Continuing to have you in my thoughts and especially so in this coming week.
Karen Normandy <>
FRANCE - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 15:24:33 (CDT)
Bonjour Debbie, Dewwey et Aurore !
C'est bon de vous voir en photo (il manque Dewey :) !!!), cela adoucit la distance.
Je suis pass> e aux Meurs la semaine dernière : tout va bien. Tout est toujours aussi beau et paisible. Ensuite, Pam, Simon, Sam et moi sommes allés diner à Chinon. On a passé une très bonne soirée !
Cette semaine je vais dans les Pyrénées, chez ma soeur, pour 3 jours. Elle habite à cté de Lourdes... je vous emmène avec moi, dans mon coeur et mes prières.
Dieu vous garde.
nathalie velia <>
FRANCE - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 17:39:30 (CDT)
We pray for your successful test results next week! What an inspiration of faith you are. God Bless all of you.
Ron and Sheryl Hall <>
ca USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 19:07:04 (CDT)
Pictures of you at the beach look so fun!! Glad you had the opportunity to play a little.
angeline bell <>
ca USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 19:03:44 (CDT)
Hi there Debbie
I have just logged on to your website to show Meg, since I have been telling her all about you. In fact, we set aside some time this afternoon from 2.30 pm to about 3.00 pm to do a special meditation for you. Meg will tell you about that in a moment. We are all still thinking about you and praying for your healing. We are very positive about that indeed. The photographs of the Raceforlife should be with you now, hope you like them. Now over to Meg for her message ...
Hi Debbie, Meg here! I grew up with Dewey in our young people's group at Corby and I only met you once. Iris and I felt that we would like to send our love and some healing to you through our meditation together. We wondered whether you would sense it or feel it at all, our messages of love. Hi to Dewey and Aurora, p/s your photographs are beautiful!
Well Debbie, I (Iris again) am off to Kos in Greece tomorrow for two whole weeks but I will be thinking of you often and praying for more good news. Take care y'all! Love you
Iris and Meg
Iris Tinto and Meg Reid <>
England (not so sunny!) - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 09:22:31 (CDT)
Sorry for the duplicate messages, I didn't think the first one got entered. :) So, now you have 3! Ever think about that?
CA USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 14:40:29 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
Just wanted to say hi and let you to know that I check your website often to keep track of your progress and it sure sounds like things are going great. So glad to hear it.
Dylan has a pool similar to Aurora's and it is his favorite place in the world. We are going to Hawaii at the end of the month for a little vacation. Dylan wants to see the volcano. Anyways, take care and keep up the good work.
Love, Beth and Dylan
Beth Bell <>
CA USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 14:38:56 (CDT)
Hi, Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
Haven't said Hi in a while but wanted you to know I read your website often to keep track of your progress. Sure sounds like things are going great! So glad to hear it.
Dylan has a pool similar to Aurora's and it is his favorite place in the world. We are going to Hawaii at the end of this month for a little vacation. He wants to see the volcano. Keep up the good work and enjoy the beach.
Love, Beth and Dylan
Beth Bell <>
CA USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 14:34:33 (CDT)
I know that the results of the scan will be great. Thinking of you all the time. Please post the results ASAP. Many of us will be waiting to hear them.
Karen Fox <>
CA USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 03:31:51 (CDT)
Ma douce amie,
Demain c'est le grand jour ! Je suis avec toi, en joie et en esp> rance.
nathalie velia <>
FRANCE - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 17:56:27 (CDT)
Debbie, I don't know you personally, but my friend, Shelley Nicks does. She shared your story and web page with me today. I have to say that I am deeply moved, especially because I too have a two-year old daughter and also because of the positive attitude you seem to have in the face of such a hard disease. I am commited to praying earnestly for you on a consistent basis and will also add you to our prayer list at church! GOD IS SO VERY FAITHFUL! And, though he allows us to live in a world where disease and illness are so rampant He loves us more than we can possibly comprehend! To know this is FAITH, and God,s word tells us that "Without faith it is impossible to please God." So, let us all be faithful concerning your illness and ask the Father of all things good to heal you completely and fully!! And, in the event that healing of the cancer plaguing your precious body is not in His will for your life, we will praise Him just the same, and ask that He strenghthen you and enable you to live the rest of the life He will bless you with in a manner of integrity-a spirit of "peace that surpasses all understanding"-a heart full of joy abounding-and a legacy left behind that says "Debbie Franklin was a woman of great courage and strength. A woman who loved her Lord, her friends and her family with everything that she was." Peace to you and love abundant. sincerely, Niki Hambright.
