Saturday, November 28, 2015

UpDate on Urgent Prayer Request

Dear Ones, I will just keep adding updates on our little Carter here. You can also check my FaceBook page too. Thank you so much for your prayers.

Nov. 28, 2015
We will live Thanksgiving every day from now on. Thank you all so much for your prayers for our little Carter. As of today she is decorating her Christmas tree with her family.
 This was taken Thanksgiving afternoon when Carter got out of the hospital and we're eating dinner that our wonderful church catered to us. Blessings abound. Looking at this it is so hard to believe my little angel was at death's door. But God heard our prayers and brought her through. I've said it before, but I just can never thank you all for praying and caring so much for our little precious. God is so good. Sending much much love...Shelia ;)
 
Nov. 27, 2015
Dear Ones, one last update on our little Carter and I will put this to rest for a little while. Carter slept well last night and her daddy made pancakes for her this morning. Her Bubba (Mr. Precious) has promised to take her to the store and she can pick out anything she wants and he will buy it for her.    :) Please continue to pray for Carter's recovery and her parents. They are very worn out and vulnerable at this time and Satan is bombarding them with negative thoughts right now. They realize it's a spiritual battle but please play for them. God is good and we give Him all of the glory for how He has worked His healing hand through little Carter. We couldn't have gotten this far without all of your support and prayers. Again, you'll never know what this means to us. We just continue to pray for Carter daily that she can live a normal life as she goes through the treatments and changes to her life.  I'm going to take a much needed break and a long long breath for a little while. If anything changes I'll let you know. Love, love, love you.

Nov. 26, 2015
 Dear Ones! I just had to write one more time today about our little Carter. She woke up this morning after her treatment and was playing and doing so well. They dismissed her this afternoon and we've just had Thanksgiving dinner with our family and our precious little Carter. She will have another treatment in a few weeks and we will still need your prayers. She is on some oral meds right now, a steroid, even a blood pressure pill because the steroids seem to make her blood pressure go up. It's not very high but the med is prevent future problems. She really has no limitations on what she can do but will have a salt reduced diet and no processed foods. My daughter and her family eat very healthy so this won't be very hard to do. We cannot put into words how much we appreciate your prayers. These prayers to our God have sustained us and has brought Carter through this very scary time. We know it's not over but prayerfully the worse is over. We prayer you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This has definitely been our best Thanksgiving! We give God all the glory for what He has done for us. Thank you again and I love you.

Nov. 26, 2016
Dear Ones, I want to wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! We are praising the Lord again this morning as Carter came through her treatment like a little trooper! She slept through the entire thing with nothing abnormal happening. There was a long delay because she just refused to take some of the oral meds before they could start the chemo drip. One of her little friends came to visit and she was bribed - take your medicine and then you can play with Sophie! It worked! So her treatment didn't start until around 9:30 pm when it was supposed to start at 4pm. Praise God for you all and your faithfulness to pray for Carter. God hears the prayers from His children and He is honoring them! Oh, I forgot to thank you for all of the birthday wishes. I feel so blessed and am singing praises for our Lord Jesus this morning. Love you.

 Nov. 25, 2015
Dear Ones, I hope you don't tire of me reporting on Carter. I have some good news. Her chest xray came back clear! Praise the Lord! We also learned this disease attacks the kidneys first and she has lesions on her kidneys from about two weeks ago which usually spread. But there are no new ones. That's another praise the Lord! Her doctor is the top in his field and is consulting with other doctors who treat this disease but most of their patients are adults. That's why this is so rare in a five year old. I come with another prayer request. She has started her chemo treatment now and it will last for five hours. They will monitor her during this time and we ask for prayer that her little body will respond properly with no complications or side effects. Her doctor has ordered four treatments just in case but is hoping he'll only have to administer two. You don't know how very much we appreciate your prayers. We feel the peace of Jesus surrounding us. Our daughter and son in law really need your prayers. They have tried so hard to stay strong for Carter but it's so hard. Again, I love you!

 Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Dear Ones, here I am again requesting prayer as Carter has her first treatment this morning. I so appreciate your prayers, concern and advice. I wanted to correct myself as I misspoke. Carter's doctor has treated this illness a number of times but never in one so young that why it's so scary. This is a very rare auto-immune disease that causes inflammation to blood vessels and attacks your body's organs. He says it was caught very early and this should help with the treatment. Thank you again for your support and prayers. There is nothing to difficult for our God and we're still holding fast to Him. Love you.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Dear Ones, we've just gotten the results from all of the tests on little Carter. She has a very rare auto immune disease and that has what has been happening starting with the rash, which was her body's way of trying to fight it off almost a month ago. Her doctor is amazed that the numbers in her blood work have almost gotten down to normal. It has attacked her kidneys and attacks other organs of her body rapidly. The next thing is a lung xray and prayerfully there will be no damage. Don't know if it's curable but it can be treated with a drug like chemo and we don't know how long she'll need treatment. It's not cancerous, but the treatment needs to happen immediately. Again, this is not what we wanted to hear. We feel the doctor she has is the best. He is the head of the kidney department. He said he has treated this once before in an older child but it wasn't this severe. Again, we covet your prayers for Carter, her parents and of course George and I. We know definitely Jesus is in control of all things and He is greater than this.
It's just so hard to believe this has happened to a completely healthy little girl. Please, please pray.
Love you


Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
Little Carter has had her procedure and is back in her room. The doctor said it went well and she was a trooper. They only biopsied one kidney but whatever is going on has affected both so they just needed to do the one. She's awake and waiting to eat some pancakes. Now we're praying for good results. Don't don't exactly when we'll hear, maybe tomorrow. Thank you again for all of your prayers and concern. Today is my birthday and my only wish is that my little Carter will be okay. Love to you all. Here's a little snap of Carter about to eat her pancakes. She's so precious to us all.


 Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
Dear Ones, I'd like to give you an update on Carter. She continues to get a little better. Through the blood work this morning it shows she's better. She is still so so tired and cranky. The needle biopsy is still scheduled for 10ish in the morning and should take less than an hour. Everyone is worn out but we are so thankful to our Savior for what He is doing. Thank you for your prayers and we can feel the Lord's presence around us. Sending my love.

Nov. 22, 2015
I wanted to give you an update on our little Carter. As of this morning the doctor is going to wait on doing the needle biopsy of her kidneys and wait until Monday because she has improved some during the night. He also said as of now he will not do the catheter in her little neck for the dialysis. She has not been able to urinate and they thought her kidneys were shutting down but since she has been going a lot! 15 oz. and then 8 oz. Thank you, Jesus! Praise God! We know she is not out of the woods yet but God is moving in a mighty way and we thank you all for your prayers and would ask you to continue. Love you all.

Nov. 21, 2015
It's after 11pm here but I wanted to give you an update on Carter. She has been admitted into the hospital. They ran an ultrasound on her kidneys and something is wrong! She is getting some really strong steroids right now and through the night but in the morning they will do a needle biopsy on her kidneys. She will have to be sedated and also a catheter will be inserted into her little necek and she will have dialysis! We can not believe all of this is happening! The doctors don't know much else to tell them. They did tell my daughter and son-in-law many things that this could be and I'm not even going to tell you. One positive thing though is the doctor said this could clear up on it's own. They just don't know. My poor daughter is just a mess, dear ones. We've all a mess! Please continue to pray that God will heal our little girl and that His loving arms will be around our family as we go through this. He is great and He loves us and He is our healer. We're claiming that. Thank you for your prayers.

Nov. 20, 2015
Dear Ones, I need you right this moment! My little granddaughter Carter who is only five years old is in the emergency room. She has been sick for over three weeks. She broke out with hives all over her little body and the doctor tested her for strep and the results came back positive. Doctor said some kids have strep but not the regular symptoms. She didn't have a sore throat or anything. So after 3 different antibiotics, she just continued to get sicker. Weak, sick at her tummy, throwing up, and so tired she could hardly hold her little head up. She went in for blood work this morning and the doctor called by daughter back and said she had mono. In about an hour she called her back with more test results and said her kidneys were failing and to get her to the hospital. My daughter called me and needed me immediately to come and stay with Camp while she took Carter to the hospital. Our son in law met them and they been there now about two hours. We're waiting to hear from them now.

Please please pray for God's mighty hand to heal our little precious. I know so many of you love the Lord and are mighty prayer warriors. Thank you for your prayers and I'm claiming in Jesus' name that the medical staff will know how to treat her and get her on the road to recovery.

Love you all more than you will ever know.

Shelia ;)

208 comments:

  1. I am praying and sending all of the very best thoughts and hopes that all will be well. Hugs and love to you and all your family. xx

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  2. Shelia, I will say a prayer. It is so scary when kids are sick. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way.
    Shelley

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  3. Shelia, our grands are so precious to us and I know this is scary. I am holding Carter up in prayer and your whole family. Hugs to you my sweet friend.

