By: Jennifer Murray

Back Home Again in Indiana…

***Updated on Tuesday Night***

Kathy surgery went well and initial results are encouraging.  She will have an appointment with the oncologist on Monday and know more results from the pathologist report. We are SO GRATEFUL for your prayers that were felt today!  Thanks to my mom, dad, and sister for watching the little dudes today so we could be with Brad’s family at the hospital and to The Queen of Free for delivering a scrumptious dinner!  What a blessing! 

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(Left to Right: Henry, Isaac, Clark, and Brooks w/ their Gramma and Grampa)

We’ve just returned from a long weekend with Brad’s family in the mountains.  It was a breath of fresh air, and just what we all needed.  The boys had quite the adventure and I look forward to sharing more pictures and stories with you very soon. 

Until then, we would covet your prayers for Brad’s mom, Kathy.  She’ll be having a lumpectomy to remove cancer tomorrow. We would appreciate your prayers for her health, for the medical staff involved, and for the treatments ahead.  Our God is faithful!

Thank You, Dear Friends!

PS If you know Brad’s mom or just would like to encourage her, please feel free to leave her a comment here.  I know that would mean a lot to her and to our family!

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24 Responses to “Back Home Again in Indiana…”

  1. Lorri Landon
    July 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    We’ll be praying for Kathy, and hope that her path through treatment goes as smoothly as possible. I’ll make sure to pass word along to my mom, too (her cousin Judy).

  2. vegas_quads
    July 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    Hi Jen,
    Hope all goes well tomorrow and that Gramma heals quickly and easily! Praying for you and your family,
    Dafna

  3. Jenny B
    July 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Brad & Jen—we are lifting the whole family up in prayer for tomorrow’s surgery! Praying for peace and healing!

    Love you guys!
    jenny b

  4. HoundDogmom (Sherri)
    July 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Your boys are just so precious and it looks like Grandpa & Grandma are very proud of their grandsons. Sending prayers for your Mother-In-Law during her surgery tomorrow as well.

  5. Stephanie
    July 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Praying hard for Brads mom and the medical team!! She is in God’s hands!!

    Great picture! Looking forward t more of the update!!!

  6. mandi@itscome2this
    July 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Definitely praying!! I’m so glad you were all able to get away for a little while before the surgery – keep us updated & know prayers are being lifted up!!

  7. Rachel Richard
    July 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Praying for Kathy and family. :)

  8. Erica Crum
    July 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I will definitely be praying for her!! Please let her know that I’m thinking about her and believing for a good report. God is faithful!

  9. Judy Cunningham Backlund
    July 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Please pass the word to Kathy that she is in my prayers for a quick recovery and a smooth & successful treatment. Tell her we still have to get Karen to Branson for that girls weekend. She’ll understand.

  10. Debra @ A Frugal Friend
    July 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Prayers said…….hoping for a great report! :-) HUGS

  11. Megan grisez
    July 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    Kathy and the whole family will be in my prayers tomorrow! Love you all!

  12. Amy Mathison
    July 13, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    We are praying for Kathy and the whole family this morning. Love you!

  13. Carey
    July 13, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    May the God of all Peace surround your family and especially Kathy today and throughout this time. May u reach out and find that indeed His grace is sufficeint for every obstacle! I pray that He would reveal Himself in tangible ways and that u would cling to Him!
    In Jesus Sweet name I ask for health, healing, and restoration!

  14. Devin
    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Kathy–I don’t know you, but I’ve been praying ever since Jen mentioned what you are going through….God is faithful! I will continue to be on my knees for you…

  15. KAT
    July 13, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    My mom went through the same thing a number of years ago. She had a the lump removed, chemo and radiation. God told her he was going to heal her and He would be glorified through the experience. He was SO FAITHFUL to her and all of us during that time. She has been cancer-free for 7 years now. You are in my prayers!!!!

  16. Emily H
    July 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Praying for your family and your MIL today! Hope everything goes smoothly!

  17. oh amanda
    July 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    Praying!! So glad you guys got to have an adventure together before the surgery. What fun memories!

  18. Jaimie Zetterberg
    July 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    This message is for Kathy!

    To a sweet and kind mother-in-law, mom, grandma, wife and friend – we will be praying for you daily. Try and get lots of rest and maybe this recovery time will be a great way to get caught up on any rerunds of your favorite shows or good books you’ve been wanting to get in to. :) We love you – Tony, Jaimie, Claire and Kevin.

    (jen – so glad you had a nice and safe trip down south. can’t wait to hear all about it!)

  19. Judy and Tom Booe
    July 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Kathy and family please know that we are thinking of you and praying for good things to happen.

  20. Cheryl (Cronkhite) Barrick
    July 14, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    Kathy,
    You are in my prayers. I know you are a very strong woman and will come through this even stronger. God bless you.– Cheryl

  21. Kathy
    July 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Our God is faithful and I knew she would be coming out with great news. Thanks for
    the update – I know the weekend was the best salve for their souls – am so glad that worked out for you to go, can’t wait to see more pictures…
    Blessings – Kathy

  22. Paola
    July 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    So glad everything went wel with surgeryl. Best of luck to your MIL. Prayers for your family.

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