Monday, July 21, 2014

Readjusting

     My apologies, Hazel supporters, for being MIA this last month, however I think it has been for good reasons!  First, Hazel has been feeling so unbelievably well, that we spent much of the last half of June reconnecting as a family and making sure we all spent some quality time together before the new baby was to make his or her arrival.  We have been in constant states of readjusting for the last year-and-a-half, and we know that that phase of our life is not quite over, so we wanted to take the opportunity, before having to readjust once again, to make up for the lost time we have had together as a family.  We've spent many hours playing dress-up, going to the pool, seeing movies at the theater, playing outside, picnicking, and much more.  We celebrated an anniversary, Independence Day, and Aaron's Emmy Nomination (which allowed for a VERY nice evening out!), and completion of Hazel's daily injections!  It has been an absolutely glorious time!  


     Then on July 10th at 6:37pm, we welcomed our fifth child, Zoey Sophia to our family!  God has used her arrival in such a tremendous way and has brought such life to our family and those around us and we are so thankful He blessed us with this surprise!
 

     Now this week, we humbly come before all of you once again and ask for your support and prayers.  Hazel will be having her end of treatment tests.  She will have her scans on Wednesday and her bone marrow biopsy on Friday. Because we have been so busy, these tests have been in the back of my mind and just snuck up on me.  Now that they are here, I am in a bit of a panic.  I trust that our loving God has her in the palm of His hands, and whatever happens, He will continue to be faithful in carrying our family through.  But if I am being completely honest, I am petrified at the possibility of this cancer coming back.  I desperately want my daughter to have clear scans, for now and for the rest of her life and I pray and I pray and I pray that this is His will!  We should know the results sometime this week or next and I will let you all know right away!  

25 comments:

  1. prayers are always coming to such a great God loving family. what a beauty you have added to your family and my little nut prayers and a big hug

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  2. Congratulations on the baby and Emmy nomination!
    Prayers for Hazel and your family!

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  3. Congratulation on baby n prayers coming your way

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  4. So Happy for you guys!! We will praying for Hazel and trusting in God everything is going to be good.

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  5. Congratulations on ur precious baby girl. I pray that the tests for Hazel have good results.

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  6. Thinking of you all and always wishing the best for Hazel and your family. xoxo Big Zoe and family :)

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  7. Love and prayers for your family!!! You have a gorgeous family, Lauren!

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  8. My prayers continue for little Hazel and her wonderful family! You are doing a beautiful job handling all that has been thrown your way! Your love for God and family is a rare quality and I pray for our chilren to be blessed with a family like yours!

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  9. Prayers and more prayers heading your way, I pray He will give you peace and strength as you await the results. Wonderful to see such happy joyful pictures of your beautiful family. Love and blessings from KL xx

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  10. Always Always Praying For Your Family and Beautiful Hazel!!! Always! Those scans and test are going to be NED!!!!

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  11. Just out of curiosity did you save the baby's cord blood just in case god for bid hazel gets sick again?



    Prayers to your family!!

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  12. How nice that you and your husband had an evening out! You are a knockout in that lovely green dress! That new baby girl looks exactly like you, Many blessings and prayers to your very beautiful family.

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  13. Marilyn SchillerJuly 22, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    May God be with all of you...

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  14. I pray for and think about Hazel daily. Love that smile!

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  15. Prayers for your beautiful girl.

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  16. Praying for all of you. Congrats on the new baby..You have a beautiful family.

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  17. May the peace that transcends all wash over you Lauren and may the power of faith of all who are aware and praying bring forth God's ultimate power of healing lovem May forever and always Hazel live her life not only cancer free but live a long and prosperous life filled with purpose. Glory be to God. Love Monica C.

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  18. Congratulations on your new baby and prayers continue for your family!

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  19. Blessings to you and your family. I know you have endured endless trials, but your faith has kept you strong. Congratulations on that blessed gift of a new baby girl, cherish all of your children. We pray Hazel will have results that are CLEAR of any cancer. Gods blessings.

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  20. Congratulations on your newest addition Zoey - she is beautiful. Prayers & love sent to you always Miss Hazel & your family. God Bless,

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  21. Congratulations on your new beautiful daughter Zoey! What a joy it was to read your post telling about all the wonderful "normal" thing you have been able to do for the past month. Thanking God today for allowing your family this time of fun, laughter and love. Without hospital stays,or visits for you and your family. God has been with you this past year and a half. I am praying for clear test results for Sweet Hazel! God bless you all!

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  22. Tears of joy over those baby pictures, just so precious! Praying for clear scans and your peace and comfort during this time. Thank you for the update, I cannot imagine how incredibly busy you are! God bless and so many prayers!!!

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  23. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
    "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise." Jeremiah 17:14
    "The centurion answered and said, 'Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.' " Matthew 8:8
    Lord, thank You for Your peace to calm in difficult circumstances. And the power of Your Word to heal and bring confidence. Our prayer is for every person in this family be in good health, sound mind, and spirit of joy. Please bring the good word that Hazel is healed Lord. Please speak that which brings healing. We pray Your will be done Lord and praise You, Your Word, and Holy name. Amen!

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  24. Lauren & Aaron-
    Congratulations on your beautiful new addition! Continued prayers for your entire family,as well as for Hazel's health. She is always in my prayers! And kudos to Aaron on his accomplishment!
    Glad to see the family all together!
    God Bless <3

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  25. Oh sweetie I pray for sweet Hazel and all of you every day! XOXO <3

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