The Pink Trailer

Hearing the big “C” word is devastating for any family, but it is particularly so when the diagnosis comes to a young mother of  four young children.  Amy has bilateral breast cancer – stage 3.  She was diagnosed in October and has had to this date, three chemo treatments.  She is facing a series of chemo, surgery, more chemo, more surgery, more chemo and then reconstructive surgery.  It will be a long painful process.  Amy’s husband is a minister in our community and their four children are ages  6 and under.  Brent has been an awesome husband and daddy, taking care of Amy and the children.  Their church has provided a lot of support in terms of food, cleaning, babysitting, etc.

I have several purposes for sharing her story with you.  First of all, I ask you to pray for Amy, Brent, and the children.  Pray that God will heal Amy’s body.  She is a precious, Godly woman and has been a blessing in many lives.  She wants to be able to see her children grow up.  Pray that God will give Brent the day to day strentgth he will need to meet the day to day challenges which will be coming his way for many months to come.  Pray for the children because this is very hard on them as well.

Secondly, I want to tell you about the Pink Trailer.  I think this is the most wonderful idea to help Brent and Amy with medical expenses.  Please understand that I put little to nothing about donations on this blog.  Experience has taught me to be skeptical first and then trusting second.  Well, here I am very trusting.  I encourage you to log on to  http://pinktrailer.blogspot.com

This website shares the details of a precious 1973 Shasta compact trailer which has been done in pink—so very fitting since Amy is in Mary Kay.  This trailer is being raffled at $5.00 a ticket.  Check it out!

I will be writing more about Amy soon.  She is an amazing woman.  I have learned several things from her about handling the emotional aspects of this disease.

The Latest On Wayne and Glynn

It is so wonderful to see Wayne and Glynn each week at church.  He is continuing to teach our Sunday School Class and sing in the choir.  What a blessing!

Wayne’s chemo treatments for pancreatic cancer are continuing on a weekly basis, with a week off after three treatments.  The treatments are contingent, of course, on his blood counts, but so far, they have all been good, so there has been no delay in the chemo.

A scan was done a couple of weeks ago and though they have not received the final results, preliminary indications are that the the tumor has shrunk approximately 30%!!!! Yes, that is a big “Thank you, God”.

We are so thankful for God’s blessings on Wayne and Glynn.  We are thankful for the Grace, Peace, and Comfort which God has abundantly given them.  We are thankful for being able to watch them as they take their cancer journey.  Because of their faith, they are an example of what it means to ‘put things in God’s hands.”  Thank you, Wayne and Glynn.  We continue to pray for you.