Thursday, October 2, 2008

October 1, 2008.....CJ's Post


Hi Everybody,

While we were here at the hospital waiting for my chemo, me and my mom wrote our first poem together. We will post it soon. I hope you will like it! My mom posted a poem of mine called "When You Didn't Know". It was about me smiling so today when my me and my mom were driving to the hospital I said, "Mommy, today when I get my shot I am going to try to smile through the whole entire thing." I wouldn't exactly call it a smile, but I did grit my teeth the whole time. But my mom said it counts as a smile as long as I wasn't screaming. The shot is the hardest part of the chemo right now. It stings and burns really bad when I get it. But I have had a really great nurse so far who helps me get through it. Her child also had cancer and went through chemotherapy so I believe God gave her to me to help me through this. I wish I could have her every time I come. Actually, I know God gave her to me because she said she prayed for me the other day. Just like He gave me Lotsy to help me get through this. That is me with Lotsy in the picture. She told me a joke when I was getting my needle put in my port. Here it is.."Why did the banana go to the doctor?".......because he was not peeling well! :)

I have been reading the comments and I want to thank you because they really cheer me up and help me feel like I am not alone even though I can not see all my friends right now. So far, the medicine has been making me feel very tired and hungry. But I try not to focus on how I feel and I think about ways to cheer up other people like writing letters and emails. I see all the other kids who are sick here and I think about what they are going through. I try to talk to them since I am going through it too. Kids who have gone through this encourage me so I want to encourage kids going through this too.

My mom is wonderful. I love her. I have been writing letters to other people but not her because she has done so much for me that I can't put it in words. I love her so much! The love she shows for me is so big. I love you mommy.

My dad is my hero! He is a great leader. I love him. He has always been there for me. I love him. The love he shows me is so big . I love you daddy.

My Lord Jesus is my strength. I love Him. He has never left my side. I love Him. The love He shows me is so big. I love you Jesus.

CJ

27 comments:

mefea said...

CJ,

You are doing such an amazing job of getting through this hard time. thanks for posting your thoughts on this blog, it reminds us all that by thinking of others we can actually find MORE joy than thinking about ourselves.

We LOVE you CJ!! Thanks for being SUCH a GREAT example to ALL of us....

~Melinda p

Heather said...

Wow, CJ for being so young, you are teaching us all so very much. I am at a loss for words. We should all aspire to be more like you. I am so very blessed and privileged to have you as my nephew.
I have a verse for you:

being confident of this very thing, that HE who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6

I love you
Aunt Heather

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mary.merryj said...

You are sooo giving CJ! If I was in your position, I know that I would never be so giving and loving and generous as you. I know I've said it many times, but in yet ANOTHER way you are an example to me. I hope I don't sound repetative, but It's true. :-)

FEEL BETTER KID! WE MISS YOU! ;-)
Mary

Maureen said...

Wow CJ, you are something else!! So loving and such wisdom for a 9 year old boy, if I didn't know you were 9 years old, I would have thought you were older.
I love your blog, I hope you will keep writing (I love and am humbled by mommies writings too). You have such a big heart and I know it's been said many times but you really are an inspiration to so many of us. Your messages to your mom and dad were so touching, you do have a great mom and dad! Your love for Jesus is wonderful, Jesus is my strength too and I'm glad Jesus love is being shown to you thru so many people. I Love You CJ
(Thank you mommie and CJ for keeping the blog going and for the pictures)
Aunt Mo

CJ said...

TO Everyone posting,
I thank you all for your post and words of encougement.I would also like to thank you for all your prayers From Your brother in Christ
CJ

Anonymous said...

Dear CJ, I am so glad that you are home now. I know your mommy has been taking good care of you. I miss you, we are moving to Georgia this Sunday, and will be back to visit during Christmas, I hope to be able to see you.love Rachel

Linda Espinosa said...

Cj buddy I wish that I could take all your pain away, unfortunately I can't but I admire your strength and your faith through it all. What an example you are to me.

The Espinosa Family
Edmar, Linda, Mariah, Matthew, and Gabriella

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE POEM YOU AND YOUR MOM WROTE TOGETHER TO BE POSTED TWO GREAT WRITERS IT HAS GOT TO BE FANTASTIC!!!!! LOVE YOU AND THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU CONSTANTLY!! XOXOXO PAM

@ndrea- said...

keep smiling cj!
there is a Big God smiling at you!

