Monday, September 27, 2010


On a daily basis, we are humbled and awe-inspired by the magnitude of generosity our family is being given. In countless ways, friends, family members and total strangers are blessing us daily.

Thousands of people, mostly strangers, are praying for our daughter's healing and our strength across the globe. We get emails and messages from strangers in countries that we have never even visited who have been touched by the strength our honey-girl. We are thankful and we are humbled.

Neighbors, friends, acquaintances, and friends-of-friends that we have never met have opened up their hearts and homes, as well as, lovingly shared their resources with us. We get meals every evening, our dog is walked, our home is cleaned, our hearts are filled with love with each card, text, and email wishing us peace and strength. We are thankful and we are humbled!

Colleagues and mentors, many of which we have honestly done little for, are pouring their love and support into our lives, literally changing the course of our desperation with the smallest of gestures. We are thankful and we are humbled.

Our families and dearest friends, although some very far away, remind us constantly (sometimes hourly) that we are not alone, that we are loved, that our family is cherished, that they stand next to us, carrying this heaviest of crosses, unwavering with commitment to us in our greatest hour of need. We are thankful and we are humbled!

Our life has been obliterated in practically every aspect. Just when we think things can't get worse, they do. For a while there, I began fearing that my heart would be hardened to the cruel circumstances surrounding us, but God is good!!! He has surrounded us with an army of family, friends, and strangers who are ceaselessly praying for and loving us. How can my heart harden when this is what is happening? How can I do anything other than offer the deepest, widest, and most brilliant of "Thank Yous!" to all who have shown us the most amazing generosity. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are all God's angels in our lives and we thank Him for you and pray for only health and joy for you and your loved ones!!



  1. It is a privilage to walk this journey with you! This is an aspect of the body of Christ the non-believer can not understand and desperately needs! Joe and I have just started teaching the 4th grade S.S. at church and Sunday was about Naaman and Elisha and talking about God being our Healer, Jehovah Rophe. As a class we are committing to pray for Nina and your family each week. God bless you today, dear Rosy and family!

  2. We live in Turlock and know grandpa Gordy from MVC. We both wear the "Prayer for Sonja" bracelet and that blue bracelet reminds us to pray for Sonja AND Nina and a dear friend of our's in Riverbank who has cancer. We told Gordy about that on Sunday and we hugged with tears in our eyes. Your openness about your rough journey is such a blessing to hundreds across the world! God bless you, Colette and Jay Our prayers are with you many times a day!