I am finally able to share a prayer request that has been on my mind and heart for a few weeks now, but has just been made public. Please pray for my husband's cousin, Cory - he went through a battle with cancer in 2007 and 2008, as a young, newly married man. He was pronounced clean, and had a year or so without any symptoms, and we all rejoiced.
Unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with cancer again. He has had back pain for a while, and was finally diagnosed with cancer on June 18th. He is now on chemo and waiting for his cancer to go down enough that he can have a stem cell transplant. Cory has also been having occasional seizures, which may be related to the cancer or the medication he is on. For more details on how to pray for Cory and his family, you can visit them at their CaringBridge site.
I can't imagine being a young married couple and dealing with cancer as a part of your everyday life, can you? Cory and his wife Callie have been on my heart and in my prayers so much lately - I am so thankful that they are allowing God to be glorified during this difficult trial - what an amazing example to me and my little trials!
I also wanted to ask you to continue to pray for Sophia. She is still receiving chemotherapy, and it makes her very sick. As you can imagine, her parents are having a difficult time watching their sweet baby daughter go through this disease, as well as the way she suffers from the chemo. You can read their Caring Bridge updates here.
I am so thankful that I have a place where I know that when I post something like this, there will be people I have never met (and people that I have!) praying around the country for my family and friends - the internet is such a blessing, isn't it?