1.21.2013

finish strong.

Growing up, whenever my siblings or I were nearing the end of a semester, 
my dad would inevitably encourage us to
finish strong.

I haven't written anything on my blog yet about my dad's fight against cancer.
And I don't intend to write much about it.

But today is his last session of chemo, 
and this is his last week of radiation.

So, Dad, from all of us kids -

[My family put together a calendar to encourage Dad each day of his treatment.]

Please join me in praying my dad through the homestretch.
He'll go back for an evaluation in a month,
and we are fully trusting God that the cancer will be gone.

14 comments:

  1. Praying with you! What an amazing daughter you are. Finish strong!

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    1. Thank you for your prayers, Sara. He's an amazing father.

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  2. This is a wonderful idea, and although I'm sad to hear your dad is battling cancer, I'm glad I know about it so that I can pray for his healing, and strength for each moment while he strives for it.

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    1. Thank you so much for praying, Erin!

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  3. Praying for a strong finish and full recovery for your dad!

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  4. Sherrie Staines1/21/13, 3:49 PM

    This totally brought me to meltdown. You Bannisters are an amazing family of light and love and encouragement to one another, and a blessing to those of us on the outside looking in.

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    1. Thank you, Sherrie - I appreciate the encouragement greatly.

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  5. Lovely Rachel. How come you didn't share the page with your little baby bottoms with the message, "soon this will be behind you?" ;-)

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    1. Yikes. I hope this is Mom. Otherwise... how many people have seen this picture?

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  6. wait til your dad reads his card this week.... continued prayers for him and your whole family!
    katie beth

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    1. love your weekly encouragement. you're a blessing to our family. :)

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  7. so very difficult to watch someone you love in discomfort. lots of prayers for uncle rog and your family. hugs.

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    1. it is indeed. thanks for your prayers mar.

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