Do You Want to Help?

Many of you have been letting me know that you want to help out in some way. Whether you want to create a delicious concoction, send us care packages, or offer your services elsewhere, we would love it! My mom is coordinating a schedule for meals to be dropped off. She is also in charge of any other help you’d like to send our way. The best way to figure out how to lend a hand would be to contact her.

Get ahold of her via email:
Denise –>

Side note… Today my husband and I were incredibly blessed by a wonderful couple. My biggest wish before this recovery adventure has been to get professional pictures taken of us. Because the future is so uncertain in regards to if I will lose my hair, become very sick, and/or lose weight, I wanted to capture where we are at now. I wanted to capture my outward image of “health”. Some may not understand. And, I too, understand that beauty comes from within. However, I want to document my story. The ups and the downs. The good hair days, and the possible no hair days. The smiles and the tears. The “health” and the sickness. After all, what’s a story, when there’s only one side? It’s incomplete, and I refuse to share an incomplete journey.

Today was an impeccably great day. Today I didn’t have to think about my cancer. Today I was able to enjoy my husband and our blooming friendship with 2 amazingly genuine people. Today we have been blessed. We all shared stories and laughter, and my heart was truly filled. I love how God always knows just what we need. In addition, this insanely talented photographer and his lovely wife have understood my ideal portrayal of this expedition. More so, he understands the illustration we need to add to this book. What’s a book without pictures?! Friends, this story will have pictures. Some days, photographs will better illustrate the current circumstance than words could ever do. Thank you for being an abundant blessing to us, M & B.

Philippians 4:19-20 (Message Version)

“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity.”

8 Comments on Do You Want to Help?

  1. KC Dierenfield
    February 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM (9 years ago)

    I can’t believe how much you are on mind and heart…praying, meditating and thankful that God has given you such a strong gift of faith and love for God. What a wonderful gift from
    M & B…who would have guessed – pictures? now? Steph…this blog is more than a blog…it is your book – in living color! I encourage you to think of a name for this book. You are an unbelievable, talented, gifted writer! I can’t imagine what you and Matt are going through…you help us understand the journey of cancer…on you, and on Matt, and understand what it means to walk by faith…the valleys and mountain tops. You draw us into your blog because of our love for you. I wake up every morning looking for your blog post. How can I pray for her today? You are much loved, much prayed for and much thought of. Meals, wheels, cazeels…whatever you need, God will provide because He is there to meet your needs. Ron and I desire to do whatever we can, besides prayer, sharing your story for others to pray, and sharing your blog for others to read. Love ya Steph!

  2. Katey Hill
    February 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM (9 years ago)

    I know it has been quite awhile, but I found your website on facebook and wanted to leave a quick note. I am so sorry to hear about this trial in your life, but I know you are a strong and loving woman who can overcome this. Thank you for sharing your story to inspire so many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Judy Anderson
    February 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM (9 years ago)

    Stephanie, You don’t know me, I am Amy’s Mom. She has told me so much about you I feel like I know you personally. This blog shows what an amazing young woman you are. Your faith is incredible facing this “terrorist” cancer that has attacked your body. Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us. YOU, your husband and your family are all in our prayers as you go through this chapter in your life. Judy

  4. Laura Sexson
    February 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM (9 years ago)

    Psalm 32:7
    You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

    Know that you are surrounded from every side with fervent prayer, and that a powerful God goes before you. When things in life seem beyond our control, ultimately being held in the hands of an all powerful God is a very safe place to be. I know that you’re strong and will walk this journey with grace and confidence, but I pray that you will lean on others and allow those who care about you share the burden.

    Lifting you and Matt up to God,

  5. Annemarie
    February 7, 2012 at 11:23 PM (9 years ago)

    Stephanie….I just found your blog via a friend on FB, and just read about your journey. What a blessing your OB is to have finally found the tumor! How lucky too, that our God is so persistent and kept on you to find out what was ailing you. I’m so sorry to hear that your diagnosis is cancer, but I love seeing the Holy Spirit in you and that our God is so good – He’s already using you in your situation for good. I will be praying for you. I pray that the doctors have steady hands during your surgery and get out everything that is needed for you to have a full recovery. I pray that you have peace going into the surgery, and that you feel loved by your family, your friends, and your God.

  6. Karen Rapp
    February 8, 2012 at 5:21 AM (9 years ago)

    Praying for you, Stephanie, and for your husband and family too. You have touched my heart so deeply. Your writing is truly incredible. May God be with you deeper and more powerfully than ever before – TODAY – and each day forward as you go into this battle and fight and win! You are guarded by God’s power through your faith. May you feel the prayers pouring forth for you – like a warm blanket of care and assurance. (I am a friend of Amy Anderson’s Mom and now a member of your fan club and prayer team!) Loving you from Illinois. Dear LORD, guide the surgeon’s hands. Capture and defeat and destroy every cancer cell. AMEN!
    “Fear not, for I am with you,
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Is 41:10

  7. Ali
    February 14, 2012 at 4:30 AM (8 years ago)

    You are such an incredibly strong woman! Your beautiful writing brings me to tears every time. I am thinking of you and praying for you often. ♥


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