Sunday, March 8, 2009

Prayer Request

As some of you know that follow my blog our son, Ethan, has cancer and he relapsed last August. I am saddened to say that Ethan's cancer has progressed and we did not receive a very good report from his Doctor. He is still feeling great and you can't see any signs of this physically, but we don't know what the future holds. So I will be taking a "break" from my stamping blog. I'm sure all of you understand that I'm needed elsewhere right now! Thanks to all of you that check in and for all your kind words. This will definitely be the hardest thing I've ever had to go through in my life. So go hug your kiddos and live each day to the fullest! Please keep my Ethan and our family in your prayers! GOD BLESS!

80 comments:

jennifer mcguire said...

you are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me and I only know you through your blog,but my prayers are with you and your family. You are a great person...hang in there!

judy anderson said...

Keep you blog open Alicia so some of us can let you know that we are thinking of you. I have highlighter your site on google reader so I can get back to you.

judy anderson said...

P.S. Can we send him thinking of you cards?

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I know I'll sure be praying and knowing that God has a plan for Ethan. I hope you'll post little updates when you can, but most certainly we all understand. God bless you and your family.

Becky said...

I'll definitely be thinking of you. I have my own little Ethan; I can't even imagine what you're feeling. Positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Gailanne said...

My heart hurts for you and your family during this uncertain time. I add my prayers to so many others that are being offered up to God to help your little guy get better in the weeks and months to come. Be strong and have trust.

Anonymous said...

Alicia,
Ethan and your family have been in my prayers and will continue to be. Stay strong. God bless you all.
Kim Stevens

Debbie Nelson said...

Like Judy asked, could we send Ethan cards? I lost my precious daughter, Jennifer, on April 21, 2006 to Cystic Fibrosis. She was 28 years old and enjoyed getting mail her whole life. I would love for little Ethan to go to his mailbox and find well wishes! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
dnmissujen@aol.com
www.cfandbc.blogspot.com

Kris Reynolds said...

I will pray for you and your family.
God Bless,
Kris

Tracey said...

I was directed here from lauren's blog - and am so sorry to hear of your son's illness. As a fellow Mom, I can't even BEGIN to imagine the heartache. I will keep you, Ethan and the rest of your family in my prayers. Blessings be upon you all

okiechic said...

Alicia -I was sent here from Lauren's blog as well. I'll be praying for Ethan and your family. (((HUGS)))

Sandy said...

I'll be praying for Ethan and all of you.

Tamara said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ethan, and your family.

Is there somewhere we can send cards?

Melissa said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Alicia.
Big hugs,
Melissa

Niki Estes said...

Alicia, I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through. Hugs and prayers for you all in your difficult time.

Holly said...

My thoughts are with you and your whole family right now. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

You are all in my prayers and have been for months since I learned of Ethans relapse. You are not alone, we are all here for you. If my tears would help you I could send you an ocean full. But can I offer to send you a card?
R

BethieJ said...

I am keeping your family in my prayers....

Heather said...

Dear Ethan and Alicia,

I am so saddened to read your post I will so be praying for you right after I finish posting this and daily!!!!

Please spend every moment enjoying the sweet blessing God gave the world in Ethan and I totally agree with giving up your stamping blog!!!

I will be praying for a Miricle they can and do happen so that is my hope for your family!!!

My Heart is breaking for you Alicia!!!!

Heather Schlatter

Heather said...

Alicia,

It is me again. I had Ethan's Care Page set to where I got e-mail updates when you posted and I have not recieved any for a couple of weeks but I thought you just had not posted since you had gone on your trip.

So I loged into Cares pages and for some reason Ethan's Page is no longer in my profile not sure what happened there, but if you ever have time could you re-send me his page I definetly want to keep up like I have been so we can keep praying and sending kind thoughts!!!!

I tried to search for his page but it did not come up in the search!

Thanks So Much and just know we are thinking about you and your family, and Ethan, and my heart is very heavy right now with your news!!!

Heather Schlatter

Nancy said...

your family in my prayers!!!

Dana said...

Praying for Ethan and your whole family in this difficult time.

craftNmommy said...

Hi Alicia, you don't know me other but I wanted to let you know Ethan and your family have my families prayers as well.

