Friday, December 5, 2008

Back in Hospital - Uncooperating Bowels

Just a quick post to inform everyone that Shawndra is back in the hospital (St. Joseph's on State Line). Please, no visitors yet.

Her bowels just aren't cooperating these days. Fortunately, with an NG and lots of fluids, output via the ostomy has increased.

Although it's never fun being here, it was nice to see the familiar faces of the 4 North Oncology "crew" yesterday. Many of them remember Shawndra's stay from two years ago, and as recently as a few months ago.

Thank you for your prayers.
- Doug
Hello all -
Shawndra requested that I send another email out asking for prayers. The surgeon spoke to her this morning and said that there was not much she can do at this point. They suggested speaking with hospice at this point. It sounds like they will be putting in a pic line for feeding in order for Shawndra to get nutrition. As you can imagine, Shawndra is very emotional at this point, as are all of us. I tell you, I must be an excellent actress. I sit here and cry finding out this news and emailing you, then I turn around and treat my patients with a smile and joke with them. Truly a roller coaster of emotions! I would guess that they want no visitors at this point, but please call first and find out from Shawndra and Doug what they are ok with.
So, the point of this email is to request prayers. Pray for peace for Shawndra, for comfort, for salvation. Lift Shawndra, Doug, mom, dad, Ella, and our entire family in prayer. We all need lots of thoughts and prayers for strength, peace, comfort, and love.
I will be holding on to the following verse:
Psalm 18:2-3 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.

Thank you all!


Anonymous said...

Bless her heart, how frusterating.
Many prayers coming her way~
Take care,

Jerry Hough (Omaha) said...

Praying for a quick improvement and healing Shawndra. May God's peace and comfort lift up your hearts. Remember, Jesus is Emmanuel... God with us.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all at this most frustrating time. Be strong Shawndra.
Doug, thanks for the update and thanks for taking such good care of your precious wife. Come home soon!!

Kimberley said...

Thinking of you Shawndra.
I rarely comment, but always read!

Wishing you a speedy return home. xx

Anonymous said...

Praying for a quick recovery so that you can be home with your beautiful daughter!

Patty's said...

Continued prayer from the Patterson's. We feel every up and down with you and the family.
Beth Patterson

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you--Jill (Rilinger) V.

kelley said...

May this be a brief, but effective visit to St Joe. Quick in, quick out......literally! You are in our prayers daily, that peace comfort and healing are there for you soon.

Kellista said...


Cindy and I are praying for you to have a quick recovery! The verse of the day that came to my email this morning was from Psalm 9:10. It says "Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you." We claim God's power and authority in this situation that you will be home soon with cooperating bowels.

We're also praying God continues to give Doug and both your families strength and encouragement during this time. Please let us know if you need anything at all!


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that. Thank you for letting us know. We are thinking of you all!

The McRaes

Anonymous said...

Always in my prayers...

Love, Dustin

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, i'm praying for strength for you at this time. I know you are going through some very difficult times. May you feel comforted by your loving friends and family. thinking of you. Amy Graver Beers

Anonymous said...


Your sister in GA Naomi said...

Shawndra, my heart is aching ....Your in my me please when you feel up to it!
Love ya, I also emailed you personally and Andrea too : )

Anonymous said...

I love you.


Anonymous said...

I usually stay quiet on your blog, but I always read with great support. My prayers are with you and your family.

Cheryl Hirth Norwood

Anonymous said...

Sending you both lots of prayers.
Give Shawndra a hug from me!

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lindsay Sizemore

Cathy said...

Prayers r with u.

Cathy AR

Naomi your "sister" in GA said...

Prayer for my friend Shawndra

I will pray for you, my friend.
I will name you in my heart before God and ask all His blessing be upon you.
I will be concerned for your rising and your daily mood.
I will be sympathetic to your personal needs and desires in each day of your
I will wish you well in your learning, or your work, in your domestic round and
your leisure.
I will think of you at the close of each day and pray that God’s peace be with
If you have been especially kind or helpful to me then I will make my gratitude
known to you.
If you are in trouble or difficulty of any kind, or simply tired and worn down, I
will do all and anything I can to lift your spirits.
I will ache for you in your sorrows and disasters and rejoice with you in your
joys and triumphs.
I will love and care for you as I love and care for myself.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra and Family-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Keep Beleiving! We Love You!

