Saturday, February 25, 2012

What are we thinking and saying...

It's not fair!
Is this really happening?
I feel overwhelmed.
I don't want to have cancer again.
I'm not ready for this.
I don't want to do this again.
What choice do we have - we have to do it again.
I guess that means no Spring Break trip.
I guess that means I won't be dancing in the dance recital in May.
I guess that means no Make A Wish trip in June. (Yes, we found out LAST Friday that Elena's wish to go on a Caribbean cruise and swim with dolphins was granted. We were to set sail June 10th...)
What do we do now?

What you are saying:

In tears with you friend. I am so very sorry.
Don't know what to say except that I love all of you a lot and am in this with you in every way I can be.
Please know that I am praying and will do anything I can to make this journey easier.
One day at a time....pass that and it's beyond overwhelming.
I hate this.
My heart is broken.
Praying without ceasing.
We can do this.
I am actually so mad for you. Elena does not deserve this. I love that girl and I'm angry. If you don't want to get mad, I will do it for you.

Thank you for letting us know how you are feeling.
Thank you for being real with us. That's what we need right now.

We are not strong.
Our faith in God is strong.
Through His grace and mercy, your prayer coverage, taking one day at a time, and trying our best to keep our eyes on Him - He will give us peace - He will see us through this again.

In Him,
The Tates

"I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me it is you who knows my way." Psalm 142:1-2


  1. Love you BIG!


  2. Hi everyone. I was in Elena's fourth grade focus class with Mrs. Hepburn. I would help push her around in her wheelchair. I know I haven't seen Elena in a while, but Molly Estes has kept me up-to-date on her health and told me about the blog. I read what had happened and my heart broke and I just wanted to say I'm praying for Elena. Everyone who knew her in elementary school (Anna Katherine, Molly, CC, Keelin, Hannah, Lara, Sarah, etc.) is praying for her recovery. Stay strong Elena. <3

  3. I'm praying for all of you! I know how it feels to have a condition for a long time, finally think it's gone, then have it come back... God bless you!