Monday, August 09, 2010


remember four months ago when i posted
about praying for kate mcrae? i wanted to share with you the journal entry her family posted yesterday!
praise the lord!

"Sunday, August 8, 2010 9:47 PM, MST
I wanted to share a part of a journal entry from one year ago. We were six weeks into our journey with cancer, and nearing the end of the first round of chemotherapy. Kate's hair was starting to fall out in clumps and we were struggling to see the possibility of light at the end of a seemingly endless tunnel. Here is part of the August 10th entry of 2009.....

"Since I was unable to update last night, I thought I would update quickly today. Today Kate was supposed to start kindergarten. So, needless to say, it has been rather emotional. Will started preschool, and Olivia started 2nd grade at a new school today. Kate however, was unable to start kindergarten. Such a new chapter for Olivia and Will, and such an unexpected chapter for Kate.
Many mothers today are sending their children off for their first day of kindergarten with tears. Tears that their children are growing up. We are not sending Kate to kindergarten today, with tears. Tears hoping our daughter gets the chance to grow up. So please continue to pray, pray that Kate gets this chance. A chance to grow up healthy. A chance to one day go to school. Thank you!"

I remember that day vividly. The endless tears that poured forth. And the prayers that followed. We bought Kate a backpack that day. She never used it, but we bought her one anyway. That is what you are supposed to do when your child is to start school right? Even when you know they won't. Even when they are fighting to simply live.

So tonight I write with a deep thankfulness. Tomorrow that backpack that has sat unused for the past year will accompany Kate to her first day of kindergarten. The many prayers that went forth that one day we would see Kate start school, well, tomorrow will be the fruition of those. We are so grateful!

I will post a picture tomorrow of our school girl as we celebrate the first of hopefully many firsts. Thank you for your continued prayers!"

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