Friday, March 07, 2008

Once again~

My mother in law, Lil, was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus in 1958. She went through radiation & was told she'd have no more children. Radiation in the 50's, can you imagine?
In 1984, she was diagnosed with colon cancer.
In 1997, she began and continues to have multiple basal cell carcinomas removed from her skin.
In 2004, she was diagnosed with cancer in soft tissue of her abdomen. She went through surgery & chemo. She has been doing great with the exception of some residual effects from the chemotherapy.
My husband found out this week, that cancer has returned. She will begin chemo next week.....once again.

I would covet your prayers for her as she begins this journey, again. She has fought & conquered this nasty ole disease before and I pray she has the strength to win over it again.
She doesn't know I have a blog.
She doesn't even know what a blog is. However, if you feel led to leave a comment & let her know she was in your thoughts or prayers, if you would please also let me know which state you are from. I would love to print these out & give them to her next week before she goes to the hospital. I know it would touch her heart & lift her spirits.

Thank you my friends....


Rox said...

Paige, She and you whole family will be in our prayers. I pray that the lord wraps her in His glory and strength.
Love you and love this blog : )

Around the corner in Sandy Springs, GA : )

chriskauf said...

Oh , your MIL is in my thoughts , I send her strength , I can't tollerate this awful disease.
She is a strong girl , I hope she beats it .
Chris in Oshawa Canada.

homedaisy said...

prayers from charlotte, nc.
tell your dear mil that God loves her more than she can imagine. He is with her and He will answer her every prayer. trust that He is in every detail.
peace, strength, healing and comfort to you.

She's So There.... said...

Praying for dear MIL, she knows already that God is God and He loves her, I will continue to pray that He lift and support her as she continues to allow Him to heal her and to leave her fears and concerns at his uplift and guide you all as you love her, to surround you all with His peace.
many hugs,

Deb said...

Hi Paige
Found your blog through Cammy @freckledfarm. What a lovely blog you have.
Thoughts and prayers to your dear MIL.

Deb from Canada

Anonymous said...

She sounds like a very strong woman. I will pray that she is comforted and held safely through the treatment. I wish her good luck.

Jboo said...

Sending prayers for your mother-in-law and your whole family from Nebraska.


Jen said...

My prayers are with you, your family and this sweet woman you have honored.
Jen- Timeoutforme

Cstargel said...

Wow! What a strong woman! I will be praying for her and she continues on this journey - to give her strength, courage and the peace that truly passes all understanding. I hope she is reminded (as well as you and your family) that God holds her in the palm of his hand.

Jake and Taryn said...


Tears are certainly rolling down my face as I know how hard this journey can be for the whole family. My Grandfather passed from cancer in 2000 so this certainly holds a very special place in my heart. She will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." God is certainly with her and your whole family. SHE CAN DO IT!!!!! Hugs for her and your family! Know that I will be praying!

Blessings, Blessings, Blessings!

Taryn from KY

Tesha said...

Paige, I am praying the precious blood of Jesus over Lil and wisdom for her entire medical team. Your family is in my prayers as well. Take care, much love Tesha

Snellville, GA

cammyk said...

What an amazing women! My prayers are with your MIL and your family. May you all feel God's love, comfort and healing during this difficult time.

love and prayers from Maryland, Cammy

CourtneyB said...

Taking time to send thoughts and prayers to Lil and your beautiful family. Always hard to see others have to battle this disease. May God lay his healing hand upon her as she begins the fight again.
God Bless,
Courtney (GA)

Lisa said...


I am so sorry that your family has to go through this again. My thoughts and prayers are with Lil. She is a strong women and definitely a fighter. She can do this and survive this with the strength of her family and God's grace.

Sending healing wishes,


velvet brick said...

Dear God,
I ask for you to take Paige's mother-in-law and all of the family into your special care right now. Please let them know that you are offering them hope, love and peace and walk with each of them during these scary time and hold them all close. I ask that you help dry tears, allay fears and continue to sprinkle their days ahead with blessings. I ask these in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
..and thank you.

Gilbert, Arizona is in your back pocket!

Robyn said...

Paige darling...This post brought tears to my eyes.
Since I am also a cancer survior this touched my heart!

