Friday, August 27, 2010

An Update!

Hello Dear Friends!

I apologize for my lengthy absence from blogging! My brother and I started school on August 2nd, and ever since then, we have been quite busy.
As most of you know, my grandmother was diagnosed with acute leukemia several weeks ago. She is now in a wonderful hospital, which is approximately two hours away from our home. For seven days, she received chemo therapy treatments non stop. Tuesday was her last day of treatment. The side affects of the chemo have now come, and we are praying that the Lord will help her body recover. We talked to her through Skype yesterday, and she seems to be doing quite well... Praise the Lord!
We found out some wonderful news on Wednesday. My grandmother needs to have a bone marrow transplant, and to do the operation, she needs a donor who's bone marrow matches hers. My great uncle (my grandmother's sweet brother) had a blood test done almost two weeks ago, to see if his bone marrow would match hers.

Siblings have the highest chance of being a match for bone marrow. With that being said, there is only a 25% chance of a sibling being a match!
If the sibling doesn't match, the patient has to try and find another donor. The statistics shown on a "stranger" being a match is 1 in 100,000.

The Lord is so good... My great uncle IS A MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are all so grateful to the Lord for His goodness. We have been praying so much lately, that God would perform a miracle in my grandmother's life!
To perform the bone marrow transplant, her cancer has to go into remission... Next week, she will be getting a bone marrow biopsy, which will tell us if the chemo therapy took her cancer away. *Praying hard that the cancer will be gone!!*
If the cancer is in remission, the doctors will complete the bone marrow transplant right away. If the cancer is not in remission, the doctors will give her more chemo therapy treatments.

God has a wonderful plan, I know that is the truth. We are trusting in Him completely! Thank you all for your prayers, and I will update you all on my grandmother after the bone marrow biopsy!

I plan on posting some recent photographs sometime this weekend!

Your Sister In Christ,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applesauce Muffins

Hello Dear Friends!

First, I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments you left on my previous post. Each and every one of the birthday wishes blessed my mama greatly. She really enjoyed reading them!

Before I share the Applesauce Muffin recipe, I would like to give you all an update on my grandmother. As most of you know, she was diagnosed with acute leukemia about two weeks ago. She will be going to a hospital tomorrow to get a heart test, and also a bone marrow biopsy. On Tuesday, she will be going in to start her treatments. She will be in the hospital (which is a few hours away from our home) for a few months. If everything goes smoothly with the treatment, she will then receive a bone marrow transplant. We are praying that the Lord will heal her through this treatment, and that He will lessen her pain through the whole process! Thank you all for your prayers. I would appreciate it if you would continue to pray for my sweet grandmother! Thank you so much!

Now, I would like to share a recipe with you that I made yesterday in my Home Economics class. The recipe comes from A Beka's Family Consumer Sciences book.

~Applesauce Muffins~
Oven Temperature: 350°
Bake Time: 20 Minutes

• 2 cups flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1 cup chunk-style applesauce
• 1 egg
• 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Topping Ingredients
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Place paper liners in a muffin pan.
3. In small bowl, combine topping ingredients; set aside.
4. Combine dry ingredients, except topping ingredients and raisins; set aside.
5. Combine wet ingredients- oil, applesauce, and egg, mix well.
6. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix just until moistened.
7. Fill cups 2/3 full; sprinkle with topping.
8. Place muffins in the oven; Bake for 20 minutes.


Your Sister In Christ,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Birthday...

...To my dearest mother!

To My Sweet Mama,

May the Lord bless you on your special day. You are such a wonderful mother and wife, and I am so thankful for you! Thank you for all your love and support. You are a true example of a Proverbs 31 woman... A beautiful woman who loves God with all her heart, and who raises her children as God wants her to. Daddy is so fortunate to have you as his wife. May the Lord continue to immensely bless you, dear Mama. You are so very precious to my heart!

Your Daughter,