The Mudge Family

Anonymous said...

Shawndra- I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and I will continue to do so! Take care of yourself. Amy Larkin Hopkins

mak said...

You are always in my thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

Praying hard and keeping you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Dearest friends

I keep having you in my prayers.
I tell many of my beloved ones about you and I' sure they pray for you, too.

I pray you can feel the love of all around you to give you the strength, keep your faith up, and even more now, as you send out such hard news to handle, because God is with you all.

Take good care of yourselves.

We wish from the deepest of our heart, she'll soon be able to make it home.

Let's believe in it.


Roswita and family

kelley said...

There are no words to let you all know how I feel. Know you are all in my prayers for peace, comfort and strength. We love you all!

Anonymous said...

May my prayers and good wishes be more comfort than my words. I will continue to pray for a miracle for you all.

Shawndra's life has already been a miracle. She has touched more lives than she understands, and helped more people than she can imagine.

Your friend in prayer,

jg in ca

Anonymous said...

Shawndra- I have followed your blog since it started, but have never commented. Your life and blog have been such an inspiration to my friends, family, and me. It has helped me keep life in perspective. It has taught me and helped me realize what is really important in life- true friends and family. I ran a marathon and thought about you the entire time as inspiration. It is with a heavey heart that I read this post, and I pray for a miracle. Every week I attend mass, and I light a candle for you and all who are fighting this battle with cancer. You have affected my life in the past two years more than you can ever imagine which I deeply thank you for. I think about you constantly and thank God for you and all you have done for me. I am constantly praying for you and your family during this difficult time. God bless all of you. Also, I have so enjoyed hearing about Ella. She is so adorable! Angie

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Marny

Vickie ( Kruse ) Wieberg said...

Dear Shawndra, I've only known you through this blog for awhile now but you have touched me greatly. I check on you & pray for you & your beautiful family, daily.
You are always in my thoughts & prayers. Keep your spirits high & trust in God.
You are a beautiful & amazing woman & mother.
Thank you for the update, Doug & Andrea. PLEASE keep us posted on our inspirational friend. God Bless you all, Vickie Wieberg in J.C., Mo.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra -

I have never posted but check in on you daily (since the Jennifer Ireland blog led me here). I felt like it was time to let you know that I, another interent follower, pray for you daily and will continue to do so, today & always!

Much Love & God Bless,

Anonymous said...

My thoughts a profound prayers are with you in this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in all the love and support that surrounds you.

God bless you all...
Sandi (Omaha)

Anonymous said...


I am so deeply saddened that you are going through all of this. I think of you and pray for you everyday. Like others who have commented, you have touched my life so much since I started following your blog. You have inspired me to be strong and optimistic when things get tough. You are an amazing human being!! You have a gift for writing. Your spirit always shines through.

I pray God will lift you and your family up during this difficult time and give you stength, peace and comfort. I pray that God surrounds you with his heavenly angels.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking about you all the time and am praying hard. I want you to know that I think you are an amazing woman. All through college, you were sweet, kind, and funny. I never saw you without a smile on your face. (Unless you were studying for some impossibly hard class that I as an English major would never dream of taking! Ha!) Your resilience is inspirational. As even through all this, you have been kind, gracious, determined, and faithful - still with a smile on your face. That's how I picture you now - with your beautiful smile and am hearing that cute laugh of yours. :-) This is so not fair that you are going through this and I wish I could take some of the pain away from you. Please know that I am here for you, praying hard for you and your family. Love, Hillary

Amberchlopaz said...

Oh no, not Shawndra. I feel this world cannot bear to lose such a wonderful soul. We need you, Shawndra. We need your sweet love. My heart is breaking at the thought of your not making it out to Omaha to see Dr. Foster, who seems to be such a miracle worker. Let us hope.... Love, Joyce

Anonymous said...