Tx. USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 17:04:42 (CDT)
Hello Beautiful Debbie! We are praying for your upcoming CAT scan and are so happy to hear that things are going well. All of our love is with you!
Laura, Danny, Daniella and Alexander Fedak-Lengel <>
London, UK - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 16:44:36 (CDT)
thinking of you here in Dublin. hope you three are enjoying Florida - more soon lots of love from deirdre xo
Ireland - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 16:16:59 (CDT)
Hey guys! I had the best time with you guys in Florida! I am so glad that all worked out. I hope the rest of the weather cooperated with you! Riding the waves was so much fun! Take care and have a safe trip home!
Love you all!
Malia Batzel <>
CA USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 15:10:39 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
It's a cool, rainy day in France and all the sunflowers are beginning to bow their heads toward the earth - you were here during their best!
Thinking of you. . .
Karen Normandy <>
FRANCE - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 11:54:47 (CDT)
It has been many years, hell, and high water, but you and I are apparently both up to the challenge. Chuck (aka Crawford) called me a few weeks ago to let me know about your situation. I have been somewhat lax in my response, but I assure you that it has to do with my own demons, not yours.
Please let me know how you are. I have been taken aback by your news, and for some unkown, subconsious reason, have not written until now. I do not quite know why, but I want very much to talk to you.
Just respond to my email, and I will give you all of my personal info, and look forward to a conversation.
It has been years since Exodus, but I still have plenty of ammunition to blackmail you into calling, so please write.
I miss you, and I love you.
Bob Johnson (Bobby for the OLDER people) <>
TX USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 01:13:00 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie, Dewey, Aurora. You are constantly in our thoughts, and we are so happy to hear of the latest news. I'm sure the Florida beaches will be pleasant enough! Seeing the pics of Les Meurs brought back wonderful memories. We're looking forward to coming back there and visit! (and catch up on some interesting discussions :)).
I pray for you every day, you beautiful person.
Norway - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 17:38:55 (CDT)
Ma ch>re Debbie, un coucou de Pontarlier où j'ai pu prendre des nouvelles super bonnes ! L'agitation de mon coté aprés votre départ ne m'en a pas donné la possibilité avant. Enormes bisous. a trés bientt
USA - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 04:58:44 (CDT)
Debbie, I am so pleased that our Father has been hearing our prayers. You are doing so well and you look wonderful. I hope that all your hopes for a full remission come true. It's so wonderful to see God's loving hand at work in your life, Debbie. It lifts my soul. I pray constantly for Dewey and Aurora, they must have been through a really dark tunnel too. My love to you all and the Corby congregation parays for you all constantly.
Love Carol Mck.
Carol Mckeown <>
U.K - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 18:30:51 (CDT)
Un petit mot, tr> s vite pour vous dire :
1 - j'ai rencontré Pam, Sam et Simon : ils sont adorables !
2 - mon prêt est accepté pour l'achat de l'appartement.
3 - je suis avec vous, encore et encore !
Je vous aime,
nathalie velia <>
FRANCE !!! - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 17:23:46 (CDT)
Continuing to hold you close in my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy your time together in Florida and keep living in the moment.
Karen Normandy <>
FRANCE - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 14:57:46 (CDT)
We all grinned and cheered Thursday (in a scholarly fashion, of course) as I read your update about stepping into the cool waters of REMISSION! We've prayed for you so often at World Bible Translation Center during our regular Thursday Bible studies and prayer times for the nations. I'm proud to say that Dewey's illustration of the Gospel of Matthew is hanging in my office! It's still arresting as it ever was ... every time someone new steps into my office they do a double take and "Oh wow!" is pretty predictable.
I've shaken my head in wonder at some of your treatments. The acupuncture, the aroma therapy and meditaion, the organic foods are all fine and good ... but belly dancing? The Medical Community won't take this one lying down. It did look like Aurora was a tad more into it than you were!
You really should enter the next Miss Skinhead competition that comes around. You're a sure bet winner.
