Monday, June 23, 2008

Goodbye, Grandpa Savage

Sunday morning shortly after 1am my Grandpa Savage passed away. He was given 6 months to live around 2 years ago, so we have all been blessed to have him longer than expected. My mother has been married to Russell, my step-dad, since 1983. In that time I've never heard anything but positive words about my grandfather. He's had a wonderful life and family. And as my dad has said, "He was a wonderful father." I know this has been hard on my Nana, Uncle Warren, and my dad. I only hope that I can be a sorce of comfort as the days go by and they need someone to listen, someone to cheer them up, or a shoulder to cry on. Thank you to all of my friends and family for your prayers.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Johnny's Journey to Victory

This is an excerpt from Johnny's Blog. Please join us in prayer for Scarlett's father and family as they go through this painful and difficult time. The link for his blog is in my links to the right.

"Today the oncologist told us that Johnny's lung cancer has been diagnosed malignant non-small cell lung cancer in stage 4. He recommends chemo therapy (which will not cure - only relieve symptoms and reduced the has entered the bloodstream and spread to the adrenal glands.)He will start tomorrow afternoon and every three weeks for 3 sessions then evaluate progress after that with a pet scan. The prognosis is 6-12 months with the chemo and 2-3 months left without treatment.

This is a very difficult day for Johnny, Scarlett, and me, spent in tears of shock and unbelief. We have not called anyone yet except Mom and Dad to tell the news. We want to wait. Today we rallied together as we have weathered every other past crisis in our lives and spent alot of time hugging and praying as we strengthen our faith. We have cried our eyes out together and allowed ourselves a one day pity party. Now we are ready to face this giant and give the ole devil a boot in his pants!"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Another prayer request, please

This was in Scarlett's blog that I read today:

"Today, as a result of the biopsy, the doctor gave my dad 6 months to a year. Through the tears that keep flowing, all I can do is play this song over and over. Despite what the doctor said, my family and I are choosing to still believe in a miracle and God's goodness. Thank you for believing with us."

You can see the song she's talking about at her blog bookmarked on my page. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I'm asking you all to remember a few people in your prayers:

Hope and her family: As some of you know Hope's son, Jaylon, was born a premie. He's been making great improvements with The Sharpe Family's continued faith and prayers. For 67 days Hope and Jaylon have been in Orlando at the Ronald McDonald House and the Florida Children's Hospital. Through the ups and downs their family has kept an amazing positive attitude through it all and their faith in God has been such an inspiration to those of us who are blessed to know them. Please pray that Jaylon's improvement continues and they are able to come home soon.

Jane (Bart's mom): she was diagnosed with breast cancer, had to have it removed and then went through chemotherapy once a month for 4 months. Through it all she has kept a wonderful outlook and been so positive. Please pray that the cancer stays out of her body and that her blood work continues to look good.