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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Highs and Lows

Today was a great day, in part. I went to the Holiday party my (old) work put on and I got to visit with some great co-workers and thank people for their contributions to our family trust fund, they raised a lot of money for us and we were able, with all total donations from everyone who gave, pay for all of my daughters medical bills as well as her memorial costs. It was a HUGE relief. Since I know some of them read this blog THANK YOU again! Then right as it was ending I won a $100 gift card! I was so giddy the rest of the night.
After the party I went to my church for a candy making class which was great.. such yummy food! But then end of the class was very sad. A friend from church has a little girl who was just diagnosed with a VERY aggressive cancer. She'd had emergency surgery on Thanksgiving to remove some tumors and they just received the call tonight on the biopsy. They have to start treatment right away. My heart breaks for this family. FOr those of you who are in my ward that didn't get an email for phone call, we are having a special fast on Sunday even though it's Stake Conference.

My hopes and prayers are with this family and the road that lies ahead. It's so hard not know ing HEavenly Fathers plan and just trusting in it when tragedy strikes within your family. Somedays, some moments, knowing that he loves us and looks out for His children and will carry them and us home just isn't enough, but with His help we can get thru it.

5 comments:

Southern Princess said...

Congratulations on the gift card! WOOHOO! Also on all the contributions.
My thoughts & prayers are with the family in your ward. I pray for peace during this process for them.

Jeni said...

Aw, Tracy. My heart hurts for that family with the little girl who has cancer. I say I don't think I could ever handle something like that, but I guess you don't know what you can deal with until you have too, huh? Thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers.

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

Will you buy me something with your free money? (J/K) I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but I know that you're in a very unique position to help her. One time in college, Mike gave me a blessing and said that I had trials so that I would learn charity. I had never connected the two before, but now I see it so very plainly. I'll keep her family in my prayers.

Thanaglim said...

I'm glad they raised enough to pay off the medical stuff I know it means a lot to you to have such wonderful friends.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's daughter. Make sure to put her name on the prayer roll and we'll be praying for her and the family.

E said...

You changed your blog again! :-) Awesome you won that gift card. We will be fasting and praying for them also! Thank you for the email.