Monday, November 16, 2009

Another Monday Update

Here's the last of our marathon picture posting tonight!

A mini glimpse into "A Day at the Clinic":

Elena getting her port accessed

All accessed!

Elena's cheerleaders
Mom, Dad, and Aunt Stacee

Waiting patiently the hour and a half
after receiving two chemo shots
one in each thigh, at the same time
Sorry, no pictures of that!

Our beautiful girl on the ride home
after another long day at the clinic

Today's clinic visit was a good one. As is usually the case at the clinic, Elena tried to practice the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). After battling fevers and severe headaches for a week, her spirits are good, her strength is returning, and we continue on this journey.

Once again, we never tire of saying thank you. Thank you to everyone who lifts us up in prayer each day and who are traveling this road with us. We thank God for you and His provision of spiritual, physical, and emotional support He gives us through you! As always, thank you for taking the time to see how we are doing.

Please pray for Elena to continue to grow stronger, both mentally and physically, for her return to school to be a smooth one (possibly three tests this week!!), for renewed strength and deep sleep for all four of us, and for Liv to not get lost or especially feel lost in this new life of ours. We have several fun events planned for this week and weekend, please pray that we are able to enjoy them all.

In Him,
The Tates

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Hey, Tell Elena that I LOVE the hair do. Sometimes I miss my bald head. It sure was a lot easier to get ready in the mornings!!!

    Love y'all

  2. Thinking of you during this tough stretch of treatment!


  3. Saw Mark, Elena, and Olivia at the chick-fil-a last night. We continue to pray for the Tates every night. Love the new haircut!

    2 cor 1:8-11
    8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our[a] behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

    Take care,
    The Dravi

  4. Christy,

    You have a beautiful family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Would love to get in touch with you.

    Michelle Fields Pierce