Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thank you so very much!

Well, Josh and I decided it would be good for me to contribute to the blog, but I'm not quite sure of where to start. I know I want to start with thank you. The love, support, and prayers have been completely overwhelming and amazing. Outside of God, that is what has sustained us thus far. The texts, calls, emails, Facebook messages, blog messages, etc...have been appreciated from the absolute bottom of our hearts. I am trying to respond as much as possible, but if I don't respond, please know that it is only because of lack of time and the craziness that is right now.

I will write more on the blog as time allows, but as far as an update is concerned, we are waiting to go back for a mammogram, and then after that we will have an ultrasound done. Please pray that the mammogram is as painless as possible as I am nervous because of the surgery that was a week and a half ago.

We will see the doctor tomorrow and I am very anxious and excited about that to have a plan in motion. My doctor's name is Dr. Barbiera so that many of you can be praying for her. She is a surgical oncologist, as we have learned that some type of surgery is our next step.

Josh and I can feel the Holy Spirit's presence with us and He has not given us a spirit of fear...He is so good. This is the beginning of a journey that will change us forever. We are believing and expecting great things, and we know so many are believing, praying, and standing with us.

"Lord have mercy on me. See how my enemies torment me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death. Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem's gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me." Psalm 9:13-14

I can't wait until I can rejoice when He rescues me! More posts to come...I cannot say thank you enough. Oh, and of course, this goes without saying, isn't my husband amazing?!?!!!


Rob and Sharon said...

Yes Aly...your husband is amazing! You and Josh's faith, strength and preseverance are a blessing to all of us. Your positive attitude forever lifts me up and gives me hope. We are praying for your specific requests. We love you Aly.

Anonymous said...

Aly, I don't know if you will remember us... Gerald and Tammy Polaski, our daughter is Brittany... and you and her played softball together and your dad was the couch... What wonderful times I remember with your family... I saw your blog on Summer's Facebook page... just wanted you to know you will be in our prayers, you have grown into a beautiful strong woman... Much love to you and your wonderful husband.

Anonymous said...

sorry typing error.... Coach

Renea Taylor said...

My precious Aly ... you are going to be a beautiful testimony of God's faithfulness on the other side of this! I am praying that verse over you right now. I love you with all my heart ... give that boy of mine a kiss and hug from his momma. See you in the morning.
"For NOTHING is impossible with God."

Lee Ann Shows said...

Aly, just wanted to let you know what a wonderful "Blessing" it was for Troy and I to see and hear what we did on Sunday night. You were absolutely "Glowing" from the abundance of peace and strength from the Holy Spirit as your family and friends spoke truth from God's word and from their heart! I cannot wait to hear your testimony at the end of this journey! It's going to be an AMAZING one! Much love and prayer, Troy, Lee Ann, Nick, and Syd

JoAnna Herman said...

Aly you are an absolutely truly amazing woman of God. We are standing with you and Josh believing that he will perform a complete healing inside of you and give you an amazing testimony to show others about how God takes care of his children and how he is our complete healer. praying daily!

Aunt Ann said...

Yes he is and so are you! I love you both and I am praying continually for you both. Hope to see you at Thanksgiving! Love, Aunt Ann

Lyn Lauria said...

Aly, I am Lyn, in Santa Cruz, and am your mom's cousin. You and I, or your sister, never had the opportunity to meet but I feel a closeness to you from just knowing your family history. Your amazing mother, your wonderful grandmother (my Aunt Yvonne) are two of those strong, determined TROUT women and I have no doubt that those genes running through you, with the grace of God, will keep you safe. Prayers abound, with love to you.

Kathy Eichelberger said...

Aly, please know I am praying for you daily. Your Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Granberry Counseling family is also praying for you. When I called your clients, they wanted me to convey to you and your family that they are praying for you. You are loved.

Mark Mancill said...

Aly and Josh, I think You are BOTH amazing!!! Terri and I Love you and Pray for you every day!!

Mark Mancill

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esears said...

Dear Josh and Aly,

Thank you so much for making this blog and keeping us poseted, it is very helpful. Aly you are a stong, beautiful, and coragous woman of God. Shane and I know that you will beat the cancer and that only good things will come from this experience because He is holding you both in His arms. We are praying for you both daily and we love you very much. Please let us know if we can do anything even though we are far away.

-Shane and Erin

Beck Payne said...

Jodi and I have been and will continue to pray without ceasing for the both of you.

--Beck & Jodi

Nicole Atkins, Jonesboro, LA said...

I have came across this on a friends page on facebook!! I have been following it ever since!! I am prayin for y'all and ya'lls families!! I can never imagine what y'all r goin thru!! It is great to see the support y'all r gettin!!! Cancer has place in your body, it has to leave!!!

