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The Family Tree

My uncle was diagnosed with stage IIIb lung cancer several weeks ago and has just begun his fight to rid his body of this disease. He will be enduring 39 radiation treatments and chemo once every three weeks over the coming months and I'm sending out a request for prayer, for healing strength and peace.

My cousin (his daughter) had a birthday party for her little girl this weekend, and I got to meet the newest member of our family, born three weeks ago. Since everyone in their immediate family was there, we took some photos.

I really love the last picture and the representation of the "Family Tree". To me, it also represents strength and the power of family, standing together and facing life as it brings its surprises and challenges.




"In Luke 18:1 Jesus told his disciples that they "should always pray and not give up." and then Jesus asked "...will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?" Pray to God from your heart for healing. Don't stop. Don't give up. God wants us to ask him for help. He loves us. " By Robert Kolar


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, Wendy. Made me cry... so sweet!!!
    Love you... Mama

  2. So sorry!!! My pawpaw just past away this year from Lymphoma...I will definitely keep your family in my prayers!

  3. Beautiful pictures, beautiful family, beautiful post. I will be saying some prayers.

  4. Family blessings! They are in my prayers.

  5. I saw your comment on my daughter's blog (Kelly's Korner) and I wanted to come over and say that I will lift up your uncle to the Lord for strength through this journey. If that is a picture of him, he looks like the sweetest man! Beautiful family!

    Blessings to you all!

    Isaiah 41:13

  6. I'll keep your uncle, you and your family in my prayers! You very lucky to have a beautiful strong family remember that!

  7. in my prayers of course! keep us posted!

    beautiful pictures!

  8. Popped in from PRetty's to say hi! I hope your uncle gets better!

  9. Beautiful pictures. I will be praying.

  10. What a beautiful family! I love those pictures. I will say a prayer for your uncle.

  11. I'm so sorry about your uncle. These photos are such a nice tribute to him & to your family.

    Sending my prayers to you all.

  12. Beautiful pictures!! Ed and Marsha and their family are very dear friends of ours. We will continue to lift them up in prayer!

  13. ewilkerson09@gmail.comSeptember 12, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    What an absolutely beautiful tribute to a solidly united family under a gracious and loving God! My family has been greatly affected by cancer. Through every step God met our needs no matter how difficult the path. I have been lifting up your family in my prayers and will continue to do so. How comforting it is to know we have a heavenly Father that we can go to for comfort, healing, and strength!

  14. What beautiful photos. And, what a special time for you all to come together. I will be thinking of you and your family. No matter how strong we can still be scary when someone you love is fighting cancer.


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