    Linda

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  4. Praying now for healing and wisdom for the hospital staff.
    Hugs.

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  5. Sending up prayers....so hard to see little ones so sick.
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

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  6. Oh, Sheila ... I am calling your granddaughter's name in prayer right now and will continue lifting her up to the Lord.

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  7. You and your love ones are in my thought

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  8. Bless her little heart - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  9. thank you for letting us pray. lifting up your precious little gal to the Lord. He's willing and able. xoxo

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  10. Prayers are being sent from North Dakota for the little one. Prayers for all of your family.

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  11. Sending prayers and lots of love. Keep us posted. xo

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  12. Praying for little Carter and all her family. So sorry she is having a hard time.

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  13. Praying for little Carter and all her family. So sorry she is having a hard time.

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  14. Sheila, I am so sorry about your precious granddaughter. Sending prayers for a fast recovery.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  15. Sheila mis oraciones con ustedes. Todo lo puedo en cristo que me fortalece

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  16. Sheila mis oraciones con ustedes. Todo lo puedo en cristo que me fortalece

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  17. Praying for your Granddaughter, Carter and for all your family. Please keep us up to date. Hugs, Kathleen in Az

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  18. Most definitely! My thoughts are with you. Cynthia - Parker, CO

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  19. I am sending prayers & hoping for the best for this sweet child.

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  20. Prayers for little Carter!!...for the medical team, and for all of you at this time.
    Vicki, Bowling Green, KY

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  21. Prayers have been sent up for your precious granddaughter.

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  22. Oh my dear Shelia, I just got your post and I am praying hard for Carter!! So sorry to read this. God be with you all and heal little Carter. Love to you all. Sending Big Texas hugs.

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  23. I am praying for your precious Granddaughter. Please keep us updated. Karie

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  24. Prayers for you all. Praying this is something easily treated.

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  25. Shelia, I'm continuing to pray for little Carter and the whole family! I've shared this with the Prayer Team at my church...so there are many others praying too.

    ~Blessings,
    Jan ♥

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  26. Shelia, I just saw this and immediately asked God to be with precious Carter, those who love her and those who treat her!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  27. Oh- Shelia. My eyes are filled with tears and I type this. Two years ago this date we almost lost our little CJK. A blogger saved his life because she recognized the symptoms of what he had. I am PRAYING that God reaches down and heals this child and gives the family some peace and rest. I am so so so sorry you have to go through this.

    I would really like to do a prayer request for her on my blog tomorrow if that is okay with you. I am headed out of the house early today but I will be back tonight. PLEASE keep us posted. xo Diana

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  28. Also getting some others too as well / other grandmas :)

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  29. Oh no my heart aches for all of you. God bless her and guide her through this safely. I'll hold her in my thoughts. Keep us informed. Prayers for all of you.

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  30. Prayers for Carter and your family, Shelia. Sending you a hug.

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  31. Oh, God bless your little one! Thank you for letting us know so we can pray for Carter and for your family. Take care, my friend! I will be praying for you all.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Sandi

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  32. I will continue with my prayers! I can only imagine what you are all going through at this time. Wishing for a miracle and the healing of Gods powers.

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  33. Oh Shelia, I am praying for your precious granddaughter...I'm so sad to hear this, dear one. Your whole family is in my prayers. xo ♥

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  34. I am glad that things are on the move, I hope that all will be well. Still sending all good thoughts etc. xx

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  35. Dear Shelia, I am praying much for your sweet little Carter. I'm asking God to give the medical staff wisdom and that He will touch her and bring healing to her little body. You and Mr. Sweet and your daughter and family are all in my prayers. Thank you for letting us know so we can pray.
    ~Adrienne~

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  36. I will keep your precious Carter in my prayers xo

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  37. Healing prayers are being sent her way!

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  38. Praying for sweet Carter and for you all! I pray that her condition will continue to improve rapidly! Please keep us posted! ~Rhonda

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  39. Following you also on fb, but just wanted to say here that we will continue to pray. xo

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  40. Sending lots of prayers for a speedy recovery for little Carter.

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  41. I continue reading the updates on precious little Carter .. please know I am sending positive energy and healing prayer .. to all of you!

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  42. Praying for the doctors to have wisdom to treat Carter, peace and comfort for the whole family!

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  43. Anything you need! I can't send you an email because I am locked out of my Apple ID (don't ask). You know we are all lifting you and yours up with our thoughts and prayers. I hope she continues to improve. I will check back for updates.

