Monday, May 9, 2011



We finally got approved for the final PET Scan. CJ will have it at 7am tomorrow! (May 10th) For anyone up doing your devotions at that time PLEASE add CJ to your prayer list that morning. I know you expect me to say pray for clear scans but I am asking everyone to pray for Gods will to be done. Nothing more...nothing less! His good and perfect will! That is all we want.

CJ is not really nervous this time. At least not yet. Tomorrow morning may be a little different. He is more nostalgic this time. More like, "Wow, this could be the last one."

Last week, we were at the hospital and ran into a close family friend that CJ has known all his young life laying in this very machine. She prayed and supported him through his battle and now she was just entering her own. She was immediately followed by his poppa Enzo. He told me he could not believe they were laying in the same machine he has been in so many times and was about to be in again.

After this PET scan, provided the results are all clear with no new evidence of disease, he will have the port removed. As much as he looked forward to this, he is realizing it will be another milestone in this journey. He told me the port has become a part of him and a part of the whole journey. It will be "good but weird"to part with it. That is a child's version of "bitter sweet" Imagine that!

It started as a race to the finish and somewhere along the way turned into him opening his eyes to what God had placed all around him, even through cancer. His advice to people just getting diagnosed used to be to hold on, trust God, you will get there! Now it seems to be, don't only focus on the finish line or you may miss some amazing people in the race with you and unexpected blessings along the route. Imagine that!

Thank you to everyone who has prayed us through. Those who have been with us from the first PET Scan until now, those that have joined us somewhere along the way, and those that have stuck with us till the end. We appreciate every prayer. Every thought.

We will meet you at the throne of Grace to pray once again for CJ!


Anonymous said...

We are praying for you, CJ...your family is always in our prayers. Sedano family

beckyg said...

We will be praying for you buddy. Just like you wouldn't play hockey without the right uniform or equipment, remember to put on the whole armor of God as Ephesians 6:10-20 tells us; particularly verses 16 -18: "In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication." What is the purpose of this sentence? God is giving us a command, not just making a statement. This is an imperative, compound-complex sentence. 'And' is the only conjunction used in between clauses - that means something! The Lord uses every word in every sentence He speaks to us.
May the Lord continue to be your strength, today and always.
We love you!

for the Gonzalez Gang
We love you

Noel said...

We will be praying for you CJ! Love, The Anderson Family

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you Cj.....Dawn please give us an update as soon as you hear....
The Figueroa's

Anonymous said...

our thoughts and prayers are with Wilma and Rachel

Anonymous said...

awn and CJ,

I'll be praying for God's perfect will. I'm so blessed to have gotten to know you both through this blog. You have no idea how profoundly you've affected my family's life through your faith, and though we've never met I praise God that we are all part of God's "forever family."

Joy and Peace,
Shannon Helton

Anonymous said...

Will keep CJ and the family in my prayers as always!!!

Love to the family,

A stranger in South Florida,


Anonymous said...

Will be praying. We are also praying for Elizabeth Ussery (not sure of the spelling) and that God will be with them and guide them.
Love and Prayers,
Mary B. and family

Anonymous said...

Dear CJ and family, we will be seeking His spirit to guide our prayers for you early in the morning :).
We praise Him for all the He has done in you and all of us through this journey that you have endure so faithfully.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you :)
XOXO Claudia for the Abeggs.

Unknown said...

We will be praying for you.
"When I am afraid,I will trust in you" Psalm 56:3
Seijo family

Kevin said...

CJ, Dawn, Chris & everyone;
We are praying and thanking God for His care and love over you all and expressed through each of you over the past years. We look forward to knowing that the only thing left where the port had to be so many years is the scar. We love you all! -Kevin for the Abegg family.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for CJ at 7am!
Aunt Jackie

Anonymous said...

I just prayed and I'll continue to pray.

Joanne Cassidy