To 'Mom' & 'MIL' & 'Grandma'! You are an incrediably strong woman with a kind heart. I am praying for you to endore another round of chemo and hold tight to your faith. Once more you will find peace and will recover from this. I wish you well and lots of good days minus the bad days. Find comfort in the little things and small happinesses! You are loved!

I am saying prayers for your hubby and your family daily. Be strong and hold fast to your wonderful faith! Love ya doll!

Kate said...

Oh my...I just stumbled into your blog and I read the post about your MIL. What a strong woman she must be. I pray she will gather that strength to fight once more this disease that won't give up. It just seems more than one person should have to bear! Prayer to your entire family!!


Purple CJ Diva Duckie said...

Your MIL sounds like a very strong woman. May she find the strength and faith to endure this trial.
May each of you who love her feel the love and prayers of many to help and lift you all during this time.
Love and prayers from Charlotte, NC

restyled home said...

Absolutely, I will have your sweet mother-in-law in my prayers. She sounds like a determined, feisty woman sho has been through much, and with her loving family by her side, it will give her strength to fight this tiring battle.

Take care...all of you,
Linda in Nova Scotia, Canada

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your mil while she once again will deal with this terrible disease. She has gone through so much already and it seems unfair for her to suffer yet again. She is not alone ~ she has all of you with her ~ Love conquers all ~ I hope all of these messages will let her know that there are alot of people thinking of her at this time. Hugs from Patricia Ontario, Canada

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hello --what an inspiration that your MIL is to have faced cancer her entire life. I hope that she knows that her legacy of strength and perseverance through this terrible disease is a gift that she has given to each member of your family. Please know that I have said a prayer for her, for you and your family. (hugs)

Jill from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Anonymous said...

She must be a beautiful, strong woman having been through all that she's been through...she's blessed to have a dil like you to ask for prayer for her...she will be in my prayers, as well as your husband and you and the whole family...I pray the Lord washes over her with healing, once and for all...
Tammy from Nashville, TN

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Paige,
I'm sending prayers your mother in law's way. She is obviously an incredibly strong woman to have endured what she has. I am sure she will beat it another time.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your family are so beautiful,

Natasha : )

paperjunk-lc said...

She sounds like a true fighter! My thoughts are with you as she gears up for the battle.

Karen said...

Sending warm thoughts and prayers to your MIL and family. May the Lord give her strength and comfort.

Karen - Midwest

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your story touched my heart as I sit here in Indiana. It is a cold winter's day, but I'm filled with hope as I read your story and what an amazing woman you are. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May a thousand angels be with you through this time and give you peace.


Kimber said...

We will be praying for your MIL here in Virginia! My little Harry is the prayer warrior in our fmaily (he's 7). I will ut him o this. He prays the rosary everyday and reminds us all of prayer intetnions.

I will pray for God's healing and I will pray for your family as well.


Southern Sugar said...

prayers for faith, healing, strength and love from me here in florida. for your family as well as your mil. please keep us posted. God bless and keep you all.

Yes, Minister... said...

Kim at 3 Peanuts showed me your blog and I am post to let you know that I will be praying for your MIL.
What a courageous woman. Cancer is something that hit to close to home for me and so my heart goes out to what you and your husband's family will endure. You are very much in my prayers.

Ladybug hugs,

Anonymous said...

Paige, I found your blog through the 3 Peanuts Blog. I am from North Carolina and I can tell you are a great Christian mom and have such a sweet spirit. You inspire me to be a better person and friend each time I read your post. You can put thoughts into words so beautifully. By the way, I love your choice of music. I will pray for your Mother-in -law. So sorry she is having to battle this disease again! At church today, we had a powerful sermon on Prayer, which I truly believe in. Please let her know that I am praying for her....even though I don't even know her.

Michelle said...

My prayers are with Lil and your family. What a tough cookie! I find your blog so inspirational, and your girls are just lovely!

Jodee Leader said...

Your mother in law sounds like one tough cookie! She will be in our thoughts and prayers in Nebraska.

danielle said...

my prayers are with you and your family.

Heather said...

