21 Aug

The armstrong family has decided that we are staying local. We are going to fight against this beast in as many ways as possible. I had a setback this weekend. I began to experience similar bone pain that put me in the hospital in Michigan. Thankfully a bit more prepared with pain meds and experience we are home working through these set backs. I am still experiencing pain, some pain but managing it. As we continue to pray for a miracle. Pray that the pain would subside so I can better enjoy my family

39 Responses to “Local”

  1. lori habeck August 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    I am praying for you and thinking about you almost constantly Allie. This time with your family is so very precious…..praying the pain will subside so you can love on your little girlies. xo

  2. Angie August 22, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    Pain prayers your way Allie. Wishing you a restful sleep and an active pain free Thursday! Love to you all.

  3. Anonymous August 22, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    Praying for you this morning, that God would pour out His grace and presence upon you and your family when you are together.

  4. Aunt Sue August 22, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    praying for Mollie, Hayleigh and Paige that they would know the depths of your love for them and that they will be able to interact with you in such a way that you can participate and just be mommy. Love you sweetie.

  5. Karen Hamilton August 22, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    May the God of all comfort wrap His arms around you…to remove the pain and give you the strength you need, that can only come from Him.
    Sending hugs and prayers for all of you…praying Isaiah 41:10

  6. Ellen Patrino August 22, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Can we help with anything? We are still have a land line and would help in anyway you need. Keeping you in pur prayers.

  7. Tina Wilson August 22, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Praying for the pain to go away and for complete healing!

  8. Sarah W August 22, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Praying for you all constantly. May your day be filled with much love, comfort & peace. May you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you! ;)

    ” As for me, I will call upon God, and the LORD shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice. He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me.”
    Psalm 55:16-18


  9. Beth O. August 22, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    I’ve been wondering about your decision. You are on my mind and in my heart constantly. You always called this thing “the beast” and I’ve taken that term as well. May the Holy Spirit give you comfort in mind and in body.

  10. The McMullen's August 22, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    WE pray for you every day…miracles, healing, comfort, peacefulness, His usefulness. You have forever touched our family!

  11. Karen Smith August 22, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Be still and know that He is God. Continued prayers for healing for you and your family. You have touched us more than you will ever know. What an amazing example of God’s love and total faith, trust and dependence on Him. We will pray for a miracle!

  12. Tracey August 22, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Praying for relief from pain and thankful for time with your family. Love to all.

    • Tracey August 22, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      And thank you for posting updates. XO

  13. maureen August 22, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Even though i have never met you i check for your blogs every single day. I work at woodridge and i heard about you through them. I am in awe by your strength and you have my faith even stronger!

    Thank you

  14. Brit W. August 22, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    We will lift you up in prayer. I love you.

  15. Cindy Donze August 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Praying for peace and confort, so that you can love on your family and that they can love on you.

  16. Daibreah Naso & girls at the office August 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    sending our thoughts and prayers! stay strong Allison.. You are an amazing person and a very strong person!

  17. Kristin Miller August 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    dearest Allie,
    I continue to pray for you and your family and follow your blog. I know it’s been said by so many but you are a champion in life and faith to me. You are so loved and I was so pleased to see you at the rallie for allie and all the wonderful friends that have been touched by your life. I want you to know that the Miller family will being fighting on your behalf – praying for a miracle. Love from our family to yours.

  18. megan nettleton August 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Praying daily for you.

    I hope this time with your family is amazing!

  19. Susie Smith August 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Dearest Allie,
    I’m still expecting a miracle … that God will heal you. Not a doctor, but God, Himself. In Jesus name, Amen.

  20. Jan August 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Praying for the pain to ease.

  21. Elizabeth August 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut. 31:8

    The same is true for your husband and your girls. Praying for you all tonight.

  22. Jodi Tucker August 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Praying,too…..for His peace and a miracle healing to destroy the beast….and for those precious daughters and Adam to know the depth of your love. Praying daily with love.

  23. Mike August 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Praying for you each and every day… I also pray for your family including your husband and beautiful daughters. I always remember Paige swimming and fighting to teach the wall first. Your daughters are a lot like you and they never give up! I pray for your comfort and peace.

  24. Allison August 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Constantly praying for you and your family. I really hope you have received some relief from the pain. I am in awe of your strength and devotion to your faith. Stay strong, my friend.

  25. Lois August 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Hugs and love to all of you during this special family time. You are all constantly in our prayers and thoughts.

