Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I just got the best news I've heard in months. Maybe years! You know that we have been praying for our sweet little cousin Olivia. She has had some serious heart issues over the past two years of her life and she was just diagnosed with Leukemia this spring. We have been praying for complete healing for Olivia for two years now. And you're not going to believe it! It's happened!! I can't even keep the tears from falling!!! God you are so good!
The following is an exact quote from Olivia's blog:
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
the sheep of His pasture.Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100
I can't believe I am actually writing this post. Dr. Al just called from St. Jude. Olivia's bone marrow results are in. Her cancerous cells have significantly reduced to a point that takes them out of the classification of AML. The cancerous cells are virtually non-existent. She does not have leukemia. Her bone marrow is producing lots and lots of beautiful, healthy, wonderful, new cells. The bone marrow was so stressed and just reacting to how sick her little body was prior to surgery. St. Jude will still keep close tabs on Olivia and repeat a bone marrow biopsy in 6-8 months. It's so hard to believe that we have one of God's great miracles in our lives. We are so truly blessed. The power of prayer is absolutey amazing. Thanks be to God!"

Did you get that part about how Olivia doesn't have Leukemia anymore?? Amazing!! Thank you for praying for this sweet girl. I know that many of you have and God has heard the prayers of His people! There is NO doubt in my mind that this is a God thing and we give him all the glory.


Sarah said...

Wow! Praise the Lord. We are rejoicing with your family Judy. That is just wonderful to hear.

the mccollums... said...

Judy, this is wonderful news!! Nothing is too big for God and he is the maker and keeper of life itself...wonderful, wonderful news!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Olivia doesn't have cancer! Thank you God for healing her.
Love, Emma

heatherlm said...

That is amazing news. Glad to hear that everyones prayers were answered!~Love, Heather

Amy said...

I cried when you told me and I cried again now just reading about it. Praise the Lord! Our Jehovah Rapha!! Our Healer!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I have been following Olivia's blog and praying for her. God is so amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! That is awesome! Anna :)

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Katy said...

Goosebumps all over! Do we serve a GREAT, and ACTIVE God or what!!! Awesome!

Jenn said...

Praise God! that is sooo amazing to hear!!!