Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Today at 3:00, Piper will complete her last dose of chemotherapy and will be leaving the hospital. Chad and I have a 5:00 phone consultation with Dr. Leung who is heading the NK cells clinical trial at St. Jude. We have a variety of questions regarding their treatment and Pipers care that we will be asking him before making the decision to continue seeking this thing called cure or to bring our girl home and enjoy the fabulousness she is.

Our biggest fear is making the "wrong" decision, though in my heart I know we are seeking God and in the there cannot be anything except His peace and direction. Please pray we feel those two things. And please do pray for that miracle that God is so very capable of... I ache to have Him use Piper as a testimony.

For those of you who cannot see mu Piper... She is very much still the girl she was last week. She is happy and is totally oblivious to the worry surrounding her. More than ever I am praising God that Piper never seems to be symptomatic. Her blasts are dropping as her white count responds to the chemo and I imagine that is helping any pain she may have had when she relapsed.

It is because of Pipers healthy demeanor that I am struggling with correlating the beast in her body with the beauty she resounds with. Only Gods clarity will ever help us decide this horrendous of a choice.


  1. I know I've never met Piper, but she has touched my life so much as I've followed your blog. I haven't stopped praying for y'all, and won't.

  2. When I was praying for Piper earlier, I prayed that exact same thing. God let her be the one who tells the awesome testimony of your power to restore. Praying that the leukemia is absorbed in the cross.

  3. Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

    Praying that God will direct you to the right or to the left and that you will have resounding peace in your decision. Praying, always praying. Much love from Rome.

  4. Praying 1 Corinthians 14:33 over you and your sweet little treasure. Thank you Jesus for being a God of PEACE and not a God of disorder. I know He will lead you to the decision that is filled with peace. I can't even fathom having to be at the cross roads that you all are at and having such a decision lie heavy on your hearts. Follow His peace. Peace is not always fun, easy or imaginable but it is of God. I am Fervently approaching the throne of grace with much confidence on your behalf. Piper's story has ministered to so many and that legacy will forever continue. She truly is a little heavenly treasure that all are able to enjoy!

  5. It's Kelli, Emily's mom, we met at Scottish Rite. I am praying for you, but I also want to help in some way so please do not hesitate to contact me @ kelligoede@yahoo.com. There are no limitations, so even if the request seems like too much, please tell me so I can try to make it happen, please.

  6. come on Piper you can do it and fight this awful thing. come on god please give Piper a break and grant that miracle.praying for you.......

  7. Praying for you all today. Know that we are holding you close in our hearts and that God is holding you close with his great big powerful hands.