Tuesday, August 11, 2009

For the Sake of Our Tiny Warrior ...

I have to leave,as the last thing before tomorrow,something positive.It would be an injustice to Zoey if I allowed fear and anger to encapsulate the very gentle,loving forgiving spirit of this child.With that said,some of my favorite quotes.This is what Zoey is about.This is the gift of Zoey's grace.Anything less I realize,is a disservice to her journey and ultimately her life.

"Faith is being sure if what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."~Hebrews 11:1

"Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there"~Author unknown

This is courage ...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends"
~ Euripides

“When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly”~Patrick Overton

"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark." ~Rabindranath Tagore

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

"Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all." ~Emily Dickinson

"Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark." ~George Iles

"Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow."~Dorothy Thompson

"In the dark dreary nights, when the storm is at its most fierce, the lighthouse burns bright so the sailors can find their way home again. In life the same light burns. This light is fueled with love, faith, and hope. And through lifes most fierce storms these three burn their brightest so we also can find our way home again."


Anonymous said...

Heather - lovely quotes/ just finished adding comment to previous blog, when this came in.

Prays for tomorrow


Lacey said...

You have the greatest quotes. Give that girl a kiss from me and Jax for tomorrow. Of course I'll be dying for answers too. Ray said we both need a girls night out. He wants us to go out while we are there. What do ya think?

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Well crap. I've been gone. And CRAP. I'm just catching up. UGH CRAP. CRAP CRAP CRAP. Just CRAP. I freaking HATE cancer. But I love you and Zoey. If you need me, call me, ok? Any time. Even if you don't need me. We're praying hard tomorrow. I'm sorry I wasn't reading yesterday. I suck again. Stupid cancer. I'm going to end on a positive note too... God is bigger than cancer. Always. The end.

Samantha said...

stay strong... I'll be thinking of you all the way... and praying fiercely...

Rosemary said...

I am a long time lurker...always joining into the prayers for Zoey, but not making myself known. I found out about your site through Kele,who doesn't know me either, but I taught with her husband, Mike, before I retired last year. My two cents worth...I just can't help but feel that these low numbers may just be Zoey's "norm"...just like not losing her hair was against all odds! It just seems to me if she were "sick", you'd just kind of know something was not right. I am certainly going to pray that is the case. I also pray that you will be able to sleep tonight before you begin your journey tomorrow. Your family is one of the most beautiful that I've ever seen. Love to you from a stranger friend.

Dria said...

I am so so sorry that you have even one more moment of fear and anxiety --- you have already experienced a lifetimes worth. It is just so unfair. I too so hope and pray that it is just little miss Zoey doing her thing and just showing some unusual numbers. sending tons of positive thoughts, prayers and hugs to you, and hoping you are able to find strength and peace tonight and tomorrow.

Bea Braun said...

Thank you for the wonderful, uplifting quotes. Very fitting for the little warrior. I've been thinking about you guys all day and focusing on hope and praying for NORMAL! Normal, healthy, and ready to take on the world. No other options.

ABandCsMom said...

Such wonderful quotes. We'll be waiting to hear from you tomorrow. Praying all goes well and for good results.

Another thing I was thinking about today. Yes. I think about you guys often. Carly's bone marrow biopsy showed a viral bug. But, she wasn't sick. So, crazy as it sounds. I will be praying for something viral in her marrow.

Did the doctor mention they would check her counts again before doing the biopsy tomorrow? If the counts are back to a more normal range, would they cancel the bone marrow test?

Just know we are all thinking of you guys. We'll be praying for nothing short of a great report.

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quotes Heather. Continuing to pray.

Dana Janowicz said...

Amazing how many lives Zoey has touched. As I was reading your blog my oldest asked, "Mom how is Zoey?" I said " Zoey is super strong:)" Extra prayers at bedtime tonight. Thinking of you and your amazing family.