Hi Paige,

What an amazing and resilient mil, I have added her to my prayer requests on my blog and will certainly lift all of you daily as she fights another good fight with the big C. The ultimate healer will hold her gently in His grasp as He has done before. What a blessing you are in her life, it is obvious.

Hugs to you,

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mrs. Lil...
I am a praying person and I'll be glad to lift you up everyday for a long time. It sounds like you are a very strong person and I'm guessing you have a strong testimony too! I live on the border of Ky/Tn with our front and back yard split between the two :) not far from Nashville.

Anonymous said...

Paige, your MIL sounds like an incredibly strong woman; she will perservere. She is a survivor! A divine request: Please God, bring healing - Exodus 12:13.

Hopeful thoughts and prayers from South Carolina.

Lisa B. said...


My love and prayers go out to you and to all who suffer. May God bless and keep you. Lisa in Michigan.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Paige, Your mother-in-law sounds like a very strong woman to have beaten cancer so many times before and she can do it again with all the strength she will receive from her family, friends and well wishers from the "blog world". Just keep thinking positively.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie from Illinois

janae said...

Hi Paige~
My thoughts and prayers and with your entire family during this difficult time. Please let Lil know she has our prayers and we will be thinking of her during her journey. She's a strong woman and will beat this cancer beast.

Janae - Plano, IL

jackie carl said...


I've been gone for a week, so haven't been able to check your blog. Am so sorry to hear about your precious M-I-L. She is definitely in my prayers, as well as your entire family.

I pray for God's strength and peace to abound all of you.

Much Love,
Jackie Carl
Marion, IN

Kristin said...

Sending sweet prayers for Lil. She is a strong woman from everything I have seen in meeting her. I pray for healing strength, for peace instead of fear and for a steadfast spirit to keep on fighting. I know your family is gathered around her in strength too.

Anonymous said...

"Be still and know that I am God"...these were wonderful words of comfort to me as I was going through radiation. Such simplicity to the words and yet so much promise. Your mil is in my prayers along with your whole family. I pray for healing and peace to you all. Blessings, Heather (from Ontario Canada)

paige said...

several of you do not have an email or blog for me to connect back to you....THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for taking a moment of your time to leave such precious words for Lil.
i know she will be so touched

hugs to each of you

Dawn said...

Sending many prayers to your MIL from Washington. I will be praying for God's healing.

Meg said...

She will be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to your family!

Danielle said...

I wanted to write this directly to your MIL since you said you would print this for her.

Dear Lil,

I will be praying for you. I know in my heart that you can fight this again. You clearly have an incredible strength, and that, with God's healing hand can do wonders.

I will pray for strength for you, as well as for your family during this difficult time. I will pray that God heals you, and keeps you strong.


Danielle in CA

Mrs. Decker said...

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Jeremiah 29:11 gave me great comfort a few years ago when I had cancer. I hope it can give you the same.
Stacy (Lexington, KY)

Anonymous said...

Oh big, strong and powerful prayers of love and healing for her during this time. She sounds like such a strong woman! She must mean an awful lot to you to post this here and I hope she finds comfort and strength in these beautiful emails and all of the prayers in store for her!

Teresa McFayden
Omaha, Nebraska

Rita said...

Oh ((((Paige))))). I am so sorry I didn't see your post earlier to add her to my prayers earlier. You are all in my prayers. xo


My Mom has survived colon, breast, skin and major heart surgery in the last 30 years...she is now 89 and cancer free. I wish your dear mother in law strength in the coming days, and pray that she to will survive this disease once again...

Anonymous said...

Praying for your Mother in Law, and your family, in South Dakota. Grandma's are the best people in the world and your MIL sounds like one of the best!

Tracy from South Dakota

Anonymous said...

I would like to say that I will be praying for your friend. I live in Maryland and found your blog from my daughter, Freckled Farm. May God bless you and your family.Ruth

sheree said...

Sending prayers and well wishes for you MIL!!

Anonymous said...

This is my first comment posted. I was so moved by your MIL strength and endurance that I felt the need to do this. My prayers are with you...and BLESS YOU HER......

carolyn peeler said...

So sorry to hear this Paige. She will be in my prayers.