MESSAGE FROM DEBBIE - Sun., May 13. 10:30 pm EST

I am so thankful to celebrate my third Mother's Day today. My first one was when Aurora was only days old and my own dear mother was there. I love being Aurora's maman. Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!! You have all been in my heart and on my mind. I want to thank each of you who fasted for me on Tuesday - it was so powerful - I had no anxiety or fear during any of the day. I had a great visit with my doctor and Kevin took wonderful care of me. I want you all to know that the slight side effects I experienced this time were even less than last time. There was no nausea at all! And only some back pain is just now returning, but it is less than before. After the 2nd day, I hardly had to nap at all. Praise God for listening and loving us so much. Your prayers and messages and thoughts constantly carry me through every day. I am amazed at all of the love and feel like I am swimming in a sea of love. I can't thank you enough. It is wonderful to be surrounded by so many beautiful people, and not to be alone at this time. May each of you feel my love too. I can't wait to be able to hug each of you some day soon. God bless you. Que Dieu vous benisse.

MESSAGE FROM DEWEY - Mon., April 30. 4:38 pm EST

A special thanks to David Walker, and every member of the church in Northampton England, for the wonderfull gift. I knew we were loved, but I had no idea how much. We are touched, and helped. God bless you who have blessed us.

Dewey Franklin

MESSAGE FROM DEBBIE - Thurs., April 19. 10:45 am EST

I wish I could hug each of you in person as I feel so much love from you and for you. Your messages and the thoughts and prayers you speak of going on as well are working wonders in me. They bring me such joy as I read them, as well as laughter and tears. I am moved by your love. And each day, and each "event" in this process of healing is made easier by this love. Your prayers beseeching God to heal me and your faith that He will, renew my own prayers and faith. When I look at Aurora's sweet little face, my resolve is strengthened and I thank God for all of you joining me in this prayer for healing. May He be glorified through all of this.

I want to thank those of you who continue to send messages of encouragement even though I haven't been able to respond to you individually or even in this space. You have carried me through this whirlwind of decisions and activity that is finally beginning to settle down. I hope to write here regularly now. There is so much I want to share with you all. Thank you for your patience.

It is day 6 after chemo and I woke up feeling so good - almost "normal"! Praise God with me for how well this first chemo treatment has gone. Nearly no nausea, a decent appetite, a reprieve from pain (due to the steroid I was given which has now worn off), and apart from bouts of fatigue (I nap several times a day) one wouldn't have any idea that I was unwell. I still have all of my hair but I understand with with Adriamycin (nicknamed the Red Devil), everyone loses their locks. I am planning to shave my head very soon. Please do pray for me as this will be an adjustment :) and one that I want to embrace. I plan to make the most of it. Pray for little Aurora - she uses my hair for comfort, rubbing it between her fingers to help her go to sleep. She has done remarkably well adjusting to giving up nursing, may this go as smoothly.

Thank you and may God bless you in so many ways.

Love, Debbie