It is with a heavy heart that I read this latest email. I will continue to pray and hope for the miracle that Shawndra so deserves. You have touched my life Shawndra.
I have read your blog from day one and although we have never met, I feel as though I know you. You are one special gal and I know you have changed a lot of people through this blog and brought awareness to your disease as well and this was much needed. Thank you so much for taking us on this journey with you and allowing us to pray and support you!
Your faithful prayer warrior always!
Deb (LSMO)

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Wishing you all the best during this difficult time. Thinking of you, Shawndra!

I'll keep checking back.

Lisa said...

Shawndra, Doug and family

You all are in our prayers. I pray for comfort and peace for Shawndra. You are in the Lord's hands now. We will be thinking of you often.

God Bless,
The Circle's - Mark, Lisa, Ethan, & Katie

BKNR said...

Shawndra and all of the family,
I am thinking and praying for all of you. Stay strong and God Bless you.
Kristi E.

Anonymous said...

All my love, thoughts, and prayers are with you, Julie

Anonymous said...

I reached your blog through a friend of a friend of a friend...the prayer network is spreading. We here in Pennsylvania are praying for the healing that you so well deserve. May GOD bless you with strength and encouragement.

claire said...

I am praying and thinking of you all. Shawndra - I feel like I know you through your blog. I wish you peace and comfort!

Anonymous said...

I pray for peace for you and your family. May God's love surround you and comfort you.

Leisa said...

Shawndra, My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you and your family in his loving arms and bring you peace and comfort. Hang in there sweet girl. Many prayers will be coming your way. Leisa

Pepper Gerstner said...

You ask and you shall receive Shawndra.....
many prayers are coming your way!!!

Anonymous said...

My heart is so heavy as I read this today...HOWEVER...GOD IS IN CONTROL, no matter continue to have many, many who are praying day and night for you and your family.
Thinking of you....
Jess in Nebraska

Jodi (Lawrence, KS.) said...

Shawndra: My thoughts are with you and your family. I will continue to pray for a miracle! God Bless you all.

Sherri P eh said...

God bless you Shawdra, Doug & Ella. Love and prayers.

Bonnie said...

Sending you lots of prayers that everything works out. Thank you for your supportive husband for the latest updates on you and your daughter. God Bless, we love you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this tragic news.If it is your time,may God bless you with a quick and painless passing.May he comfort your family and stay by your daughters side as she goes thru life without you.I do not understand why God does things like this we just have to trust and have faith in his greater plan.You are a blessing to your family,friends and this world.I will pray for a miracle and or to find peace with this whole thing.Fight hard Shawndra!!! A big hug.

Michelle said...

Shawndra, Doug and family,

I am so saddened to hear this. I am praying hard for you all...


Anonymous said...

You all are always in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and stay strong.
Love always,
Michelle B

Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to you Shawndra, and to Doug, Ella, and all those who love you!

Prayers are also needed for the family of Stephanie Vest, whose blog many of us have also followed. Stephanie lost her battle with cancer a few days ago. Details regarding visitation and services appear at

SO many people love you, Shawndra! Please remember that, and find strength in the love and prayers that are being sent your way.

Paula said...

Know that we are thinking of and praying for you. Fight hard and stay strong. We love you!

Don MacLeod said...

Please know that we have Ella’s picture on our fridge so that when guests ask “whose child is that?”… we can tell them about you.

Hold Fast

Don MacLeod

Kaley said...

I, as well as my mom, have been keeping up with your blog and you have been on our prayer list for quite some time. We are wishing the best for you, Doug and Ella and you are all in our prayers as always.
Take Care,
Kaley and Susan Ostrander

Kerry said...

Praying for healing, comfort and peace tonight.

Geoff said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Shawndra. I hope you get well soon. Geoff

Ron Gutman said...

On behalf of the entire team at Wellsphere I would like to join with a prayer for Shawndra for a very quick recovery. We are looking forward to reading more wonderful posts from you that have been an inspiration and encouragement to so many other people who have read your blog.