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  44. I'm sending prayers your way

    Kathy

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  45. I'm sending prayers your way

    Kathy

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  46. I am so sorry to see this and very glad to see the updates included. Prayers are still coming your way for sweet Carter, but I'm glad they are showing some improvement. Your heart must be in your throat. Just wrap yourself in the energy of your friends to help keep you going. Sending hugs with the prayers.

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  47. Shelia - Sending prayers for your precious Carter.
    Big hugs
    Jeannette

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  48. Praying for your dear Carter and for all of you Shelia. xx Pam

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  49. Will keep prayer for your precious little Carter.
    Hugs,
    Arlette

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  50. Oh, wow, how did I miss this?? I am praying that He will keep her under his wing with feathers caressing and curing her of this ailment......precious child must be so scared........good thing you are there to help out...

    Love to all......xoxoxo

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  51. Oh my, praying for sweet little Carter! Praying for you all.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  52. Sheila, I will be praying for little Carter and all your Family! Glad that she is showing signs of improvement!

    Debbi Saunders

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  53. Oh my word - oh honey, yes, praying right now, had no idea, been awol.....

    I sent your post to my circle of prayer warriors, too.

    Know God knows all...............and nothing happens he doesn't allow for reasons we cannot possibly understand.

    I am praying foryour peace of mind through all this fright. Love you, lady.

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  54. Oh my goodness....just read your post Shelia...I am so, so sorry. Words simply cannot express the fear and dispair you must all be feeling....I will offer up a prayer for your darling little granddaughter and her parents....may God hold you all in the palm of his hand during this time. Big, big hugs!

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  55. Its late Saturday afternoon and I just read this....please keep us updated......hoping for good news real soon!!!

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  56. Its late Saturday afternoon and I just read this....please keep us updated......hoping for good news real soon!!!

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  57. Lots of folks are praying for all of you. Hugs...

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  58. Shelia, Yes, I am praying for Carter and all of you. May God use his power to heal her. xoxo,Susie

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  59. Praying for Carter, her family and her doctors!

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  60. Shelia, I am praying for your precious little Carter. Our Lord can heal her little body. She is precious to Him too.

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  61. I didn't get a reply for you but I am planning on doing a prayer post for Carter on my blog tomorrow. I hope that is all right and I know you will welcome all the prayers you can get. God bless and keep that baby girl! xo Diana

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  62. Praying hard for you, Shelia, and your whole family -- especially little Carter. She is so precious, and I know you're worried sick. I've just stopped by and I had no idea this was going on. I'm so sorry! I did see your update, though, and it sounds like maybe she's doing better? Oh I really hope so. God Bless and be with you all.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  63. Oh dear Shelia, I am so sorry that little Carter is so ill. Of course I will add her to my prayer list. I am so sorry
    that all this happened. Children can snap out of an illness so quickly. Sounds like she may be getting better.
    Many hugs,
    Mary

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  64. Thoughts and prayers on the way from Wisconsin. May the night be peaceful for all of you.

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  65. Sending up prayers to the Great Physician!

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  66. Todo va a salir bien. CARTER es una niña .muy valiente. Bendiciones. Estàn en mis oraciones

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  67. Prayers from across the pond to you in USA for dear Carter and the family. God bless her.xx Jackie in UK.

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  68. Continuing to pray for sweet Carter...and sending love xo

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  69. Sending little Carter prayers this morning....God bless her baby heart.

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  70. Carolann from Canada. Your little darling of a grandchild Carter Shelia I prayed immediately after I read your blog here.

    Shelia we have the best physician ever the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Keep your faith up. We here are 100% in agreeing prayer. The Lord says in his word. Where two or three are to-gether in his name. He is the mist of thee. Well we have an army now. Praise his name. Keeping your daughter and son-law in prayer .

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  71. Oh Sheila hugs to you and prayers for your sweet grand. I am praying they will find out what is going on and be able to start her with treatment soon. Hugs and prayers.
    Kris

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  72. Coming over from NanaDiana to say prayers are offered for your precious granddaughter Carter and for all your family. Praying healing for Carter and wisdom for doctors to treat this darling girl.

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  73. Holding you all in my heart...
    Brenda

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  74. I just saw this on Diana's blog and am continuing to pray for Carter. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

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  75. Sheila - Praying for precious little Carter, family and all of the doctors and nurses tending to her.

    Blessings to you all.

    Judy

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  76. Sheila, just came from Diana's and praying for Carter. One of my grand daughters was in and out of the hospital as a toddler and I know how hard it can be. May she get better quickly.
    With prayers and hugs,
    Noreen

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  77. Shelia, just seeing this. Oh......you have my prayers!!