Sending hugs with our prayers...

Lisa

allycat said...

We will keep your family oin our prayers...and pass on the request for prayers to family and friends!!!

Klee said...

Prayers being sent for you and family,

Scrapbookmama said...

Please know that you are in my prayers our heavenly father may bless you and Ethan. ((HUGS)))

Terri said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Odette said...

No words can heal your pain. I just pray God for Ethan, for you and your family.
God Bless,

Kathy Floen said...

Alicia-
I am so sorry for you and your family. I will be praying for you and yur family. ((BIG HUGS)) and lots of prayers to you.
Hugs-
Kathy

Mei Ann Guerrero said...

From our household to yours ... prayers to Ethan and the rest of your family. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Your precious little boy and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Annie

lakind said...

I've been following your blog for a few months now, and I sit here with a heavy heart. Please know that I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for Ethan and your family.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Prayers going up. Sending some hugs along as well

Crafty Engineering said...

My heart goes out to you! Know that prayers are being said for the health of Ethan!

Julie Masse said...

We are praying for you all!

Pamela said...

I came to your blog through another blog...and wanted you to know that your family is in my prayers. I have a son with epilepsy that can't be controlled with medication. I know what you mean when you say that every day is precious and to hug your children. We don't have the promise of tomorrow, but we can treasure today and make the best of what we do have. Life is precious and your family will be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

My Prayers are with Ethan and your family.
{{{Hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

I just happened to click on your blog and read your post from 3/8. I believe it was no accident, as God would like me to pray for you and your family. I can't even begin to know or understand. I just wanted to leave this to let you know that I am praying!

JILL SMITH, N IRELAND said...

I pray that God will lay his healing hands on Ethan and give his doctors and surgeons the wisdom and knowledge to treat him in the very best way that they can. May God bless you all.

With love,

Jill S

andrea murdock said...

i will pray and think of your family and pray for a miracle. my god hold you all in his hands while you go through this

Anonymous said...

I have just found your wonderful blog and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I'm so sorry you all are going through this. I'm sending prayers your way
Big hugs

Paula said...

I've been a follower of your blog for some time ... your entire family is in my prayers!

Woods Olde Homestead said...

Praying for Ethan and your whole family in this difficult time...
Tonja...

Leanne said...

Oh Alicia! I am so sad to hear that. I thought of you several times last week during a radio-thon for our local children's hospital and hoped that Ethan was doing better. We will all pray for you and your family. Take care. Leanne

Wendi said...

I pray for you often and will continue to hold you all in my heart. God's peace and stength to you.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. I do not know you or your family but wwe do have the Cancer in commom. My daughter was diagnosised with a brain tumor in '96 at the age of 19 and it returned in '99 just before her 13th birthday and she passed in 2001. It was devasting but for 2 years we did not give up hope and when the time came for her passing she went with dignity and love. We were on a holiday and the night before she died she went to see the Lion KIng. It has been almost 8 years since she passed and I think about her and I am always talking about her because if you do not talk about someone who died then they never lived. I spent every minute with her and I never gave up hope. You do not know what the future will bring, just enjoying the time we have with all our children wether sick or not it is a precious tome and too short. Having a child who is sick makes you really enjoy what we have. Enjoy Ethan just because he is your son not because he is sick. I did and I have no regrets. I now have an angel who is definitely looking aftter our family. Take Care

Anonymous said...

my prayers are with you and your family!!

Tori Wild said...

Lauren had a post about Ethan and I just wanted to send my prayers. I'm so sorry for your news and we will be thinking positive thoughts for your family.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh, Alicia. I had no idea things had gotten so bad. Oh my goodness. My heart is breaking for you and your precious Ethan. I am sending you all my love and prayers and as many hugs as you need. ((((HUGS))))

Debbie said...

Alicia, I don't know you and was directed here through Lauren's blog. I am praying for healing and peace for your family. my 28 year old son was diagnosed with cancer in 07. It gave me comfort to know that he had many people praying for him, most didn't even know him. So I hope knowing that people everywhere are praying for all of you helps you in some way. try to take care of yourself while you are caring for him.

Chris said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Susan Harrison said...

Alicia,
I feel like I have grown to know you and your family from reading your blog. I can't begin to imagine what you must be going through. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Michelle said...