Astraea said...

Praying so hard for all of you. Shawndra, you are so loved. Even by those of us who don't even "know" you. God is there. Even in our pain. He will see us through all of life's joys and pain.

Anonymous said...


Many prayers are being said tonight for you & your family.

Jennifer Teegarden

Lisa said...

I've got you in my prayers Shawndra. If you need anything...never hesitate to send an email. I'm just a quick trip down 435. Bummer you aren't at my hospital :-(


Lisa (San Mateo, CA) said...

I learned of your site some time ago from Jennifer Ireland's site, and I've never commented but I've followed your progress. I just wanted to finally let you know how much I think of you and your family. I admire your strength and endurance through everything you've been through and I want you to know you have been an inspriation to me.

Vandra said...

My first post here...Internet-shy. But I read often and you've been in my thoughts and prayers daily. I am always inspired by your courage and your spunk. =) May you, your dear parents and all your family find strength, comfort and peace within.
With love...

Svitak Family said...

Praying and thinking of your whole family!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you this morning and hoping you had a quiet, restful night.

We are off to church where you and your family will be at the front of my mind and in the center of my heart.

Love to you, now and always!

Brandi aka Betty Boop :)

Anonymous said...

You need to know, Shawndra, how much you have helped people like me, 30 years older than you, who, too, have fought a cancer battle.Whenever I am thinking I need a "pity party", I just go to my computer and read your blog. I always feel so uplifted by your humor, your strenghth, your faith, and your drive. I know you will not give up unless you have no choice. May God bless your beautiful little daughter, husband, and your entire family. Andrea, thanks for the update. Having a sister who I adore, I can only imagine what you are going through. We all love Shawndra even though most of us have not met her. I did, however, have the pleasure of meeting her once at KCCC-South. She is one of a kind! Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Of course your entire family is in our prayers, and we'll get our Ascension family to pray as well. Try to remember God loves us and has a plan for us and He will take care of us if we put ourselves in His hands. Please let us know if you need anything.

Love, the Cures

Calebs Mom said...

Shawndra and Doug
Praying for you. Please let us know how Shawndra is doing. May the lord comfort and keep you at peace at this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Like many others here, I have read your blog but never commented. You are and have truly been an inspiration to so many. You are in my prayers daily, as are your family.
Lisa Sickles

Robin said...

I seldom comment but always read and you are always in my prayers. I pray a speedy recovery for you. God Bless You!!!

Anonymous said...


I am still praying for the miracle that you so deserve. Never give up hope. You and your family are always in my prayers.
With love and hope,

Anonymous said...

As you look through the list of folks that are reading your blog and answering your call for prayer, you know you are loved! You are an amazing woman, a wonderful wife and mother, and we are all praying for healing.
We love you,
Terry and Dell

Karen said...

Another lurker...reading but not commenting...until now. I pray for you and your family only blessings of hope and miracles.
Look to the Lord for strength and comfort, today and for all eternity.
Shawndra... you are a very special person who has blessed each and every one of us who reads your blog.

God bless you and your lovely family!

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers and hugs from Minnesota. Love you, Dawner

Anonymous said...

Shawndra and family... you have been in my thoughts constantly. I am praying for you my dear.

My love, Mandy (Hamlin) Featherston

Anonymous said...


Thank you for having Doug call me to come up yesterday. Spending time with you is the best gift anyone could receive this holiday season.
I had fun looking over all of those old photos and just talking. The shampoo cap was quite an experience, as well. I love that the doc on call thought you were busting out a new fashion!
You will forever be in my heart and on my mind. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, Doug, Ella and Family,

May each of you find strength and courage through this difficult fight. You're in my prayers.

Faith, Hope and Peace to each of you.


Paulette said...

I am so sad, you have been through so much and you are such a brave precious woman. I am a better person because I come here and am blessed by you.
May God touch your body and bless you and your dear family.
Love and praying for you in Texas.
Blessings precious Shawndra

Michele said...

