Thursday, September 4, 2008

Please say a prayer for Sandy!!

Sandy and Steve have been our close friends for over 10 years now.  Our daughters, Jamie and Summer played softball together starting in 5th grade and they are in their 3rd year of college! They started with rec ball, then played on a travel team, finally progressing to a tournament team (plus high school).  We spent almost every weekend with them in the summer for years! We have gone to the Ohio state tournament and traveled all over the country for the Nationals tournaments.  And I can't forget winter softball in an indoor facility!!

A little over a month ago we went away for an overnighter with Sandy, Steve and Jamie.  Sandy was telling me she had a doctors appointment because she thought something was wrong with her gall bladder. Well, within 2 weeks from that she found out she had liver cancer that had spread from her colon.  At 49 years old, Sandy is in excellent health, eats a very healthy diet and excercises regulary. She had no symptoms!

Ironically, the day I found out and talked to Sandy about her cancer was also the same day as the release of my cancer set..Hope!! Just like the one stamp in the stamp says "Nothing is Impossible with God"!

Sandy faces a tough road ahead but I know that with the right treatments and with all the prayers from family and friends, and through the grace of God she will pull through this!

I am asking every person who reads this to say at least ONE PRAYER for Sandy..and if you can please include her daily in your prayers.

I know that God gave the idea to me to start Our Daily Bread designs, to help spread His word, and through this business I have gathered some of the best God-loving people in the world!! My husband, Rick, always says my customers are such wonderful and righteous people and are the "cream of the crop"!!

SandyKelley This is an older picture, taken on a caribberan cruise our families went on together over spring break, and it shows Sandy and I by a beautiful flower arrangement we had been admiring. We do look a little goofy in!!



Here is an other picture of Sandy with her husband of 26 years, Steve, during the same cruise.

They have 2 children, Scott, 23, and Jamie, 21 (and a chocolate lab named Charlie!!).

I really would appreciate as many prayers as possible for Sandy to help her through this difficult time in her life.  Thank you and God Bless You!!

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.  Mother Theresa


Linda C. said...

I am so sorry to see this about your special friend. I'll pray for Sandy as the Lord brings her to mind as well as Steve, kids & you.

Karen said...

Sandy is in my prayers every night. She is so sweet and a very loving person. May God bless her and may he carry her and her family through this time. See I work with Sandy and she is truely a "Special Angel".

sharon moehle said...

I am putting Sandy and her family in my prayers. What a scary thing to have to go through. I pray God is with her and helping her and her family through her pain and discomfort.
May God be with you as you pray for your friend and her family also.
Many Blessings

Mary C. Anderson said...

I am sosorry about your friend Sandy. Please know that someone livning in NH is sending many prayers and positive thoughts her way.

Billie (myboys) said...

Hearts full of prayers to Sandy. I will glady send her a card.

Karen B said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's diagnosis and I will keep Sandy and her family in my prayer's daily. The Lord never gives us more than we can handle and prayer certainly brings about miracles. You asked about stamps; my favorite: "Sing to the Lord". Karen B.

D. Hall said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sandy's diagnosis. Our son is a cancer survivor, so
we know God hears and answers prayers. Know
that I'll keep her in my prayers. D. Hall

Diane Lapointe said...

Oh my,this is so sad,I will keep Sandy in my prayers each and everyday!!!

Sandra Smart said...

Oh, my heart goes out to this family. We also were just touched with this same thing, my MIL just found out she too has liver cancer. We are praying for complete healing, and I will pray the same thing for Sandy.
Thanks so much for sharing the info.