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2323 - al
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 09:50
i am encouraged to read your thoughts. God has taught us all by your courage.
2322 - carly Lewis
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 23:54
Lord, give sydney an appetite. we plead with you that she eat and the food stays in her little belly. in Jesus' name. amen.
2321 - Marcia Grogan
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 22:58
We learned about your beautiful daughter from our friends Mike and Susan Orlie in Arlington Texas. We have a 5 year old son named Matthew who was diagnosed with bone cancer in August of 2006 and have also been going thru chemo and surgery. I just wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your last entry touched my heart with your sadness of missing your other children and also the real fear that comes with having a child with cancer. It is something you wish you never have to have even enter your mind. Praying for quick and complete healing for Sydney, God's peace which passes all understanding, and HOPE!
Marcia and Mike Grogan
2320 - tia bates
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 18:06
Hello Mr. and Mrs.thweatt.I just heard about how sydney is improving.My family continues to pray for your family. We hope that you will continue to hope in the lord and that you will not be discouraged.
2319 - Dru Perry Moss
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 09:40
Lynette & James, I have wanted to talk to you so many times; to tell you how your journey with Sydney gives me strength in my journey with now 6 kids. My sister's kids have incurable disease, Neurofibromatosis (NF),
(Dara suffered from the disease). NF causes tumors to grow on nerve endings. Her son,(now mine), has a brain tumor that right now is inoperable,
two have learning disabilities etc. I'm not comparing our situations at all, I just wanted you to know that when I'm weak and human and don't want to get out of bed, I come to your website. Your path is what encourages me, Sydney encourages me, y'all got me through a brain surgery @ Children's last month. You also get me through bouts of unpredictable grief from having witness my sister die an ugly death. You've brought me closer to God and you've shown me to see the rays of light on gloomy days. Keep in mind you reach out to lives way beyond your imagination. Thank you for sharing your journey, thank you for teaching us, thank you for loaning Sydney to all of us who pray for her daily. God loves you and so do I!
2318 - Jan McIlhenny
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 01:16
Have been looking daily for an update and knew it would be coming soon. Thank you. While reading I understood every emotion...about Lynette missing the boys, fear of Sydney not eating, patience thinning and most of all the loss of a dear child. My prayer requests continue to grow but I am including peace of mind and solice for James, Lynette, Big Sydney, JL, Myna and the rest of the family. Keep a positive attitude (easy for me to say) but remember God loves us as we love our children. He has brought you this far and we praise Him. Thanks for helping me to know how to pray and God have blessings an all of you. I consider this a good report and just know the next will be even better. Our love to you all...
Jan and Don McIlhenny
2317 - becky ellerman
Monday, January 22, 2007 22:02
I was so encouraged to read your posting from today. I know the Holy Spirit lead me to look at your website and read of Sydney's progress this very evening.
I don't know if you know this, but I, too, lived in a hospital for nearly 18 months and saw life and death in rooms all around me. It was very difficult for me. I met families who lost their only child, from minutes after birth to years. It is so difficult, yet, I was grateful for each and every person He had in my path, and somehow, they have stayed with me in life's journey. It is a bond that never leaves.
I am also very aware of your decision to put in a feeding tube. We did that for Will, for the same reason, to get him out of the hospital and to gain some weight.
I will pray that God makes it clear to you the path you are to take - He has done SO MANY things for you, and He will give you the answer.
I am available to talk about it, if you want, Lynette. You may call me anytime. It served to bridge the gap of needing to provide nourishment to our son, and it did so. But, this is not an easy decision.
This email is a bit more practical than prayerful...but in closing, I am comforted by Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord; plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope."
Phil 4:19 "And my God shall supply ALL YOUR NEEDS according to His riches in glory in christ Jesus."
And lastly, I have been praying this for you since 1/1/2007: II Thess. 3:1-5,
especially verse 5..."And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ".
Lynette and James, I thank you for your authenticity of speaking of how you're doing. Friend, You are allowed to not always be strong. He is. You are allowed to cry for seeing life around you full of pain. He cries, too. You are allowed to be weary, tired, sad and hungry for going home and being with your boys. He knows this and until you return, He is keeping watch over your flock...by day and by night.
Lynette, while we lived in and out of the hospital, I am living proof that my family was covered by His care, through the Hands of His servants and by Himself.
He will restore you and your family, I attest to His faithfulness.
He loves YOU more than we can even comprehend.
And so, sister, do I.
2316 - karen koop
Monday, January 22, 2007 19:50
James and Lynette,
Thank you so much for your faithful updates. It is an honor and joy for us to be able to somehow share in your burdens through prayer. Thank you for your honesty. I know Christ better through your family's journey with Him on this hard path. His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. We love you and will continue to pray without ceasing. Love, karen
2315 - Wendy Doran
Monday, January 22, 2007 15:30
Oops! Sara was diagnosed April 1, 2006! God Brought her through. One thing a friend recommended was to praise the Lord and read the last seven Psalms outloud morning and night. They strengthened and comforted her.
