Sunday, January 09, 2005

A great day

Philipians 1:6 Being confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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Short post today. It seems like it should be because it is Sunday. Anyway, Abby did really good yesterday, thank you for your prayers. We played in the snow where she made a snow angel on the picnic table and wiped all the snow off of the benches. We also had a tea party while Tiffany, Vicky, and Anna went out to do some shopping. It was nice for me to have a little 'date day' with my girl.

She still is way into 'Bunny Mac & Cheese', ya these little pastas do look like bunnies, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a curse. To open the box, you push the tail in and then rip open the box... kinda cute, yet kinda violent for a kids food product. I get tense trying to open it with out ripping Mr. bunny's little fluffy tail off. Still she likes it so I like it and she loves to help make it so I'll continue to support the bunny mac and cheese company. If we run out it may be a crisis situation though. I think in a pinch I could boil up some spegetti and tie it into bunny shapes... It might fool her, you never know.

Tommorrow is the Day 8 appointment where they put her under general anestisia, do the bone marrow samples, spinal tap sample and chemo treatment, and then wake her up for more. After she is done at the hospital, out patient, we will take her over to the clinic for fun filled afternoon of chemo treatment. This part takes at least 2 hours for the drugs to be given. I bet she will like this part because she will get to go in the kitchen.


MommyShel2Qnx said...

Will Abby be able to get her chemo treatments in Fort Collins, or do you have to drive all the way to Denver? Such a lot for a little girl to deal with. You are all in my prayers, as always. There will come a time when these trials will be over.
Abby, keep smiling that beautiful smile, sweetie!

-Shelley Willson *friends of Allie*

Mark Schreiber said...

All of her treatments will be in Denver for now. At least for this month and until we get more used to the procedures. She will be going weekly for a while but most of the appointments will be really quick compared with tommorrows.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

Chaya Joelle said...

Hey Fam...
we miss you guys and are praying constantly for tomorrow's doctor appointments. Something from church today sat in my soul and I thought it would pass it on your way: "HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!" by Chris Tomlin (download it from itunes...great song!) There's not much to the song other than that, but I think that's all we need to remember sometimes. We serve a great God! He is good and is still in control of the heavens and earth! PRAISE GOD!! Another line from a song/the Word, "my heart will CHOOSE to say blessed be your name!" It's easy sometimes to focus on all the crappy parts of this. But one thing is for sure, you and Tiffany are really choosing to look to God and hanging desperately on to Him through all of this, and it is AWESOME to see that and so encouraging. I am praising God today for what He is up to in the life of your family and I am praising God today for Abby's better attitude and the precious time you had with her the other day. And we are claiming that over Abby tonight as I pray for her too, thanking God that He is in control of her body and this disease! We love you guys and thanks for keeping us posted on the blog with pictures and everything. Make sure you send us some snapfish pics soon! It deffinately helps us to feel connected and tied in to you as all this is going onand gives us an idea of how to pray THAT day. So thanks...all our love and support your way XOXO, Bri and Chay

Psalm 71
1 In you, O LORD , I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. 2 Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. 3 Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men. 5 For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. 6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you. 7 I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone. 10 For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together. 11 They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him." 12 Be not far from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help me. 13 May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace. 14 But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. 17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. 18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. 19 Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you? 20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. 22 I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. 23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you- I, whom you have redeemed. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.

Chaya Joelle said...

PS: Abby look SO CUTE with her short hair!!!

Kimberly Nicholson said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful updates! What a great way to share your journey and to connect on a deeper level for prayer. We are thinking of you and praying for you often.

Abby you look just like a princess in your princess nightgown and with your very cool new haricut! Say hi to Mom, Dad, Anna and of course to Nana! Hugs to all!

The Nicholsons