    Barb

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  78. Thanks for the up-date Shelia. Saying an extra prayer tonight so that tomorrow morning goes well.
    Take care
    Jeannette (( ))

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  79. Sending prayers for your little one's speedy recovery.

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  80. Sending prayers for your little one's speedy recovery.

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  81. Just read this.
    Praying.
    God is our rock.
    d

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  82. Dear Shelia, Wishing Carter the best on the biopsy tomorrow. Continued prayers for her and the doctors to use their knowledge to the best. God Bless you all. Prayers and love come your way! xo

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  83. Praying for sweet Carter and her family. We will be praying for her at St. Paul's Episcopal School in morning chapel. xoxoxo

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  84. Oh Sheila, prayers and positive thoughts for that sweet little Carter, you & all the family, and the medical team.

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  85. Prayers continue. Thanks for the update and the bit of good news.

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  86. Praying for a complete recovery with no after effects.

    Diana

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  87. Para la persona de fe, todo sucede porque lo quiere o lo permite Dios. Y él es experto en sacar bien del mal. Imagínate el río de bendiciones que bajó del Calvario donde murió Jesús en la cruz. También él tiene proyectos de salvación para cada una de tus contradicciones aceptadas en paz.

    “Señor, concédeme fortaleza para solucionar lo que tiene solución; pero, valor para aceptar lo que ya no tiene solución; y sabiduría para reconocer la diferencia”. Carter estará bien.. Bendiciones

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  88. Oh no! I am so sorry. I will pray for your family and little Carter. Please feel my virtual hug! Sheila

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  89. Dearest Shelia, I have not been on my computer for a few days because we were traveling to Florida and football games. I spoke to Beverly last night and found out about your darling Carter. We are praying diligently since last night and your latest update does give a ray of hope for Carter's recovery. I can only imagine what a terrible time this has been for all of you. We are brokenhearted for your pain and suffering and especially for little Carter because I am sure she doesn't know why she is so sick. I think cranky is a good sign though.

    We send you our love, concern and BIG hugs.
    Much love,
    Jeanne and Bill

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  90. Praising the Lord for any improvement, but praying she will be healed 100% by Thanksgiving! Those grandbabies are just so precious to us. Prayers for Momma and Daddy and you and your hubby, too.

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  91. Sending hugs your way and special prayers to your grandaughter that she may heal soon and be back home with her beloved family. best wishes, Silvana

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  92. Still praying for little Carter and when she is on the mend, you can celebrate big for your birthday. :-)

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  93. La oración es sanadora...y en grupo mucho más, lo veo en la carita feliz de Carter... Es una guerrera...vas a salir adelante. Besos Carter. Sheila abrazos y bendiciones en tu cumpleaños.

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  94. Happy birthday to you, and I give you my next 20 birthday wishes to add to yours.

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  95. What a precious picture of Carter! That smile...Praying for good results.
    Happy Birthday Shelia! Hope you can have a big celebration soon once Carter is home again :-)
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  96. Prayers your way dear..... I will remember to pray for Carter nightly, hugs to you...

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  97. Such a little cutie!!! Still keeping her in my prayers....xo

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  98. Glad she is feeling well enough to want to eat! Praying her tests show healing!

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  99. So precious! Praying for sweet Carter!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  100. She's a little trooper! So sweet..I'm so glad she's up to eating pancakes!
    Happy Birthday, dear Shelia. We're praying for your family. xo ♥

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  101. Back for an update... continuing to pray, my friend! ~Rhonda

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  102. I am keeping her in my prayers too sweet friend. I know how worrisome this can be. Sweet hugs to you! And I see some birthday wishes. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday dear one. Hugs, Diane

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  103. Praying for that precious little girl, praying very hard.

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  104. Wonderful to see a little smiling face. Praise the Lord for this and for touching this baby completely.

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  105. Hope you will hear the results of the biopsy, soon...and wishing you a happy birthday, Shelia!

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  106. Oh sweet Sheila....happy happy birthday to you and may your birthday wish be granted and that sweet little Carter be well and strong and 100percent healthy again.....and soon! Just look how many people have prayed for her and came to sign this !! Please keep us posted when you can. What a cute little girl and I do so love her name!

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  107. Keeping you and Carter in my thoughts. Take care, Liz

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  108. Love her smile for grandma / we'll all keep praying...what a sweet little beauty she is even after all she's been through!

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  109. Love her smile for grandma / we'll all keep praying...what a sweet little beauty she is even after all she's been through!