Shawndra, I hope you don't mind I posted on the CC that you need prayers. I am praying so hard for you. You are so loved by so many.

Rebecca said...


I've been following your blog for a while now, but have never commented before. I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you, Doug, Ella & your entire family. You all will remain in my thoughts & prayers.


cschmiedt said...

Shwandra, Doug, Ella, Andrea, Carol, Gary

I've been searching for news since Doug and Andrea wrote last.
We want you to know how much we care andlove you all.

If Dustin went over to spend some time with Shwandra, that's great.

We have you all in our prayers and our hearts.

Take good care of yourselves.

God is with you all.



Terra said...

Dearest Shawndra and Family,

Words cannot express how saddened I am at this news. I continue to pray that your miracle comes, as your family is most deserving of this! May God grant you comfort and peace while your prayer warriors are hard at work!

My heart and prayers are with you all!

Terra Shover

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, as somebody who only "knows" you from the internet I felt I needed to tell you how much I admire you. Throughout this battle you have kept your sense of humor and have been able to live your life with this disease, instead of letting this disease live your life for you. And through all of this I'm so happy that you have found the Lord. I know your peace, strength and grace will come to you through Him. I will pray for you and your family. And I will pray for that miracle of healing. I know firsthand somebody who wasn't able to be helped by conventional medicine but began an experimental trial and is still here! Take care! Joan

Pam said...

I have never commented but have followed your blog from the beginning. You are and have always been in my prayers. I am praying you a speedy recovery rom this latest set back so you can come home to spend Christmas with Ella and Doug.

Paulette said...

Good morning Shawndra,
I awoke early and God vividly has put you on my heart. I have been praying for you this past hour, that the Lord would give you a peace that would pass all of your understanding. A peace that only HE can give as a gift to one of his children.
I pray that you will have that kind of peace and can reach out for it, and it brings comfort.
Doug I pray for you and Ella as well, may you reach out for that peace as well. I am praying for your whole extended family. Shawndra you have touched me more than you will know. You are such a precious soul.
I pray that you have the assurance in Christ, so he will give you comfort.

Melony said...


This post comes as a complete shock!! I pray that God will give your body the strength to heal and your mind the peace that it needs to get through this difficult situation. I am praying that you are home for Christmas to celebrate the holiday with your sweet little girl..

Anonymous said...

Shawndra and all of the Family,
Prayers and hugs coming to you from Minnesota. Shawndra, you have been such a trooper. God is waiting for you with open arms and we are all holding you in our arms until you reach him.

Love to you all,
Julie (jill's mom)

Dana said...

Lifting you up in prayers Shawndra. May you and your family find strength in the Lord.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a long time now, but have never commented. You are a woman of amazing strength, and I pray for you daily. I have been checking the blog constantly for an update, and I will continue to pray that God wrap you in his loving arms, as he is always at your side.

In thought and prayer,
Kilee Sanders
Derby, KS

Susan said...

Sending many prayers your way.....God Bless you all!


Tanya Yoder said...

God Bless You & your family Shawndra as you face this very difficult time...remember HE is with you always! I don't comment but always read...just want to make sure you know how much of an impact you are making. You are such a strong, brilliant, caring are touching so many lives by sharing your own. I can only strive to be as courageous, thoughtful, and faithful as you. Thank you so much Shawndra for being you!! You always take care of everyone else...take this time to focus on you and your family. Prayers are out in full force for you!
Tanya - Omaha, NE

Anonymous said...

I will expect miricales as we have for our friend Steph Vest. May you be surrounded by family and feel all the love and prayers coming in for you. Prayers from St. Louis

Vickie Wieberg said...

Dear Shawndra, Checking on you again this Monday morning as I have been all; weekend.
I have been praying for you & thinking of you & it sounds like you are doing o.k. from your friend, Dustins comment. That helps.
I hope to hear something from you soon. Just know you are in so many thoughts & prayers. With love, Vickie Kruse Wieberg`

Anonymous said...