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

I have nothing. There are places in our lives where words are not needed, that is right now. You know we love you and would be there if we could. I can just see Ivey and Zoe together. What a Team. Yes, you are being pushed, but who knows what you are being pushed toward. Hang tight sister.

Judy said...

Heather, there are no words. I am joining all the other Zoey fans and praying continuously for our warrior.

Mandy said...


Renee in SLO said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you await the outcome of tomorrows results. Love and Hugs to your little warrior xoxo

Mo said...

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you tonight, and waiting for good news tomorrow.

Hang in there, Zo!


Kele said...

Wonderful quotes H.
A bit suprised at how catatonic I have seemed since I spoke to you, not that I am suprised at how much I care about Zoey and your family, but just suprised at the effect this latest news has had on me.
I will watch for an update on the blog, if you don't post something, then if I could be so bold as to ask for you to text me, Mark email me, Taylor call me... something, I am just kinda walking around despondent and numb.
Praying with all my heart and soul, love you guys more than I can articulate!

Kristy said...

the quotes are so inspiring. I am praying for the best tomorrow dear Heather.

Princess Zoey- get that warrior paint and show everyone whos boss okay?? Big kisses to you and from Addie Shea, "bahbahbah"

Hang in there Heather we are all here for you. Love and kisses xoxo

Stephanie said...

Storming the gates for your sweet little love.

Peace be with you.

Stephanie said...

Heather and Zoey -

You don't know us, but we have been following you blog for awhile. Like Zoey and Jaxson, my son has many of the same issues with stroke, seizures, PH, etc. We have just come through a possible diagnosis of myleodisplastic disorder that Turned out not to be the case, for now.

Anyway, one day, I sat down and went through the Bible looking at every book - Specifically at Chapter 3, verse 21. I think you know why....Here is what I found:

Proverbs 3:21: "My son, preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight."

Ezekiel 3:21: "But if you warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live becasue he took warning, and you will have saved yourself."

Luke 3:21 (on the Baptism of Jesus): "When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened..."

John 3:21: "But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."

Ephesians 3:21: "to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Philippians 3:21: "who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body."

1Peter 3:21: "...and this water symbolizes baptizm that now saves you also - not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ."

1 John 3:21: "Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God."

This is may favorite:

Revelation 3:21: "To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne."

Isn't it amazing that all of these wonderful passages are in those exact chapeters/verses in the Bible?

We will be praying for you tomorrow and always!

Big Hugs!

Steph and Christopher

Stephanie said...

I know I just left a comment but I thought I'd leave you with another one of my faves.

"PEACE: It is not about being in a place where there is no noise, or trouble, or heartache.. it's about being in the midst of all these things and still being calm in your heart".

Wishing you all the peace in the world tomorrow.

grammygwen said...

Praying so hard for Zoey and special prayers for all of her family.
God Bless,

Lisa said...

We are sending positive thoughts and all good wishes your way.

Cheri said...

Been thinking about you since the moment I got up this morning....praying for good news today!

Peter Olson said...

Thanking God for you and Zoey What a wonderful blessing you are to all of us. When you are sad; our tears for you fill buckets. When you are smiling; we share in your joy like an untold treasure.
Peter J. Olson

Kenny + Michelle + Charlie said...

I've recently found your blog and think that you and your little girl (and the whole family) are so amazing. Prayers to all of you from another family that knows the heartache of medical problems, overcoming them and thinking life may be back to normal and then finding out it may not. Your quotes are beautiful...the one from Hebrews is on my coffee mug right now.

Gabe and Val said...

I am Raymond Ruggs sister. I think you have the cutest little girl. My prayer are with you. I am LDS and I put her names in all the temple in Utah. I hope things work out for her and she will be in our prayers.

Valerie Keil
Hang in there

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Coming here from Jaxson's page, wishing you the best of luck and the best of answers. Hoping and praying for NO bad news.

Joella said...

Quotes are awesome and well spoken, noting else to say but prayers.... for the following days ahead and the right doctor to take care of your precious angel ZOEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!