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  110. Keeping Carter and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. What a sweet smile she has--what a trooper she is!!

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  111. Shelia, this may not have been the diagnosis you wanted to hear, but at least now you know what her illness is. Having a great doctor is half the battle. My prayers that Carter's treatment will help her recover back to a normal, lively little girl. Prayers to her parents and grandparents, too.

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  112. Praying for Carter and your family. Praying for a complete recovery. So sorry your family is going through this but I know God has blessings in store for you all. :-)

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  113. Oh dear Shelia, I'm so sorry about this. Grayden and I have you and your family in our prayers. We pray for healing of your sweet little Carter. xoxo ♥

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  114. Praying for your sweet Carter and that she will be healed. What a great smile! And happy birthday to you Sheila. Xxoo

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  115. I know, at a time when families are getting ready to gather for the Thanksgiving meal day after tomorrow, your family's day will be very different. I'm so sorry all of you are going through this. A little girl shouldn't have to be in the hospital with all this going on. Hopefully she will be running and playing soon.
    Brenda

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  116. Keeping you all in my thought and prayers. Hope Carter continues to get better,Such a cute little girl!

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  117. Praying for your little sweetie and your whole family. May God bless your family and that sweet little girl!

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  118. Belated birthday wishes, and I am so pleased to see Carter looking like she feels better! Continued prayers and best wishes for everyone.

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  119. Bless her sweet little heart. My prayers are being sent that Carter will recover very quickly and that all will be well soon. Sounds like you have an excellent doctor. So glad they know whats wrong and that it can be treated.
    God bless you all.
    Mary

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  120. Oh my goodness ... life can certainly take some odd turns, but we know that God is already in all of the tomorrows. Prayers continue for precious little Carter, and all those who love her. Prayers for the doctors, as well.

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  121. I am praying, dear Shelia. This is such a shock; so unexpected. I'm thankful for Carter's doctor. Please know that so many of us are lifting each of you up in prayer.

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  122. Dear Shelia, praying for your sweet granddaughter and for your family. I was just thinking how good it is that you moved up there and now you are so close to your kids during this hard time. We know what it is to go through a scare like this. It happened to us with our youngest son. Please, keep us updated. Lots of hugs and kisses for you. Maria

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  123. You must be happy to be able to be there with your daughter SIL supporting each other during this difficult time. How quickly life can change. Praying that the first treatment goes well.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  124. Sheila, I am a long time reader, usually silent. I, too, moved to be near my grandchildren and have enjoyed watching you settle in to your new home. I know your grandmother's heart is hurting for your sweet Carter. There is nothing we would not do for them. I join with the others in prayer for you and your family on this Thanksgiving.

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  125. Hello dear one. I'm writing to you from reading Cat Tales. My heart and prayers go out to you and your dear little Carter. I'm a grandma too so I know how previous theses little ones are. The Lord is good and I know he hears our prayers. My best to you during this difficult time. Pat xx

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  126. Prayers for your sweet Carter and your family. We also had a life threatening accident when our baby boy was just five (18 years ago). It is amazing what prayers do and the energy of a five year old can accomplish! They are tenacious and God has his hands upon her and will see your entire family through this.

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  127. Hopping over from Mildred's blog...keeping Carter in prayer. Blessings

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  128. Continuing to pray for your sweet Carter.

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  129. Sweet little Carter has our prayers, as does her whole family, Sheila. God bless you all!

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  130. Continuing with prayers for the precious Carter and your family!

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  131. Stopping in to see how sweet little Carter is doing today

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  132. Carter está en mis oraciones, todo saldrá bien.

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  133. Shelia, I am praying for Carter , her parents and you...all of you that love Carter. Stay strong. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  134. Great news that it is contained to one area and hasn't spread. Prayers to all!

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  135. Shelia, I'm happy to hear your good news about the chest x-ray. Thank you for the update. Praying for sweet little Carter, her mommy and daddy, and you and your hubby! Sending hugs to you, sweetie. xo ♥

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  136. Thank you for this update. We are praying that Carter can tolerate the chemo with no side effects. We are lifting each of you up to the Lord in prayer. With love.