I'm still badgering the heavenlies for that full remission.
Armfulls of love from Texas
USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 11:31:11 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,
You may not remember me...I was Elaine's assistant in Paris in the summer of 1998. I heard from Cory Bishop about your illness, Debbie, and also about this support page.
May the joy of the Lord renew your strength day by day and may His Spirit replenish your heart with hope! I admire your faith and courage. You'll be in my prayers.
grace and peace to you, Ruth
Ruth Dowdey <>
CA USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 02:49:44 (CDT)
Just wanted to send some love your way.
CA USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 16:29:20 (CDT)
Of course you are in our prayers constantly!! I take you with me on my walk every morning.
The pictures are beautiful, but what else could they be! It looks like you're living life to the fullest, and that's the way it should be.
angeline bell <>
ca USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 23:17:04 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora.
It's been a long time since our paths have crossed.
Donna and Brian keep me updated on your progress. It's great to hear that you are in partial remission. I have read your messages and it's lovely to see so many people united in different ways, for the same cause. It must make you feel truly loved.
I took part in the run with Donna on Sunday in Leics. It was really good fun and again great to see so many people from different walks of life, young, old, able bodied and in wheel chairs being united. All women as well. (Women of the world unite). We were united in our enthusiasm at the beginning and in our red faces, aching muscles and the desperate need for water afterwards.
I think Donna was sending you some photos of us after we finished the race. Remembering the state of how we were, I hope they don't scare you too much.
Both of your fighting spirit is a true inspiration.
Thinking of you
Peace and Happiness
Sarah Gallagher <>
USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 08:21:41 (CDT)
seending you both huge hugs and kisses...missing you and can't wait to see you when you are next in london.i thank God that by his Son's stripes,you are healed.
lots of love
antony mayhew <>
uk - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 04:24:16 (CDT)
I've sent some pics of our morning out in Leics on Sunday. It was great fun though it wasn't so much running as lurching. Terrific news re the partial remission which bodes well for October. We think of you all loads
see you soon
USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 14:19:51 (CDT)
Debbie, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the God of all grace heal you completely. May He wraps His arms around you so tightly that you will feel His presence, His peace. May He act powerfully so that your eyes will be able to see His goodness and your heart able to receive His love. May He annoint you with His mercy and grace. May He uphold Dewey and Aurora. May He magnify your joy with them. May He provide you with comfort. We love you, Debbie!!!
Hung V. Le <>
CA USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11:27:03 (CDT)
Just a quick note that we are still interceding on your behalf and on your family. I rejoice at the good news. I love your henna head - you look soooooo chic!
Nina Chairatana Kylstra <>
Federal Way, WA USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 20:07:35 (CDT)
Mes Chers amis,
Demain Pam, Simon et Sam arrivent. Je suis heureuse de les renconter et de les conduire chez eux ! Et j'aurais tellement aim> que vous soyiez là...
Je pense à vous et continue à prier pour vous chaque jour.
Je vous envoie des pensées lumineuses comme les grands tournesols de l'été !!
nathalie velia <>
FRANCE - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 12:51:02 (CDT)
Wow & a big Amen!!! partial remission and a high white blood count and feelings of joy, couldn't be better!!! a true testement of God's work. I truly continue to be inspired by you and your family's strength and look forward to the next phase, full remission!!
Boy what a treat to see Bono, U2 in concert, i'm sure it was awesome. i'm happy to see you continue to enjoy life, beauty, and friends.
USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 11:31:09 (CDT)
REMEMBER LANCE ARMSTRONG - 3 times winner of the Tour de France. Former cancer patient. Seems like the "Big C" isn't so big any more!
Grant & Nancy Finlayson <>
AR USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 10:05:54 (CDT)
jim mcguiggan here (husband of ethel). i don't have a short message to leave you. How pleased you both must be that so many friends and sweet-spirited people want to tell you of their prayers and well-wishes. Isn't it wonderful? Even in the middle of your testing time. God bless you. You might be able to collect what follows and might even find something uplifting in it. sincerely, and in the Christ, jim
Click Here for Jim's Message
Wow! We did it! The Race for Life this morning was just brilliant - a group of us arrived (pictures on the way soon) at Leicester's Victoria Park on the hottest day of the year so far - 30.5 degrees today and it was hot hot hot. But hotter was our love and admiration for you and we said how wonderful it was to run with you in our hearts. Brian and Pete took loads of pics (fronts and backs!), befores and afters. There were over 1500 ladies taking part in the sweltering heat - all of them touched by cancer in some way. Between us all the estimated money raised was over £6 million.