  26. Shelagh Hughes August 23, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    Job 6:10
    Then I would still have this consolation— my joy in unrelenting pain— that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

    Allie & family,
    Thought this verse was fitting…So grateful to have an update from the Armstrong camp. I hope your pain lessens everyday and that you are able to enjoy your sweet family to the fullest. Continue to praise the Holy One, Allie.

  27. Sabrina August 23, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    We don’t know each other but I read your blog and now pray for you all the time. Praying that you spend each and everyday with those you hold most dear.

  28. Lesa and family August 23, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Hello, Allie!

    I have been singing this verse over you and your family:

    The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. The Lord will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

    Zephaniah 3:17

    The DiPaolos love you.

  29. Molly August 23, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Allie, although we have never met, I believe our husbands were in the fraternity together at Akron. We think of you daily and keep you and your family in constant prayer. Your girls are so precious and beautiful. Your amazing faith through this journey has been an inspiration to us and I can tell to many others as well. Will be continually praying for you.
    Pat and Molly Quinn and family

  30. Chuck Gough August 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm #


    Sorry for such a long entry but as a write my heart starts to spill over and I just keep typing.

    Your journey’s blog has been full of hope, despair at times, resignation, success and wonder. But more than anything else your journey and blog has been about love.

    The Love of Christ, your family, friends, medical teams, other patients as well as strangers. You have reached out to many people.

    The blog has given us all a window into your innermost thoughts. It has refined who you are as a witness to Christ our King by making your struggle so public.

    You made a choice of the heart and are willing to battle this disease while staying home with family. No matter what direction you had chosen it would have been the correct one. I know it wasn’t made without a lot of Prayer and interaction from Adam, family and friends and those three beautiful girls whom you call daughters.

    It is said a person is not defined by their success and highlights of their lives. A person is defined by how they react and handle the low points and failures. Your low points have not only been physically painful but even more emotionally. Yet through it all you have kept the faith. You are a true witness to Christ the King. He will provide comfort and goodness.

    As a group we are all soldiers fighting together through prayer while you have carried the cross.

    You like to finish entries with a biblical passage and I through music.

    The first and third verse of the hymn ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ reflects how you have held your Christian faith, carried the staff and have been publically fighting this burden that is called cancer.

    Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    with the cross of Jesus going on before.
    Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
    forward into battle see his banners go!

    Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    with the cross of Jesus going on before.

    Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
    blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
    Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
    this through countless ages men and angels sing.

    Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    with the cross of Jesus going on before.

    Good triumphs over evil, your faith is strong and in that alone our Lord Jesus Christ will provide for you.

    Love and a big hug,

  31. Stephanie Barrett August 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Precious Allie – RIch and I have been and will continue to wrap you and Adam & the girls in prayers. THinking of you, asking for the bone pain to be reduced, for strength, for peace, and then there is just the wordlessness and asking the Spirit to put our hearts for you into words…

  32. Kim August 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    it’s only been 2 weeks since The Lord hit me like a hurricane to pray for you.. …a stranger. He impressed on me how much he loves you and holds you in the palm of His hand. he hears your heart !! like soooo many others a have written …you and your blog inspire me. to be so real with your heart reflects Jesus in an amazing way! thanks for sharing your journey and it is a privilege to lift you and your precious family up in my prayers!

  33. Marcia Case August 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Thinking of you Allie and praying that you enjoy the beautiful sunshine along with a pain-free weekend with your family. Thank you so much for sharing this blog with all of us. It certainly allows us to pray for your specific needs at this specific time.

  34. Vicki August 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I will continue praying that you have as little pain as possible and that you, Adam and the girls can do things together. Love You

  35. Brad August 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm #


    Sending with Love! Praying for you to be pain free so you can enjoy the one’s you love. Praying for the miracle we want to come your way! Praying for your family – both Armstrong and Kura’s. Your never far from my mind.


  36. Shannon Holden August 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Hi Allie,
    Still praying for you here in Houston. Love, The Holdens

  37. Liz in Austin August 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Dearest Allie. Home is just where you need to be! I believe it is a healing place! Please know that Jim and I think about you and pray for your healing every single day!
    Love to you, Beautiful Friend. Your wonderful family needs you near.

  38. Danielle Chaney August 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    I just sent a facebook message to you and Adam, but didn’t know if you would receive it soon, so I am posting here too . . . we are trying to organize a Day of Prayer for the Armstrong family- to come together with others to lift you up, as I know many, many people are individually doing so on a regular basis. We are hoping to make it official once we hear back from your family and will promote it and spread the word then . . . you are in our prayers and thoughts continually. . . Danielle Chaney

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