Monday, July 23, 2012

Day - 2

We have been here a week now. Some days go by quickly, others seem to take forever. Today, we are happy to say that Elena has completed the preparatory part of this journey.  We are sad to say that many negative side effects are happening.
Last night, was not rest filled and today has been difficult to say the least. We will spare you all the ugly details.

Now, we wait and pray.

Pray that Elena will stay strong and battle through the negative side effects.
Pray that Elena's pain and other side effects will be managed.
Pray that each and every remaining leukemia cell in Elena's body has been killed by the radiation and chemo.
Pray that not a single cancer cell has survived. 
Pray that the chemo and radiation has only harmed the cancer and not Elena's body or mind.
Pray that we can find joy in today and Tuesday, as we await Wednesday's transplant. 
Pray that we will be able to find peace and rest in these days.
Pray that we hold fast to His truth - "You are the God who performs miracles." Psalm 77:14.

Hoping you will be joining us in prayer.

In Him,
The Tates

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7


  1. Stay strong, Minnie Cat and Elena. Liv wants to be with you as much as you guys want her there. Mark, also. Your family can never be touched by separation. You are all totally connected no matter the location of each. Do you know the time of the transplant on Wednesday? I love you, Rainey

  2. WE LOVE you all and are praying, constantly. May ALL the YUCKY side effects go away...forever!!!! May you get lots of rest tonight. IF you need ANYTHING, please do not hesitate to ask. The Boones

  3. Love you so much Elena!!! Fight hard! You can beat this stupid cancer!!!! Love the Tates!!!

  4. Praying that God's Mighty Healing Hand will crush the cancer like a soda can!
    We continue to pray for you sweet Elena.
    Hold fast Christy and Mark! Keep praying Liv!
    As I was typing this, the Mercy Me song "Joseph's Lullaby" floated into my head. Even though it is a Song about Joseph singing to our Savior, he is asking God for Jesus to be "just a baby" for one night of sleep, and peace...
    "...but for now dear child of mine...sleep tight."
    Sweet Dreams, blessings, and miracles to you all...
    The Gundersons

  5. Our prayers will be with you during this journey of hope and faith. May his love and peace be with you always.