Debbie, the initial news is great about remission. He is able to do far more than we could ever ask or think - let's believe that every day. I have been praying for you. I go to a special garden near where I live where is quiet and tranquil, there is a pond where water flows peacefully - and I pray for healing for you. I term it "God's garden". We all need healing at some time in our life.
God bless you my sister in Christ, I ran for you today.
England - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 12:00:24 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, My family just got back from the beach and I thought of you so much. I know how much you love the ocean. I prayed while enjoying God's amazing wonders of creation, for healing and MANY more chances for you to visit the ocean the rest of your long life. Thank you for letting me see your life and travels, and into your struggles and triumphs! The beautiful news of your last Dr. visit and treatments have sent me into such joy and praise to our Father.I just want to shout out!! And our congregation will hear me tomorrow and will rejoice with you. Have a lovely time in Fla. Thank you and your family for inspiring me to be more prayerful, rejoiceful, content, and loving. You are a candle to others. I hope we can visit you before you all return to France.(What a joy to be able to say that-- you are able to go back home!!!) Continually we pray for COMPLETE REMISSION!!!! Love to you ,Barbara Harrel
Ga. USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 09:15:42 (CDT)
I thank God for the news about your remission. I pray that you will go into full remission. My wife, Laura (Gilliam), speaks so highly of you. I would love to meet you sometime. Maybe you will be able to come see Mike sometime and we will meet. Until then I pray that your faith will hold strong during this time of testing and that you will bring glory to God.
Your Brother, Allen
SC USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 08:41:04 (CDT)
Debbie,Dewey and Aurora;I have not forgotten about you,I check your page daily and do pray for your total and complete healing from our lord//I am so glad for your remission and know you have touched many with your faith and never ending praise to God..You inspire me and all that know you.....Love Brenda[formally from Emory]Phlebotomist
Brenda Mason <>
Ga USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 18:23:00 (CDT)
We can't tell you how happy we were to see your message about your doctor's good news. God is so incredibly powerful and it is amazing to see Him working in your life this way. You have been in our prayers daily and will continue to be. Chip and Evan always remember their Aunt Debbie in their prayers.
Michelle Rachui, Chip and Evan Bridges
TX USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 15:10:46 (CDT)
Bonjour mes ch> ris !
Je voulais vous dire que votre maison va bien !
Elle nous a accueillis lundi soir pour un tres agreable diner avec Claudine, Christophe, Howard et une copine Nicola.
Quel merveilleux moment nous avons passé, grace à vous !
Merci, mille fois merci !
Avant le repas, nous avons voulu prier pour vous. C'était émouvant, timide, maladroit, mais cela venait du plus profond de nos coeurs : nous étions réunis pour vous. Quand nos invités sont partis, Nicola et moi avons fait une promenade le long de votre chemin, sous les étoiles... et la magie etait la, comme toujours.
Le lendemain il faisait tres beau et chaud et nous avons bu un cafe assises dans l'herbe, au bord du chemin, admirant en silence votre vallee.
Apres nous avons rendu visite à Claudine et Christophe et la j'ai ete prise de stupeur et d'admiration devant le travail qu'ils ont accompli - et que vous vous aviez vu !
La semaine prochaine je serai en congé mardi et mercredi. Je pense retourner chez vous : d'une part je veux empecher que les araignees prennent possession des lieux ; d'autre part Pam et Simon arrivent mardi et j'irai sans doute les voir et les aider à s'installer un peu chez eux (!), donc je serai plus proche des Meurs que de Montbazon.
Au fait Debbie, j'ai regarde la pancarte qu'ils ont mise en bas de votre route : ils ont malheureusement écrit "Les Moeurs".... dommage.
Voila les dernieres nouvelles. Je vous attends, ici, pour Octobre, avec d'autant plus de FOI que tes resultats medicaux semblent tres bons ! C'est génial !!
Je vous attends, je prie pour vous et je vous aime.