2314 - Nell Bush
Monday, January 22, 2007 14:05
It probably is a good sign that Sydney is showing some defiance, etc. This is what healthy, normal 7-year-olds do! We'll keep praying that she'll have a desire to eat.
Your struggle right now makes so much sense after such a "mountaintop" experience (Sydney's successful transplant). I think it's much harder to be in the valley or the flat meadow after the mountaintop. You're exhausted, plus I think it's when the enemy loves to attack us with discouragement, resentment, etc. We'll be praying that you'll have protection from these attacks in the powerful name of Jesus. Hang in there - we're cheering you on!
Love, The Bush Family
2313 - Wendy Doran
Monday, January 22, 2007 13:30
I am a Cambridge parent, Hayley's a 7th grader, receiving your updates through Wendy, and today I am praying for you to be very close to being outpatients. My sister, Sara Foxworth, is having a successful recovery from AML. She was diagnosed April 1, 2007 and is in remission. I know a little of what you're experiencing and it's a scary time. I'm thinking of your energy and how fatigued you must be. Remember in the "African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn when they were so exhausted and defeated and stuck in the muddy swamp on the Yolanga River? They were just a few yards from the Lake and didn't know it. It rained and sent them floating into the Lake free from the mud and hopelessness. I know you have the Lord and Hope in Him today and I pray you over the muddyswamp and into the Lake where you're free and can sail! Much love, Wendy Doran
2312 - Libby Miller
Monday, January 22, 2007 12:07
May the Lord continue to be your strength and portion---may you feel His comfort and Hand upon your family and be encouraged. I pray many will "see" his hand and be eternally changed because of your enduring faith and reliance on him. I pray, too, that you will have some unexpected moments of joy and laughter---this journey has been tough and wearing---some moments of laughter might lighten the load...laughter can be such good medicine-a salve for a weary heart.
Praise the Lord for no need for oxygen, Praise the Lord for EVER INCREASING white blood cells, Praise the Lord Sydney is pinching the Nurse--that spunk is a sign of LIFE! PRAISE THE LORD THAT SHE IS SO DEEPLY LOVED BY SO MANY and she is a CHILD OF THE KING! Do not let your heart be troubled, be encouraged!! He is good and his faithfulness endures forever!
2311 - FAYE FULLER
Monday, January 22, 2007 11:52
HELLO JAMES &LYNETTE I'M SO SORRY THAT I HAVE'NT WROTE THIS WEEK I'M BEEN SO BUSY AND COULD NOT GET TO MY COMPUTER. BUT ANYWAY JUST CHECKIN ON SYDNEY TO SEE HOW SEE FEELS. TELL SYDNEY THAT BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO STRENGTH IS IN HIM . AND TELL HER THAT BY EATING HER STRENGTH WILL GO TO STRENGTH , AND SHE COULD ENCOURARE HER SELF TO GET BETTER. JUST PUT HER STRENGTH TOTALLY TO THE LORD .AND SAY WITHIN HERSELF THAT I WILL NOT THROW UP. LET HER KNOW THAT LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS MEET TO TOGETHER;RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE KISS EACH OTHER, THE LORD WILL INDEED GIVE WHAT IS HE WILLPREPARE THE WAY FOR HER FOOTSTEPS. SO SYDNEY STAND UP AND TAKE WHAT THE LORD HAS PREPARED FOR YOU . BECAUSE HE SEE THAT STRONG CHRISTIAN THAT YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HAS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU .I KNOW THAT THIS TASK IS VERY DIFFICULT TO HANDLE . LET THE LORD GUIDE YOUR LIFE AND LIFT UP YOUR SPIRIT. AND GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE SO WE COULD SEE YOUR SMILING FACE HER AT PROVIDENCE . BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF US MISSES YOU AND WE ALL LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.PS LET'S MAKE MOM &DAD &THE BOY'S VERY HAPPY. SHO THEM THAT YOU COULD EAT. DON'T THINK ABOUT THROWING UP, SHOW HOW DEVOTED YOU ARE. AND I BELIEVEYOU COULD GET THRU. YOU KNOW PRAYER CAN CHANGE THINGS JUST BELIEVE. LOVE FAYE FULLER.
2310 - Shelia Kennedy
Monday, January 22, 2007 11:25
I will pray for Sydney and look forward to hearing of her good news. God bless Sydney and family.
2309 - Chuck McClenny
Monday, January 22, 2007 10:41
Sydney and Family
Its rare that I get to read websites on my transplant patients. I know the last few weeks have been tiring for everybody. Medically, it sounds like things are looking up. I hope the appetite gets better soon. Getting Sydney out to the apartment sounds like a great change of pace. Hang in there. My thoughts are with all of you.
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