Wednesday, August 29, 2007


This piece was written by Mendelt, Marisa's husband, on their blog, Life. I loved it and have stolen it, and with permission, am posting it here. I've made a few changes to make this my own. Those changes are in [brackets].

I am imagining along with them - for both of us. I imagine for my friend Meta as well who is a wonderful, compassionate woman who works with individuals with developmental disabilities.

I imagine...and pray... and trust.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Imagine there was a young wonderful mother of three [two] who led a good, kingdom furthering life and then cancer hit her, her family and those who love her?

Imagine that her family, friends, and church stormed the doors of heaven with prayers so that somehow this beautiful woman could live to see her kids grow old?

Imagine the much hopeful news about the growth of the cancer, the CT scans, the nuclear medicine tests didn’t reveal good news?

Imagine then after almost all hope was gone, after more than 8 [20] months of sickness, fatigue, frustration and against-the-odds-positive-attitude, after the laws of science and medicine were turned on their head, after the oncologists said that this was the last medical chance for healing, it was revealed that the cancer was gone?

Imagine then that God and Jesus were talking over a cup of tea (surely they wouldn’t drink coffee) about this inspirational servant that they spared only to see that the good work that was begun in this woman would be carried out until completion?

And that, because of the good work that could continue, it would send a ripple of hallelujah’s throughout the land that would resonate with those who really need to hear it?

Imagine? I am.


Bennetts said...

Beautiful! and always in our prayers.......

Anonymous said...

Hi Family:

Sean and I have just read through your August Blog and just loved the pictures. You all looked like you were having so much funa and there wasn't a care in the world.
Good for you.

Ryan will have good people working with him this coming year. Remember to put your fears and concerns in Gods' Hands. He never leaves our sides, even though it feels like it sometimes.

Oh did I mention that I got braces two weeks ago, and my teeth hurt. Oh did I mention that I got a tatoo on my inside right leg on Aug. 3. 2007, very painful but certainly worth it for me.

Enjoy your final days of summer 2007.

Jeff Burke said...

Hallelujah indeed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette,
I've been thinking (and praying) for you alot lately. (Did you sleep peacefully this morning as I drove into work? God and I had some discussions :) We haven't seen you much this summer as our holiday schedules are definitely from each other -- I miss you and your family. All I can add is "Hallelujah!"

See you soon -- Michelle

Mauzy said...

hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah!

Always thinking of you and always have prayers for you at the end of the day. And did I mention the cussing of cancer is intermingled in there too?

Mendelt said...

Hi Annette,

I re-read the 'Imagine' piece after my results day and found it to be almost prophetic. I'm not 'at the end' yet, there are a few more things they can do for me--apparently, but I don't they are thinking about getting me healed. But, according to our imaginings, that's when God 'steps in' and performs his miracle. :) I keep hoping right along with you.

See you in the miracle department!

Betsy said...

I will imagine with you! You are a part of a great network of Moms that have witnessed a lot of miracles in their days...

You are always, always in our prayers...

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited...

It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit.

Nicole said...

Annette, Adding in our prayers and gratefulness for you. I will also be praying for the boys' start of school. I love the pics! : )

Tara Marie said...

I am imagining.....and I love you