My new world

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It is June 25th, which marks the beginning of a new journey. I have much to be thankful for. I am blessed with a loving husband, I have three delightful (most of the time) girls, supportive family and friends, I am in remission and I have a perfect bone marrow match. Today I start my chemo regimen which will be 7 days. They say it is tough, and I believe it. I am praying for strength and courage.

These pictures provide you a glimpse into my new world. I am on the 11th floor with a special air system to help provide me with pure and clean air. It is complete with a helicopter pad landing just outside my window. We arrived today around 2. It was hard to say goodbye to the girls. I desperately wanted to be strong, but the tears came as I allowed myself to think about the days missed and the time away from the girls that I cherish. I continue to embrace even more the fact that those girls are His children, and He is teaching me even more about leaving them in His constant care.

Upon arrival Adam and I got settled. I had a chest CT for a baseline starting point. It is mind boggling how this life saving drug has so many other potential harmful effects to the rest of my body. Again, I lay it down at His feet. I am now hooked up to the pole again, and will have a constant drip for many days to come. Keep praying and believing, He has been faithful. He is a loving Creator that wants us to take refuge in Him.

Psalm 5:11
” But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”

18 Responses to “My new world”

  1. Julie Cherkala June 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    We continue to pray for you every night, and a special prayer for your girls too. Your strength to trust God and hand over control to Him is a daily reminder to all of us that we must also do this. I hope your room is comfortable! Thinking of you and all of your crew.

  2. Tracy June 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Continued prayers for you as you Make this journey and for your beautiful family. God bless you!

  3. Sarah June 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Praying everyday :) Allie!!!!!! God Bless YOU!!! stay strong i know YOU can kick this cancer!!! love you Sarah :)

  4. Jill June 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    Sending lots of prayers and a great big hug your way!

  5. Angie June 26, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    You’re amazing Allie! Stay strong, and know that God is there with you ALWAYS!

    This is the time I wish I still worked at the clinic and could stop by and visit and pray with you daily.

    Hope your itching has stopped:)

    ang

  6. ace rocke June 26, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    We are praying continually, Allie and trusting you into our powerful and loving Father’s hands. He is enough and more. We love you!

  7. Kris Jones June 26, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Stay strong Allie. Your inner strength and beliefs will get you through this, I know it. This time here will allow to totally recover, it will be time well-spent and i know you won’t regret it. I am thinking of you always!!

  8. Caryl June 26, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Love you!! As I read Jesus Calling for today 6/26 your face, your trial, your family came forefront in my mind. Praying!

  9. Tara Copskey June 26, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Hey Allie!

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can send anything out your way! I know you will stay strong and you have us on your side.

    xoxo
    <3

  10. Erin Sparks June 26, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    praying for you Alli! Super natural strength and grace coming your way every minute of every day!!! love you so much!!! You got this!!

  11. MaryAnn McMullen June 26, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Our family prays every day, and holds you close in our thoughts. We pray expectantly and look forward to telling His story of healing, grace, and mercies. you are VERY loved!

  12. Dianna Knapp June 26, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Praying for you every day Allie! May God give you the strength, courage, wisdom and peace that will help you through this part of your journey. Thank you for being such an example of what it means to be a Christ follower! As John 7:38 says
    “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him”
    That is YOU! I can feel it. It is palpable!! God Bless you and keep you strong.

    “The Lord Bless you
    and keep you;
    the Lord make his face shine upon you
    and be gracious to you,
    the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”

    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

    Dianna

  13. Sherry Lyons June 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Covering you in prayer… love you Allie!

  14. Lindsay atkinson June 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Praying! Praying! Praying! Love you, Allie! -Linds

  15. Maggie Johns June 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Praying, Praying my friend. Matthew and I think and pray often for you two and your sweet girls. Love to you this day.

  16. Jan June 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    God Bless you and thank you for all the recipes! You can do it!

  17. Kelly June 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Your family is in my thoughts today- praying for your courage and strength as you undergo treatment and the time you are away from your girls. Love seeing your dependence on God and trusting him with your girls. You continue to be an inspiration to many- even though you didnt ask to be. Thank you for your openness during this difficult time. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers- especially this week. You are precious in His eyes Allie!

    • IVYPOST June 28, 2012 at 8:51 am #

      Thought about U all week, I had my calendar marked Monday, that U went into the hospital. Allie my heart is crying for U…. I was reading from 2 Samuel 22 today… and agree with the word, 4 U! Also in 2 Sam 22: 1-40 David called out to the Lord, and He heard him…. He delivered him from his enemies

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