Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!
Ready for Battle!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Waiting for another miracle

Sorry for the lack of updates. It's hard to update when we're just waiting. Waiting for a miracle. Waiting for another 2nd opinion to come through. Just waiting.

These words below may sound familiar because I'm going to use the same post I put on here back on Oct 7th. Tyler had just come out of surgery and we were told that he was septic and it would be a miracle if he pulled out of it. A miracle! That's what we got!! Tyler pulled out of that dire situation he was in and we praise God for it.

Now we get to enjoy Tyler, even though he's in the hospital. I watched some NCAA basketball with him yesterday. We chatted about the tournament and the teams. He joked with my kids that they couldn't eat any of his cupcakes that were sitting there looking all delicious. When I told him his toenails were getting long and I wanted to cut them, he said, "don't worry about it...why kick when you can scratch?". His little sarcastic sense of humor shining through. He yelled at his mom about something and she told him she could still ground him. He replied, "what? to this bed?" Then she threatened to turn the tv off and he just rolled his eyes. His papa came in and tried to force him to eat, which just annoys Tyler to no end and so the typical bantering back and forth, between them, followed. These things aren't significant, but they are moments that we wouldn't have had with him if we hadn't received that miracle in October. Praise Jesus!

So, now I continue to struggle between keeping it positive and giving you the facts. As many of you know, UofM has told us that they "cannot cure his cancer". They keep telling us this. They keep trying to make that news sink in. But you know, it takes the heart a lot longer to get something that your head already knows. So, we wait. We wait for another hospital to look at his case. We wait on God for an answer and we plead with Him to give us another miracle for Tyler.

I don't want to put this miracle request lightly. I know people throw that around all the time. I'm not talking about some "god" or some harmony with the universe or some good karma kind of "god". I'm talking about the kind of miracle that can come from the one true God. The one that created us and knew us from the time we were in our mother's womb. The one who sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. The one that we can have eternal life through if we confess our sins and believe in Him. You broke God's law, you sinned, but Jesus paid the fine for us. And He was broken and killed for us and the miracle is that He was RAISED FROM THE DEAD by the power of the Holy Spirit! That's the power I'm trusting and asking you to trust in right now.

So please, if you are a believer in the one true God, by the grace of Jesus Christ, enter into His throne room and pray for mercy and grace and healing and peace over Tyler Joseph right now. We love this boy and we are believing in the power of Jesus that will bring glory to His name through this, whatever His answer for Tyler might be.

Happy Easter week, everyone! Join me this week in celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ while we lift Tyler up in prayer!! Thank you!

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