Wednesday, April 27, 2011

asking for some help

dear friends,

I tend to start most of my blog posts lately with a "sorry I haven't written in such a long time..." but, by now, you know that this has been the trend.  And, for whatever reason, you are still here.  So, thanks for sticking with us.  Updates to come... eventually.

But, today I heard some news from sad news from some of our most favorite friends.  We found out that their darling little 5 year old girl has a brain tumor.  They found out yesterday.  She goes in for surgery tomorrow morning.  They think it's cancerous.  My heart stopped when I heard the news.

We've known this little girl since she was just a few months old.  We've watched her grow up and spent time reading, singing, and playing with her.  She is so stinkin' smart.  She is a lover of all things "princess" :) She is a big sister to two.  She is strong.  Since we're so close with this family, we kind of claim her as our own.

The doctors will find out much more tomorrow when they go in and can take a look.  But, in the mean time, we're wigging out a little bit.

So, I don't think I've ever asked y'all to do this, but if you are a praying person, please send up your prayers in their behalf.

As Easter has come and gone this past weekend, and with the news this morning, I've had time to reflect.  I have a renewed sense of awareness and perspective.  With this season, I've come to the conclusion, again, that God is good.  He is aware of the the joys and the sorrows.  They happy times and the scary times.  I'm grateful that there is a plan for each of us.  And, ultimately, that He is in control and is intimately involved in the details of our lives.  I just hope that this scary time for our sweet friends can quickly turn into a happy time.

Anyway, thanks for letting me put this out there.

We're all in this together.
love, melis

5 comments:

Becker said...

I'll understand if you don't want to post her full name, but I think you still have my e-mail address. If you shoot me her name, I'll pray for her by name.

Kali said...

THis made me tear up. She will be in my prayers...

Mandee said...

You got that right melis- i've got everyone I know praying for them. My gma put their name in the temples up in utah too. I'm calling SA temple today to put their name in. We love the Nielsons so much, and this is so sad/scary/close to home. Thanks for posting- you made me cry...again. Love you Melissa!!

Tyler and Erin said...

They will most definitely be in our prayers.

Adams Family said...

just wanted to say you are awesome. and thanks for putting it out there.

they need our prayers.

ps. cutest blog header i've ever seen!

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