Brock Rocks

December 14, 2011

Dec 14 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:51 pm

A story:

A few days ago Jay was changing Brock’s clothes and when he took his shirt off they started talking about his port. Brock said something about it hurting (when they access it to give chemo).

Jaycie was in the dining room coloring -totally NOT a part of the conversation. When she heard them she piped in with “Brock, do you know why they do that?” Brock asked “Why?” and Jaycie answered with a time-of-the-day-tone-of-voice “To keep you alive.” Brock just said “o-tay” and went right back to playing.

It might sound sad or sick or even a little bit morbid to you but Jay and I thought it was hilarious. It took everything we had to not laugh in front of them. I would imagine that our friends who have kids with cancer might be able to see the humor in it too.

Please continue to pray for our friends with the 2 sick daughters. The baby, Lucy, is having surgery tomorrow to get a feeding tube like Brock’s and to have a fundoplication done. Jay and I know how hard it is to be in the hospital this time of year and our hearts are hurting for them.


  1. Yeah, this is all just normal for them. Well, it works for me–I think I would have laughed too!

    All our hearts are breaking for your friends. We will continue to lift them in prayer.

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — December 14, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

  2. Do they have a church family? Can our class do something for them?

    Comment by Rita Marple — December 14, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    • They do have a church family but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t also do something for them…

      Comment by Vanessa — December 15, 2011 @ 10:27 am

  3. I’m so glad to add your friends daughters to my prayers. As far as Brock and Jaycie’s conversation, it is amazing how everything can be put into perspective when seen through the eyes of a child. God bless those children and you parents who live with these issues daily. You’ve opened my eyes to what faith is all about. I am stronger every day in my faith because of your example. Thank you so much!!! Love to all, Linda

    Comment by Linda Heikkila — December 15, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

  4. Found your blog via Life Rearranged which was totally a God thing. I am currently sitting in a hospital with my 11 year old daughter who relapsed with AML last month. She is undergoing her 2nd week of chemo to get her bone marrow disease to 0%. This is our 18th month dealing with this. I have been in a funk and your statement of “He Is Faithful” really hit me. We are trusting in the Lord for our Emilie’s healing and He is indeed faithful and will take care of us during this time. We have so much to be grateful for even though this road has been horrible. Thank you for sharing your story!

    Comment by patti — December 18, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

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