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Jun 4, 2010

It Must Be Enough

Follow up below~
I'm on my way this morning to sit with my friend Gina while her son has a chemo infusion. Britt has cancer. He met Andrew when my boy was in All Children's Hospital. Gina and I were in college together. Same major ~ Communications. Same oncologist for our boys.

Please pray for Gina and Britt. I want 100% recovery for Britt. Please pray for me today. I will be returning to a place where Andrew got very sick. The last time I was there, Andrew was alive here on Earth. Although I know Andrew is alive in Heaven, still I wish he were with me. With our family.

I don't understand the mind of God. But I love Him and I trust Him. And, as I've said many times since December 15, 2009, that is enough. It must be enough for me.

I just LOVE this face!

Follow up~ Gina and I had a great visit. I got to hug Britt and talk with Gina while he had his chemo infusion. What a trooper Britt is! He is looking good. His hair is coming back in nicely. Gina is a fierce Mama; you know the kind. You are probably in that same category. Fierce Mamas beat off the birds of the air and the beasts of the fields to protect their children.

For the story of another Fierce Mama click here. Then here.


  1. I am praying for you right now. I can imagine how hard it will be for you to walk into that hospital and relive so many memories you've been trying to forget. I will pray for Jesus to uphold you with His strong right hand and give you the grace to stand with your friend as He stands with you today.

    Andrew is beautiful in this photo, even more beautiful in heaven today. You are right to keep these images in the forefront of your mind.

  2. I love that shot of Andrew... and as always, I am struck with how he looks like his mom.

    Praying right now as I have my quiet time, for God's peace and strength to take charge in your life today, and that He will use you to minister to your friend. Shared hearts are a deep comfort.

    Love you, and will be praying...

  3. Melanie, I am praying for you right now. How kind of you to be willing to return and sit with your friend. Only you understand what it's like to have a child who is ill. May the Lord give you His strength to carry you today.

    I'm so glad to see Sonja's comment above. She's become like a second sister to me through our blogs. She's also Norwegian so we have a special bond and of course as all three of us are sisters in Christ, right?


  4. What a cute photo of Andrew dear one. Praying with and for you, your friend and her son.

    Much love.

  5. So much sorrow and pain in our world especially when its children who are ill. God Bless you Mel for being there for your friend and her son. My heart is heavy for them, I will keep them in my prayers.....:-) Hugs

  6. When I read this entry, I felt ashamed that I have been complaining about "poor me" in my blog because I have to be caregiver to my husband while he is healing from surgery. I am in awe of your strength, Melanie, and wish some of it would rub off on me. You are so unselfish as to spare time to be with your friend at this critical time in her child's life. I admire you and I admire you deep faith. I thought I had that faith, but sometimes I question that myself. May you be blessed in abundance by the Lord for your kindnesss.

  7. I am standing in prayer for you, Gina, and dear Britt. I love that picture of Andrew, so precious. I love you sis.

  8. I"m glad you could be there for her. I'm sure it was very hard to go back there. You are a fierce one indeed!

  9. I think of you often. The longing to see your boy again......I pray over you my friend. Looking into that beautiful face..I still wonder HOW...(how did cancer happen?)

    If we could lift this hurt off you, only Jesus!

    Praying for Britt and Gina! Total Healing!

    I have been reading my way through the One Year Chronological Bible. A little while back, I came upon the story of Rizpah. I immediately, thought of you. Another fierce mama!

    ~sending my love

  10. I never really understood post-traumatic stress, not down to my bones and in my soul, until the first time I returned to Children's Hospital in San Diego, more than a year after I was there for Steven's brain surgery.

    It took me by surprise, never expected it, wasn't ready, until I found myself parking in the same parking spot I'd parked in when we went to see the neurosurgeon who was to tell us the reason for Steven's headaches and intermittent nausea.

    We were there to see the orthopedist, but her office was in the same building. She sent us across the street for X-rays, in the main hospital near radiology I could see the window ledge where I'd sat with my sister-in-law, mother of my deceased niece Kyra, the place where we'd both wept while the surgeon opened Steven's head.

    That entire day I watched the movies in my head, details I didn't even know that I remembered, the ghosts of the past. They rode home with me and stayed for the better part of a week.

    I never knew that would happen. You are a brave woman, mama Dorsey.

    Britt and Gina have been added to my prayer list.

  11. You are a good friend, filled with a great compassion and love. Keep to it.


  12. Thanks for letting us know how things went. And thanks for the encouraging comments on my "baby" blog. And yes, we do live too close to have never met. I would like that, too.

  13. My heart aches and I cannot even imagine what yo have gone through. This post puts life in perspective...I really need this at this moment I was lamenting about my day...and there was ultimately noting wrong with it...we are all here and healthy. I am sorry for you loss and admire your strength.