My heart aches for you. I'm praying for your family that Our Father will hold you in His loving embrace and give you comfort in this very difficult season.

Ruebchensmum said...

From a mother to another mother:
God bless you! I just wish you all the best for little Ethan and your family. Take all the time for your family. As a mother of two little children I really feel with you!

Hugs from Germany!
Corinna

Anonymous said...

May god bless you and your family with peace during this time and at all times. Love each moment, live each day and let miracles happen. Blessings.
Elaine

Annabelle said...

I have known you through Lauren´s Saturday Sketch and feel close to you. I will keep you inh my prayers and know thst God has a plan, even if we don´t know it or understand it. Take one day at a time and see each day like a gift from God. God bless.

artfulwhimsies said...

Hugs and prayers to Ethan, you, and the entire family. We are all here for you.

Jen Book said...

Alicia,

I was directed here from Lauren's blog yesterday. I spent most of last night reading your blog and am so touched by your family. As a mother I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. Your strength through all of this is so inspirational. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers... I have 4 children and I could not even start to imagine what you are going thru.
Hugs
Melissa in WI

Monica said...

Lauren's blog directed me here. I am so very sorry for all that you and your family are going through. Your children are just beautiful...what a sweet photo you have on your blog. It just breaks my heart to hear when a child gets sick, and I can't even begin to imagine your worry and heartache. Know that many of us (who don't even know you) are willing to share some of your burden wand worry. Enjoy each and every moment with your kids, and celebrate each and every new day with them. God bless you all, and I will lift you in prayer!

diane mcvey said...

Your children are SO beautiful. I'm beyond sorry that Ethan is sick. It has to be awful for you all. I can't even imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I have requested prayers from friends, too. I wish I could do something more...please just know that I CARE about you and your family...I hope Ethan can fight this horrible disease. Take care. HUGS!!!

Ros said...

Someone here in Liverpool England is thinking of you, praying for you and sending you love.
Ros

maggiemeow said...

You and your family are in my prayers. May it comfort you to know that so many who don't know you wish you and your family well. God bless.

Candlewyck Baptist Youth said...

You have got the prayers, girl.... Best wishes.

Kristin Bueter said...

Alicia~

You, your family, and especially little Ethan are in my prayers. Now more than ever. If there is anything I can do from here - ANYTHING - please let me know.

May God bless your family and sweet Ethan.

Kristin

Crystal said...

My heart goes out to you . We will be praying for Ethan and for your family that you will feel His love and presence at this time.

Kacey Elliott said...

So sad to hear this news Alicia. I will certainly keep you and your precious little boy Ethan in my prayers. I am wishing you strength through this most difficult time.

Anita said...

Alicia,

I also found you through Lauren's blog. I am praying for you and your family. I belive in miracles and I am beliving in one for your lovely son Ethan. Enjoy every moment and don't give up hope. Love Anita

Susan L. said...

I am praying for Ethan and your family.

Oralia said...

Alicia, I am praying for Ethan and your family. I, too, would love to send Ethan a card. Here is my e-mail: ocreate@hotmail.com

Jeannine said...

Even though I only know you through your blog, please know that I am praying for your little boy and your family. Be strong, be brave and keep the faith. Give him a hug and kiss from all of us!

Marla said...

Alicia, Here is a comforting blog for a hurting mom--My Heart...His Words. I hope that you will visit it. http://www.tammynischan.blogspot.com/
My prayers are with Ethan and your family.

Sue said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Ethan and the whole family. Prayer is extremely powerful and I shall keep you all in my daily prayers from SE Minnesota.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Just read about your family through Lauren's blog. I am on a DT with her and while checking up on her projects I came across this and just wanted to send hugs and prayers your way. Much love from IL...Jessica :)

Renee V. said...

I only know you from Lauren and I just wanted you to know that you have someone from MI sending you lots of love and prayers.
Hugs to you and your family and especially to Ethan.
Love, Renee

Beth Pyle said...

I pray that God will comfort all of you and heal Ethan. Your family is in our prayers.
God Bless.

Mel B. said...

I'm praying daily for your family and your sweet little Ethan.

judy anderson said...

Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers this week.