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  137. Hi Sheila, I will continue to pray for your sweet little Carter, the family and her medical team. So happy to hear there has been some bright spots in her care and I am full of hope things continue to get better. Jane

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  138. A Thanksgiving prayer for the little cutie pie Carter and supportive hugs to all. Kathleen in Az

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  139. I came over from Mildred's blog. Such a sweet Grand you have, I will pray for healing for her and comfort for everyone in the family. :)

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  140. I came over from Mildred's blog. Such a sweet Grand you have, I will pray for healing for her and comfort for everyone in the family. :)

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  141. (((((Sheila, Carter and all the family))))) Praying for your little one. I hope the chemo will give the results the doctors want. I pray she has very little side effects from the chemo. I know it is scary (I've given so much chemo in my years as a peds nurse). I've given chemo to a few kids with auto-immune disorders.

    I hope she will be much better soon and home soon.

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  142. Oh dear sweet Sheila praying here in NYC. I just love to read your blog and hear all about your sweet family. May God hear every one of your prayers and all of ours. Carter (and Camp) are so sweet and little angels! Peace and thanks for prayers answered already. May you and all the family have a Happy Thanksgiving. Even if in the hospital those precious doctors and nurses love to see smiling faces and need love too on this holiday and you will make them so happy! :) Peace, comfort and prayers on the way to all!!

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  143. Thank you for the updates, I cling to every word, and continue to pray for a healing.....it will come.....He is faithful........keep being your cheerful self !! Love to all.......xoxoxo

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  144. I am glad that you keep updating us ; stay strong in the Lord, all of you and your cyber family will keep upholding you

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  145. Bless her heart! Sending prayers.

    Kathy

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  146. Good Morning Shelia, We have been praying and I am so thankful that Carter slept through the chemo drip. God answered our prayers with little Sophie's visit! Keeping you all close in our hearts and prayers. Love.

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  147. Oh Shelia,
    Prayers will certainly be lifted up for your darling granddaughter, Carter. Love and blessings are sent to all of you.

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  148. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers and close to my heart! Prayers work...and you are certainly covered in them!

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  149. So glad that things went well for the chemo drip. Praying for Carter and praying her family can get some rest.

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  150. Oh my goodness, I am just seeing this,... am praying that today of all days you get a wonderful praise!!! BUt God tells us to thank HIm in all things.... as I know you know, He is in control and nothing takes him by surprise...praying for dear Carter!!!

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  151. Just saw this also,,,praying for all of you and a complete and speedy recovery for Carter! God will answer our prayers...

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  152. I'm so happy to get this wonderful update, dear Shelia. What a wonderful Thanksgiving blessing for Carter and your family! We continue to pray for Carter and your family! xo ♥

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  153. Heart felt prayers for Carter. Blessings to your family.

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  154. YAY, such great news, I've been following along with each new update, Praise the Lord, and pass the Turkey!!!

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  155. Such great news that Carter is now home enjoying her family! Kids do so much better in these situations than adults...she will do great, Shelia.
    Have a great week.

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  156. I am so thankful, Shelia, that Carter is doing so much better. I will continue to keep Carter and all of her family in my prayers.

    Warm hugs to all of you,
    Carol

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  157. I'm so glad she is better and got to come home. happy Thanksgiving to your family.

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  158. Praying for little Carter and her family. Take care.

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  159. I'm so glad to hear you have Carter home with you for your Thanksgiving celebration. How wonderful, what a faithful God we serve.
    blessings,

    Diana

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  160. Sheila...hola. Me alegra mucho saber que el mejor regalo de agradecimiento a Dios es que hayan tenido a Carter en casa nuevamente...y que su salud vaya mejorando. De verdad que han tenido un Feliz día de Acción de Gracias...Nada más bonito que dar las Gracias a nuestro Dios por celebrarlo. Saludos

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  161. Thank the Lord for answered prayers. I am so happy to read that Carter was able to come home. We continue to pray. xo

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  162. Shelia, I'm so glad to hear she's getting a little better by the day. So many prayers for Carter and your family!

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  163. Sheila, I will pray for strength and health for your family. Have that much needed blog break and thank you for the updates. Bless your family, Kathleen in Az

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  164. I just kept and will keep on remembering the Bible verse where Jesus reminds that if we were asked for a fish, we would not give a stone, so how much more would our Heavenly Father, etc. Thank you for updating us again :)

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  165. Oh dear Shelia, I'm so sorry this has been going on, I've been away from blogging for a couple of months due to my mother's illness.
    Praying for continued healing for precious little Carter, God will continue to bless your little angel. Will pray for her dear parents and for you and your entire family. Take care and sending blessings to you sweetie.
    Love and prayers,
    Nancy

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  166. Shelia, I am continuing to pray for all your family.... This effects the whole family...little Carter and all who love her. You are in my prayers. Blessings and hugs to all, xoxo,Susie

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  167. Bless her Lord, ...continuing to pray for your precious Carter! I will add the entire family to those prayers! Enjoy your break! Big hugs sent your way! ~Rhonda

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  168. Shelia,

    I didn't know any of this until I read Diana's post. I've been MIA. I simply love your family and Carter and Camp are so special to all of us. Sending prayers and much love. It sounds like Carter is doing much better at this point and I am so grateful. She's a special little girl.

