW. Thank you. We are thankful beyond words.

I also received another exciting phone call from my big brother, Jonathan, this morning announcing he is a match! This is no accident in God’s plan for us. As you could guess there is more waiting. I keep asking, “ok what do I do now?” and at this time the answer is wait. We are waiting for a letter of medical necessity. After that, I am not sure. Their are medical procedures that both Jonathan and I will have to do prior to being set for transplant. We continue to trust and ask God for each step to be His leading. There was no guarantee that either bother would be a match. We are grateful for your prayers and continued seeking of His plan.

‘We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.’ (1 John 3:14, 16-18 ESV)

Enjoy some fun pics from the day! Again thank you for the out pouring of love and support.

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11 Responses to “Cut-a-thon Blessings”

  1. Aunt Sue May 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    so thrilled that Jonathan is a match – at least that is now an option for you to pray about. You look beautiful honey. love the scarf! love you!

  2. Shelly Vaughn May 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    What an uplifting post! Praise for the wonderful turnout at the salon. (I really wish I could’ve gone to support you.) And absolute joy that Jonathan is a match!! His plan is being revealed one step at a time, and your willingness to trust in each step is amazing!! You’re inspirational in so many ways. I’ll continue to pray for your patience, wisdom, and health as you continue on this journey!! :)

  3. Lyndsey May 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    This is such great news on all fronts Allie! God is good!!

  4. Joanna Hollister May 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    So glad to hear that the transplant is an option through your brother. And my goodness Allison, you look BEAUTIFUL in that scarf! So stylish. We’re still following your blog daily and thinking about you and your family a lot :o )

  5. Caryl May 15, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    WOW!! God is so good EVEN in the midst of this yuck!! Jonathan being a match, the support from the Cut A Thon. Thank you for sharing Allie. WOW! Tears are flowing now from me. : )

  6. Dianna Knapp May 15, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Allie, I pray for you everyday for strength, courage, wisdom and healing. I’m so very happy to hear your brother is a match. Though we have never met, we are sisters in Christ and I am honored that you would share your powerful journey. Your faith and trust are such a powerful witness. Thank you for your example of steadfast love and faith in our loving Father.
    Dianna

  7. Lindsay atkinson May 15, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Praising the Lord that your brother is a match!! He is so good!

  8. autumn simpson May 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Thank the lord for the match! It is such a blessing and it was meant to be! :)

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. – Jeremiah 29:11-12

  9. IVYPOST May 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    ALLIE!!!!!
    WHAT!!!!!
    IM CHOKED UP!
    I HAD NOT HEARD WHT WS GOIN ON!
    MY GOODNESS GIRL!
    I WILL B PRAYEN….

  10. Christen Stockdale May 16, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    I am SO happy to hear that your brother is a match!! :D I just started praising God and crying out of joy that this is an option for you. God is good!!! We are all continually praying for you and your beautiful family.

  11. Jan May 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    So glad to hear your brother is a match! continuing to pray

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