That is really cool you are talking to all the other kids and trying to cheer them up! what a great attitude, thanks for being an example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love you man!

Andrea-

P.s. what is the difference between a elephant & a plumb?? if you don't answer in 10 hours ill give you the answer! hah

Eric Russell said...

CJ,
I just wanted to let you know that you are my hero. You are braver than anyone else I know.
Love you buddy,
Eric

Anonymous said...

CJ,

You are truly God Sent! What an example you have been to all of us dirty broken pots! I am so sorry it takes your trial and pain to wake so many of us up to what is really important and where our focus should really be. We were created to worship and honor God, not ourselves. And we are not supposed to focus on ourselves, but our relationship with the Lord. And when we follow God everything else falls into place. I am still fighting the flesh daily, but it so much easier to fight with a role model like you! Thank you CJ. The pictures of you getting you chemo treatment are amazing! God bless you! I will keep praying for your constant healing. I love you big guy!

Aunt Jackie

Wendy Whitlow said...

Hey CJ,

Loved your post. You are so brave and courageous. I can't wait to see the poem your mom and you wrote together. I know it is going to be awesome! Thanks for the update...hang in there!

Wendy

Janet S. said...

Hey, CJ. Thanks for writing on the blog. You are so brave through your shots.
I've met Dottie before, too....because of Samantha. She's a great clown!
God is sooooo good, isn't He! He's providing for you through all of this in so many ways! And you are turning around and giving to others through this too.
We look forward to seeing you some day soon....but we will keep our distance and not give you hugs. It will take a lot of restraint. ;-)
We love you all, George family.
The Sedanos

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Big Guy. Our prayers are with you and most importantly God is with you and I know you know that in your knower. (My sister-in-law is Joanne Cash Yates and yes, she is Johnny Cash's sister. She says that all the time about your knower.) We love you and are wishing you God's best and also His peace and strength for this battle you're going through....
Love,
Mary Boggs & Family

CJ said...

HI.
Thank you guys for commenting . It is great to know that people praying for me . I have been missing you guys so much , you are my brothers and sisters in Christ. [Cece, I still look at the old post comments for encourgement]
Love
CJ

CeCe said...

CJ, you are SO cool! Thank you so much for clarifing that you go back to look at my posts. That is such an encourgement to know that you look back at my posts CJ. CJ, whenever I am in the hospital or if I would have somthing that hurt really bad done to me, I would probably not speak that much (mostly if I was in the hospital). Okay, really I think the prayer time is the best time for me when I do a post, but just talking is really fun too. So, I think you already guessed that it IS time for praying!

CJ:

Dear God,

CJ, and EVERYONE else is asking you to heal CJ. People look & post on this blog that don't even know CJ, but they still have faith that you can heal him God! I don't know anyone in the church that my family, and the Georges go to, that does not believe that CJ can be healed. EVEN THE LITTLE ONES BELIEVE THAT HE CAN BE HEALED! God, you can heal him in one split second, you can heal him in front of nonbelievers, and they can see your glory, but however you heal him, please heal him VERY SOON!
Amen

Sorry, I just got SO into that prayer. he he.

Mr. George, Mrs. George, Alibrandi, Brett, Corey:

Dear Father,

The George Family wants CJ to be all healthy, and with no tumors, and so do all of us. We pray God that you relieve Mr. & Mrs. George of all of this by taking CJ's tumor away. Please God.
Amen

Sorry for not making your pray longer Georges! I didn't know what to say. I love you all!

In Christ,

CeCe

P.S. I miss you so much CJ, and I know this may be wierd, but I love you!

Sonia said...

Hi CJ is very nice from you to read all the coments we do in this blog and answer them by yourself. Keep in your fight with that cancer, with the help of God and all of us will keep praying for your helth in body and soul.
Love,
Sonia, Antonio, Ale y Andrea

Cara said...