    Love and warm hugs to all,

    Janie xx

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  169. Praise be to God - oh such a sweet girl and a loving sweet adorable smile.

    I wish you all well. Hugs and prayers and love to you, dear one. ♥♥

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  170. Prayers for your entire family and sweet granddaughter. I just read about this on Diana's blog. I didn't know she was sick. I'm glad things seem to be improving.

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  171. You've got me crying, Sheila but they are happy tears. And what a powerful statement about living Thanksgiving every day : ) So wonderful she can be home now!

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  172. Shelia, God is good and He loves the little children. Sending up prayers. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

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  173. So So happy Little Carter is home and doing well!! God is good and the power of prayer is strong!! xo

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  174. So glad to hear she is out of the hospital and feeling better!!!! Thanksgiving blessing right there!! Take time you need to rest and take a break my sweet friend!!

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  175. So glad she is home and looking and feeling good. God is so good. I'm sure the whole family is totally exhausted. Get some rest.

    Judy

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  176. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers. Such a blessing to see you all enjoying a meal together. Prayers continue with lots of love.

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  177. What a happy time and a beautiful photo. God bless you all my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  178. So happy to hear the good news and to see this beautiful picture. Will be keeping you all in my prayers.

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  179. Wonderful to see her home and surrounded by her loving family. I trust she will continue to get better.
    Sending more prayers and big hugs
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  180. So happy that little Carter is home and enjoying her Thanksgiving dinner. I am praying that she will have a complete recovery. Prayers are being sent everyday.
    Hugs to all.
    Mary

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  181. I was just thinking about you and praying that your little Carter is doing well. My heart holds a special place for grandchildren...and I know yours does too. Blessings- xo Diana

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  182. I cannot imagine the ordeal you have all been through...such a precious little child Carter is. She is well loved and cared for.....we shall continue to offer up a prayer for being restored to good health...big hugs Shelia!

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  183. Shelia, I ran across your blog via The frugal bungalow. However I am a grandmother (DeeDee to the kiddos). I am so grateful for your joy in Carters return to a healthy status and is back home. I'm a strong Christain and I will add your sweet Carter to my prayer list. Prayers for continued health and lovely blessings for you and your family

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  184. Reflexión: La vendedora de flores

    Cuando tu vida se encrespa con alguna tormenta, no pierdas el ánimo, porque hay dentro de ti fuerzas insospechadas. No olvides que nada puede acontecer antes que se ponga el sol que no parezca insignificante en el río de los siglos. Mantente sereno e imperturbable diciéndote una y otra vez: “También esto pasará”. Aquí tienes un testimonio que lo confirma.

    Ese día la vendedora de flores sonreía más que lo habitual; su arrugado rostro resplandecía de gozo. Por un impulso le compré una de sus rosas. — Se ve usted muy feliz está mañana, le dije. — ¡Claro!, exclamó. Sobran los motivos. Aquella mujer vestía tan pobremente y se veía tan frágil, que su actitud me intrigó. — Sobrelleva sus problemas admirablemente, la elogié. Ella me explicó entonces: — Cuando crucificaron a Cristo, el Viernes Santo, fue el día más triste de la historia. Pero tres días después, él resucitó. Por eso he aprendido a esperar tres días siempre que algo me aflige. Es asombroso: las cosas siempre se arreglan de una u otra manera en ese tiempo. Seguía sonriendo al despedirse de mí. Sus palabras me vienen a la mente siempre que estoy en dificultades.

    Repite las tres sabias palabras que nos han transmitido los antiguos, hasta que se conviertan en un hábito tan fuerte que al punto aparezcan en tu mente cuando el buen humor esté por apartarse de ti. Ellas mantendrán tu vida en equilibrio y triunfarás en medio de las adversidades: “También esto pasará” (Og Mandino). Haz la prueba. Bendiciones Sheila y Familia...Carter seguirá sonriendo y ustedes junta a ella.

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    1. This was so beautiful, Shirley! I do agree, this too shall pass and we'll look back and see how God has worked this out.
      Hugs to you,
      Shelia ;)

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