Although I don't make my presence known very often, I am and have been here. I truly don't even know what to say. It's not fair. I want so badly for you to be healed of this disease. I will continue to pray for you and your family and for a miracle. I know God can do it. I hope you are well enough to go home soon and spend time with your precious Ella.

Still here and praying,
Christy Harrell

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, your blog helped convince me to have a colonoscopy for my own issues. We've never met, but I am thankful to have discovered your blog. Your positive attitude through adversity has been an inspiration to me to keep my own attitude in check. My prayers are with you and your family.
JP in Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know about Stephanie Vest.

I am so sorry what is going on there. I have had tears all day for all of heart is with you as always. Sue

kitty said...

Shawndra and Family,

I to just wanted to let you know I am here praying for you and your family!!!
God Bless You All


Anonymous said...

Dear Shawndra,

We are praying extra hard for you these days. May you find comfort and peace in those around you. Please know you are loved by many and an inspiration to us all.

With all our love,
Debby, Mark, Katie and Anna

Anonymous said...

I'm another who reads about you all the time, but doesn't comment. It's strange, because I know that we would get along great if we "knew" each other...but I only know you through this blog! Your story has touched me so much. I have a son who is Ella's age, and my heart just breaks for you right now. I do pray that you will know the peace that only Jesus can bring you. At this, the most difficult, unfair, heart wrenching time of your life, I hope you know how much the Lord loves you, and wants to bring you peace by trusting in Him. Even though I live halfway across the country, I hope you can feel the prayers and love I send you! God Bless you Shawndra, and your family too.

Mister John said...

I'm praying for you guys tonight. Please please please let this pass. :(

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra: Just checking in on you this Monday Afternoon hoping for a positive update. I continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless You! Jodi from Lawrence, KS.

Suan-Nesha Fuller said...

I just wanted to send you a message to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. Jessica forwarded me the update on your blog. I had not heard in awhile how you were doing (guess that's because I have been gone from Mercy for over a year). But I remember when Angie H. would give us updates. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. You are a very sweet, genuine, caring, patient and loving person. I had to smile when I thought of you being patient...Remember way back when you were precepting me as a care that seems so long ago. P.S. I can't believe how big Ella has gotten. She is beautiful! Just like her mother. God Bless You! Nesha

jg in CA said...

Shawndra, Doug, Ella, Andrea, the Beauchamp and Turner families, and those who love you all:

Know that you are in the prayers and thoughts of more people than you can imagine. May our energy and prayers surround you during this unimaginably difficult time.

You are not alone.


Jen Thomson said...

Lifting your entire family up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

I do not know you, and I am not normally a person who prays, but I am praying hard for you and your family. I cannot imagine how difficult these times must be but I pray you make it through and are able to spread your word and touch more people! But I hope that you know you have touched my life in ways you cannot imagine. Thank you for your blog and thank you for opening my eyes to why we should enjoy life and embrace what we have been given! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I have been asking all of my friends and my family to add you to their prayers. We pray for you and think of you and your family all the time. You now have some more prayers coming to you from Colorado. Someone on your blog commented this and I think they are right, expect miracles, just like with Stephanie. May God comfort you and bring you and your family peace.

Love and prayers from Colorado,
Susan(Beaver), Ken, Rachel and Jake McRae

Lynn said...

Shawndra - I've been following your blog since shortly after my husband was diagnosed with CC but have only commented maybe once before.....I want you to know that my prayers have been and will continue to be with you, Doug, and that precious little doll of yours. I hope you do not mind that I ask for prayers on my blog as well.

I've been so impressed at your strength as you've battled this disease and can only hope that it is helping you today.

Astraea said...

Just wanted to say I'm thinking about you guys. I check about 30 times a day for an update. You're in my prayers. We'll keep pounding on Heaven's doors for a miracle.
Much Love,

Anonymous said...

God is with you. Prayers are being said for you. Love is all around you. May God bless you and your wonderful family.

Becky in Missouri

Anonymous said...

I pray for you shawndra and your family, that you will find comfort, strength and peace that passes understanding. You are an inspiration to so many!

jen from MI

Anonymous said...

prayers from MN. hang in there.