FRANCE - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 18:55:16 (CDT)
hello debbie , looking at your great pictures of aurora and flowers,hope to see ye soon, maybe come visit in october if your up to it, regards cathy
ireland - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 15:16:00 (CDT)
You could not have given us better news! Praise God! We pray everyday that God holds you in His hand!
Amy and Dwayne
Amy and Dwayne Jones
CA USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 18:33:41 (CDT)
On July 18th, you said you and Debbie were having a special outing that night and that you would let us know the next day what that outing was, but I don't believe you did. I'm still curious!
ca USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 17:20:43 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
I am so very happy to hear your good news and of course we'll continue our prayers for all three of you!! I thought you looked absolutely radiant in the pics with your friend Diedre; so glad to hear that good things were also going on in your body.
Today is mine and Ed's 42nd anniversary and we have Dylan here to help us celebrate it. We'll go swimming, play a little croquet and other fun things like that. I can't think of a better way to celebrate. I pray that you and Dewey will celebrate at least that many years together!!
I love you three.
ca USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 17:17:42 (CDT)
What FANTASTIC news!!!!! You could almost see the healthy GLOW over the internet pictures. So very glad it was real and your doctor gave you such "Amazing" news.
Continue to refresh in Florida. I was hoping to get to Atlanta to see you sometime soon and now with the possiblity of you going home in October that just bumps my plans up so I will see what I can do.
I will pass on the PRAYER WARRIOR news to those here in Auburn CA that are praying for you, we of course will not stop now! As I have been telling everyone if anyone can beat this DEBBIE will!!!!!!
Lots of Love and KIsses to you, Dewey and Aurora.
VA USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 14:51:18 (CDT)
Debbie, I am so thankful to hear such wonderful news! Ain't God good?! Our church group is praying for you. I know they will all be glad to hear such wonderful news when we meet tonight. It was good to read your update. I can feel your smiles and joy as I read the words you've written and it makes my heart sing. Have a great time in Florida!
WA USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 10:27:39 (CDT)
We are all doing a happy dance after hearing the good news from the visit to the doctor today! Praise God! I know that He gave you the good veins. And the mention of the "R" word is like a dream. Thank you God! Love and prayers continue on your behalf and especially for today they are prayers of thanksgiving!
GA USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 20:00:06 (CDT)
I worked here in Malibu on the London program with you right before Nancy Magnusson came on. I am sorry to hear about this latest struggle. I have lost a dad and sister-in-love to cancer, and I understand the pain and frustration. I will be praying for you and your family. May God bless your family and grow you all closer together. If there is some way that I can help out here in California, please let me know.
With His Peace & Love,
CA USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 10:33:52 (CDT)
I love Deidre's message about you two at the Bono concert. On saturday
On Saturday,I just told a former London student (she was in the program after
you left) about your time when Bono sent a drink over to you girls when you
were visiting Deidre in Dublin.
Debbie, I just want you to know that not only do Max and I continue to pray;
but Charlton continues to demand to pray for you all the time, exclaiming that
"I am a prayer warrior"! We also continue to tell other about you so that they can
weave you in a web of prayer.
Max and Amy Ellzey
ca USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 22:52:02 (CDT)
Hi there Debbie
Seven days now and counting until we run the "Race for Life" at Victoria Park in Leicester. There is a group of us and I am going to get some photographs taken which we will send to you.
I know Tuesday is results day - this morning we prayed that your results would astound us all - even so, you are in the hands of Him who made you. Keep positive.
Iris, Kettering, England
England - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 15:38:56 (CDT)
A big HELLO to you all!
This is Kate, whom you met on the flight Atlanta-Paris. I«m so glad to read that you arrived back to Atlanta safely. I hope you had nice neighbours during the flight! I«m thinking of you and will continue to pray for you all.
All the best,
Germany - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 12:07:05 (CDT)
Wow! How pictures bring back memories! I am so glad you guys got the chance to go home for awhile. I wish I was back in France with all of you again this summer. You look wonderful Debbie and Aurora is SO big!I'm excited that the CD project is going along so well. I can't wait to get a copy of it. Once again Debbie, you have inspired me and amazed me. Your writing on love was really empowering. (Sorry...I had to go back and catch up on awhile..time has been a little sparse this summer...I'm taking care of 15 month old twins!)Anyway... I love you and always have you in my thoughts.
ca USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 20:04:42 (CDT)
Sure do enjoy the pictures. I love to show them off to my
friends and family. Dewey, I think you should do a painting
of the photograph you took called "Heading Home" in your July
3rd update. It is so beautiful and so peaceful, and Debbie
with Aurora look like God's angles passing through! Thank you
so much for keeping us updated on the site. I would be very
anxious about Debbie without it. Deb, you are beautiful. Have
you been able to do any "juicing"? I have started again.