The Rainers said...

Aly, I think we might of met briefly a long time ago but I am Scott Rainer's wife. Sue just sent me your blog post. My heart breaks for you but your strength shows how much the power of Christ is in you and you will allow Him to be glorified in this! 2 Cor. 12:9"...There I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." Scott and I will be praying for you and your family. For your strength and healing.
~Casey and Scott

Anonymous said...

Aly, one of my favorite memories is of the ladies Gulf Shores trip when we were shopping together in Old Navy late and they were closing. As we stood outside, your phone rang and it was your mother-in-love making sure her "sweet young thing" was not standing alone waiting for her ride. Know this, Aly & Josh, you are never waiting alone. I love you and your family and am praying faithfully. Thanks for the blog!
Numbers 6: 24-26
‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor
upon you and give you His peace.’
Angela Norman

Michael A Lewis said...

I think it is amazing to read your posts and everyone's comments. Apparently people you don't even know arame praying for you! Lord, let Aly step into the waters when your angel stirs them up! We love you both.

Michael & Latonya

Ashley Absher said...

To Aly:
I just found out about this blog tonight. I have read the posts, and I can't begin to describe the feelings I am having right now. You are an absolutely amazing woman; you are so strong and beautiful on the inside and out. You have been on my mind constantly along with your husband and family. I have been praying and will continue to pray for you. I love you so much!

To Josh:
Your wife is right, you are an amazing husband. It is so heartwarming to see a man so transparently in love with his wife. And you are right, cancer will be running away with it's tail tucked between its legs very soon!


Wayne Guess said...

Aly and Josh,
Renea told me about your blog today. My wife, JerryNell and I join you in this fight. We have been praying for you since we first heard of the diagnosis. God is good and will continue to hold you. Our prayers for your entire family will continue until cancer is completely defeated.
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.

We love you,
JerryNell & Wayne Guess

Jenny Riter said...

Aly (and Josh), Jordan Leigh Berry is a dear friend of mine and has shared your touching story with me. I came across this passage today and it made me think of your story. "Keep running the race that is set before you with endurance." - Hebrews 12:1. Stay strong and keep pressing on! You are in my prayers!

Julie Brown said...

Praying for you guys as you get ready to meet with the doctor this morning! I pray God has given her every ounce of wisdom she needs to take care of you Aly! Love you so much!!!

The Breaux's said...

Aly, we are praying for you both this morning. We are standing beside you in faith as we wait on the healing we know God is going to provide. We are also praying for Dr. Barbiera this morning. We love you both.

Michael and Christi Fox said...

"Abraham never wavered in believing God's promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this be brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises. And because of Abraham's faith, God counted him as righteous."

Romans 4:20-22

What a woman of faith you are, Aly! You are counted as righteous and you bring glory to God. I'm very expectant.

Love you,

dixiehall6 said...

Aly...praying for you and Josh this morning for discernment and power to be victorious at every turn. Looking to see what God will do...No great person of God ever escapes the "refiner's fire" I hang on to "God is my refuge and strength a very present help in trouble." Much love to you and your family. God be with you and keep you.

Monetta said...

We are all praying for you at ULM. Russell, Traci, and Julia send their love. We know that "greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world". The ultimate "C" Christ, has already whipped the big "C", cancer. You and your husband are overcomers through his blood. God Bless, Monetta

Anonymous said...

We will be relentless in our prayers!

The Paynes

Brenda Mcgee said...

Aly, I loved what you said. Praying for you all day ...
This scripture goes along with yours. I am waiting for this day.

May we all shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.
Psalms 20: 4

Love you,
Brenda McGee

Mands said... guys don't know sister asked me to pray and now I sit here reading the posts in order and am just blown away by your love for each other and your faith in such a tumultuous test! I agree with you in prayer that you WILL have a testimony and 'many will see it, many will fear, and put their trust in the Lord!'--Ps. 40:3

Psalm 118:17--I will live to proclaim what the Lord has done!

Anonymous said...

I am praying so hard for you and I know that you are an awesome testament to God for all to see. I also know that God is with you through all of this. Yes, you are an angel and you always have been. I also know you are a fighter and so is your wonderful husband. I am praying for God's armor to surround you, but more that anything I am URGENTLY praying for God to "HEAL my Aly"!
I love you both,
Karen Sharp

Gail Haubert said...

Dear Aly,
Prayers have gone out to our Prayer Warrior's here at Cedar Grove Church. We, with great anticipation await God's healing touch for you! Rachel's Aunt Gail