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Ann Voskamp, Ellie, Family


Thank you so much for you prayers yesterday…I am so relieved that it was something her doctor could identify and know how to treat (actually, no treatment, which is even better than medicine :)). We will go back in a few weeks to make sure it has gone down a little but she said that it was something that could take months. Who knew that lymph nodes felt like bone when they got swollen up? Not me. Ellie had five of them in a row where there was obviously a reaction to something. We think it is the kitty cat that has been coming around our house. The girls named her “Midnight Purr” and they feed her milk out of a bottle…hilarious. It’s somebody’s cat because it’s gorgeous and well groomed, but we haven’t figured out who she belongs to. Sweet Ellie-she was trying so hard to hold it together and then she just broke down and the doctor’s office. They did a little finger prick and tested her blood and everything looked perfect, so I went to bed a very grateful woman last night.

I had actually written something about a special moment between me and Ellie for (in)courage, and it was scheduled for today, so it’s up right here if you want to come over and read.

If you haven’t become a part of the (in)courage community, I really urge you to. Stop by with your morning coffee and meet all of the writers over there. I promise you will be blessed beyond measure. It is one of my favorite things I have ever been involved in and I can’t tell you how much I love the hearts of the women behind it. As I have mentioned, we moved our book club over there and have been reading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, which, if I might add….



I’m so, so proud of her :)

Tomorrow is Todd’s birthday, so I need to run and do some scheming…

Love to all,

Ellie, Family

Quick Update: All is Well

Angie asked me to post a quick update since she will be out for a few hours.

Thank you for praying for Ellie.

Everything is good!

She had five bumps in a row in her lymphnodes and it looks like it is a reaction – possibly to a cat the girls have befriended.

The doctor did some blood tests to rule out lymphoma and the tests came back normal.

Blessings to you,

Ellie, prayer request

A Prayer Please

I am on my way to the pediatricians office after Ellie pointed out that a bump on her head has been bothering her. It feels like bone (it’s at the base of her skull, about the size of a large marble) but is very worrisome because I have never felt it before and she has been complaining for months about dizzy spells etc. I know that more than likely it is nothing but my stomach is upside-down right now. Please pray that everything is okay. Appt is at 12:50 and I will let you all know what the doctor says.

Thank you,