CJ,

I am so inspired by your faith and courage. Thank you for taking this opportunity to be a blessing to other children. God is already using you to be a blessing to everyone in our family and to our friends and co-workers in Lynchburg and Bedford, VA. Uncle Shawn and I are praying for you everyday, CJ. We love you so much and can't wait to see you soon. Thank you for your blogs. Even though we are far away, they make us feel close to you and let us know how to pray. They are also very encouraging and challenging to us. God is using you CJ! We love you buddy!

Cara & Shawn

Iliana said...

CJ I know it's repititious but may the Joy of the Lord be your strength. Where you are weak, He is strong.

Remember to "4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:4-7)

We love you and you are continually in our prayers.

Enzo said...

CJ

First of all your writing and the way you express yourself is amazing. You are a gifted writer. That is a God given talent. Sometimes I've heard stories from famous people that they never discovered their God given talent until they had an injury or an illness and they were forced to stay in a bed or in the house. They thought they wanted to be athletes or were store managers and then all of a sudden they were sick and discovered what they were suppossed to be doing. Sometimes when we are very quiet and still it comes to us. Like when you told me you get a story in your head and it just won't go away until you write it down. I think that and the compassion you have for other people combined is truly one of your amazing gifts.
I know how you feel about your Mommy and Daddy and its true that you can't put into words how much you love them. They have been amazing parents and I think that is another one of the gifts that God has given you. I pray every night that God continue to keep them strong too. Also, a giant thank you from a Grandma to everyone that reads CJ's story every day and takes the time out of their day to post and pray for him. I love all of you alot for this.
Grandma Paula

Anonymous said...

C.J!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alright, this is sort of weird, but every Sunday morning, as I am reading my bible, I feel like I should share with you what I'm reading. It's happened for like 4 Sundays in a row..... no kidding. So today, Sunday, I was reading in John 14:13-14,18 and I think that you need to hear these words.


" And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."

That right there is a promise by Jesus, that whatever....... WHATEVER we ask for in the name of Jesus, will be done. Right as I read those words, the first thing I did was pray for you in the name of Jesus!!!! I know that you are going to be healed!!!!!! Praise God!!!! May you also trust in God for your healing. I miss you C.j, keep up your good spirits, and don't lose faith!!!!!! Love you bro!!!!

Joseph

P.S GO GATORS!!!!!!! hee hee

Gabriela said...

Hi! papi !!!
Good morning how are you? I hope you are feeling better... you know papi, Im so proud of how strong you've been through all this... Jt told me this morning as he was writting you a letter that you've taught us so much..... I thank God everyday for having The George's part of my life.. I pray everyday that you get better soon.

Anyway, you look awesome in the YANKEE hat ....
Too bad they didn't make to payoffs, but YANK'S are still # 1..

I love buddy! wait Erika wants me to tell you something...

"feeling good, well...??? are you home? I miss you guys... "(Erika says!!)
She doesnt really understand why she cant go overthere yet.

Well honey I hope to see you soon..

Besos...

Gaby

Gabriela said...

oopppsss...

excuse my mom,

not payoffs,

PLAYOFFS -
The Devil Rays are hot.. I hope they go all the way to world series. They deserve it.. see ya later..

I'll go by later...

Take care my friend! GOD is with you every step of the way..

JT

Katrina said...

Dear CJ,

I saw your mom at church today. Thank you for releasing her to worship the Lord with us. We had all missed her, and it was as if she carried you in her eyes somehow as well.

You are to be commended, CJ, for your faith and selflessness through this trial. You are the blessed man that we read about in Jeremiah 17:7, and the LORD must be pleased by how you put your trust in Him, not in your circumstances.

Jeremiah 17:5-8
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."


Dear Dawn - You and Chris have prepared CJ well. I'm amazed at God's goodness when I see how your family is facing this. It is an example to all of us. I know I told you this already, but I have to tell you again: I love you, my sister.

Break the Mold said...

Katrina,

I just had to say...I love you too...

Dawn

Ily (hearts) said...

CJ, I had not check the site since last Thursday....my family and I are on vacaton in DC. Your Mommy told me you guys went there a few years ago. As we are here, you have been in our minds and prayers everyday of our vacation. I am SOOOOOO happy to have read your post today. It really makes me happy that you are getting your strength from the LORD. Yes, I agree with you, your Mommy and your Daddy are AWESOME. The Lord did an great job in picking them out just for you.
God bless you,
The Figueroa