Claudia said...

Hello Shawndra-
I have not seen you in about 20 years. we used to ice skate together at Foxhill and were in the ice capades together if you can remember those days. ANyway, I am now married to danny goldenbaum whom you went to highschool with and am friends with many girls you grew up with which is how I heard of you blog. I have been reading all your amazing posts and tough journey you have been through the last couple years. I just wanted to say you are in our thoughts and prayers and wishing you a quick recovery and safe trip home.
lots of love-
claudia calderon

Sherri P eh said...

Continued love and prayers Shawdra.

Nat said...

Shawndra and family,

This is Natalie, your friend from 4th grade, Mrs. Otey's class and many slumber parties. I am so saddened to hear of your battle with cancer. I have spent the last few minutes looking at your photo albums and see that you have a beautiful family and a wonderful husband- I'm so happy for that. I pray that you will hold fast to them and know that so many people are thinking of you and praying for you. I send you hugs from San Diego,
Natalie Shearer Chiles

Astraea said...
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Christy said...

Shawndra and family ~ I, like so many others, have followed this blog for well over a year, but rarely post. I just wanted to let you all know I am saddened to read the latest update. I was shocked to read an update with the word "hospice". Sending lots of love and prayers your way. praying for a miracle...praying for Peace for all of you, but espcecially for Shawndra.
love, Christy

Paulette said...

I hope someone can please let us know how Shawndra is soon?? I am praying hard and it is also hard not hearing anything. We love you precious Shawndra.

Anonymous said...

Oh, please post an update when you can. Even though I have never met Shawndra personally, I was led here from Jen Ireland's blog and have checked in daily since then. I AM PRAYING HARD FOR YOU BEAUTIFUL SHAWNDRA. Christy in Tampa

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you and your family.

Katy Z

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for you, Shawndra, and your sweet husband and all of your family and friends during this difficult time. Know that the Lord loves you so much and that only He knows the ultimate plan for your life! How comforting to know that it is all in His hands and He is in control of everything.

Much love to you!
Stephanie, a faithful blog reader since you started this blog nearly two years ago

Anonymous said...

Dearest Shawndra and family,
I have been your angel of prayer for over a year now....reading and posting time and time again....only today I read the post of your dear sister and have found my strengths falling away from me.....I pray the good Lord will bring you comfort and peace...for Doug and Ella much strength and love during this trying time for all of you....Please dear Lord have a miracle for this dear family....a time of healing for all of them....With christian love and friendship, your angel of prayer in KC,MO....Jen Miller

Anonymous said...

Dear Shawndra,
I am so sorry that this has happened to you, my heart aches for you - for your family. You are an inspiration and a reminder of the preciousness of life... a true gift to me. May you be filled with strength, peace and happiness.

Hope, love and prayers,
Meg Heimovics Kumin

Vickie Wieberg said...

Dear Shawndra, It is Wed. now & I am checking in on you & WISH we all knew how you were doing. I'm sure you & your family are busy & no news may be good news!! Im hopeful.
Prayers & love from J C Mo., Vickie Wieberg

Anonymous said...

Stay strong Shawndra. You are such an inspiration to us all. You have blessed our lives with your humor and strength during your trying times. I am so happy you have such a wonderful husband that is there for you. Keep fighting as long as you can. God Bless you, your family and your sweet Ella.


Anonymous said...

Hope to ehar an update so worried about Shawndra and family...Many thoughts of you during this time!

Tracy: said...

Thinking of you and PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING, for your sweet family!

Donna said...

Shawndra, My thoughts and prayer are with you, Doug, Ella, and your family's and friends. I send all of you hope and Strength.

Anonymous said...

Praying Hard for you Shawndra and for your family. May God Bless you with the Strength you need at this time.
Hospice is SUCH a wonderful assistance for families. It provides so much for so many. I could have NEVER gotten through a recent death of my loved one without the CARE and Compassion from Vitas Hospice. It is a WONDERFUL service and I pray for many blessings for you at this time.