Love you all so much. Take care and have fun!
CA USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 15:32:56 (CDT)
Dear Deb, Dewey and Aurora,
Thanks so much for the Tour des France the last couple of weeks ... the beautiful faces and familiar places were a nice recall. Erin, Addie and Cameron were in Atlanta while you were away so you missed the kisses, hugs and laying on off hands ... those little hands are usually kind of sticky any way ... so there.
I'm so glad you were home and surrounded by all that beauty that is LeMeur ... there is really a lot more to that hill than stones, dirt and sun flowers isn't there!
Life isn't so bad in the duplex district of N. Richland Hills either! The kiddy-pool is cool, the neighbors are nice, our church totally rocks and I have a job that pays a living wage. Cameron turns three next month, Guests from Bulgaria are on the way, close friends just moved in not far away (Chris and Tiffany Guild & Eden (4) and Jordan (2) so we have free trade-off baby sitting for the 50 cent Tuesday night movies!
If you get a hankering for some fine Texas fare (is bar-b-que on your organic menue ... corn bread and beans? aw heck ... I'll mow the grass and add vinegar and olive oil) and some company tha will treat you riiight ... we're only an I20 and 15 hours away.
Welcome back to stateside
TX USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 14:51:50 (CDT)
Just a note to let you know you are still in our prayers. Just because i'm not at Tadpoles does not mean that I have forgotten about you. We do care so much and pray for you often.
ga USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 22:25:22 (CDT)
Mes Ch> riris,
Cela a ete une grande, une tres grande joie de vous revoir, d'etre recue chez vous, de partager vos repas, de partager le crucial moment du depart aussi.
Je vous aime tous les deux pour tout cet amour que vous dispensez, pour cette lumiere qui vous habite. Votre presence, sans que je comprennne tout a fait pourquoi ni comment, m'a apporte une joie qui depuis lundi me porte.
Merci Debbie, merci Dewey.
Chaque jour je vais prier, encore et encore pour vous.
Chaque jour, pour que Debbie guerrisse, pour que Dewey peigne, pour que tous les trois retrouviez votre maison bientot.
Embrassez votre merveilleuse petite Aurore pour moi.
FRANCE - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 16:52:56 (CDT)
We received a letter from Tami that gave us this address. We don't get on the computer much but wanted to write you. I also talked to Fiona and Bruce Smith in Northampton (now moved to Lubbock, TX so Bruce can attend Sunset) and she gave me a few more details of what is going on in yours, Dewey's, and Aurora's lives. We want you to know that we are praying for you and your family, all of your family. I can't imagine what it must be like for you but know you are strong through it all from what Tami wrote. That is such an example to all who know you I am sure including me.
I don't know if Tami told you or not but we just had our fourth baby, a girl (after 3 boys)!, and I was in the hospital for 2 months. They were telling me daily that my life was in danger and at times even the baby's but mainly mine. I had placenta previa centrale and could hemorage at any time with there being no possible way to stop it--or a transfusion was talked about and even the extraction of the uterus. I guess you could say I looked death in the face a little, not as you might be, but it was scary to me all the same and I was quite alone in the hospital only to be able to see Giuseppe 2 hours a day during visiting hours and the boys only when I could get up to go down to see them (we had to buy a wheelchair because I could not walk the whole two months). All this to say I did not handle myself well and it was even harder to pray and converse with God. I was quite disappointed and expected to do better. For this reason I say you are an example to me. Noone really knows how they will react when in certain situations and you have proved yourself to be such a woman of faith and courage. Our love is sent to you over the seas and we will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Love to all your family and give Tami a special hug for me! Love from all of us De Marcos--Giuseppe, Jennifer, Lorenzo, Luca, David, and Rachel
Giuseppe and Jennifer De Marco
Italy - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 10:27:22 (CDT)
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