Saturday, January 22, 2011

catching up...

Aimee has asked me to blog for her to give everyone an update, she hasn't been up to it. I get to write what I want, so i'll get right into it...

When you are told you have Cancer, it is something you never prepare to hear. She had a good cry when the news first broke, but even then she waited until we were alone. Since then there have been very few tears shed on her part. She is a Champion! She has absolutely come alive since being diagnosed with this Cancer. There have been painful parts, sad moments, and rough patches. Each moment is one that is lathered in fear. The fear seems to be about as avoidable as being a large brick wall sitting in the way of a wrecking ball. But Aimee doesn't like fear and it's not that I see her running away to avoid the fear. She conquers the fear the only way you can conquer fear...

In the wild, a pack of Lions will hunt down a prey and often use a unique technique. The oldest male, or king of the herd is usually the least agile and most vulnerable of the pack. What he will do is track around one side of a prey while the rest of the pack goes around the other side. The oldest Lion will purposefully step out with a roar and scare the herd (the prey) away from where he is. In doing this the prey will out of fear run away from the roar and right into the young agile pack of Lions waiting to devour.
The only way to escape death is to run towards the roar. If the pack resists the natural instinct of running away from the roar and instead running at it, they will survive. The picture is clear.

1 Peter 5:8; your adversary the devil, as a roaring Lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

My wife has chosen not to run away in fear. A roaring Lion, with the voice of Cancer has found its way into my wife's life. Not because she has allowed it and not because she did anything wrong. But only because the enemy has seen her as good prey. So instead of running right into his plans in panic she has chosen to face the fear head on run at the fear. She is being victorious and will continue to be victorious until this roaring Lion is fully destroyed.

I am getting to write this blog so I want to express to the greatest degree of how impressed I have been with her. Her toughness and her fight is inspiring. She continues to be lighthearted and incredibly kind to everyone around. She is eating well and started Chemo on Friday at 10 am. We have been in the hospital since Wednesday. We are not having any visitors except direct family at this time. Aimee will continue her blogging very soon that will include her direct experience full of all her details that we enjoy and that she expresses so well.

She is too modest and giving to tell any one her real needs, except me. So I will list them because I know she never will :-) And then I will make sure I post this before she has anytime to edit it ;) She's sleeping anyways.
We continue to have people ask us if there is anything they can do and people telling us to call if we need anything. Well here is how you can help her and make her feel good :-D

Alex Heater made Aimee an amazing hospital gown for her trips here to the hospital. It blessed Aimee big time that Alex took time to personally make Aimee a gown to make her more comfortable. Any gifts of time you want to give in making Aimee something will bless her in ways you wouldn't understand.

We have had some family get her some clothes. Aimee has lost a lot of weight! She has a 5 or 6 pound mass in her chest. The weight of that mass is keeping her from weighing in the teens, that is below 120 lbs. So, clothes don't fit really well anymore for my sweet girl. If you know her well and know what she likes, get her some clothes. If you don't know her style and what will make her comfortable, get her a little gift certificate for Aeropostale, or Victoria's secret, or a certificate for a place online where she can order something. Going to Ross, or the Mall isn't something she can mustard up enough energy to go and do.  She needs to be comfortable and feel beautiful which is important. And right now, a lot of her clothes don't fit her skinny body lol

The other purchase or thing you could make her would be something nice for her to wear for when she goes bald, which is predicted for around the first week of February. There is some really goofy/bad stuff online, so any creative ideas, or beanies/ scarves would be a blessing.

Lastly, what she continues to need is prayer support. This unseen help that goes a long, long way. If you have been praying for strength, for peace or for the gift of laughter, know that your prayers have been answered. Please continue to pray.

She will be on again soon. Feel free to pass on this blog or any of Aimee's info onto anyone you see fit. Blessings to all of you.

Nolan Morgan


  1. Nolan, you write very well and you both are so brave! Thanks for letting us know how we can help. Can you give me an email address for Aimee or you so we can send a little something to her? Feel free to write to me at Aimee's Uncle Dennis and I are thinking of you guys all the time and hope and pray that everything will go perfectly and she will regain 100% health someday soon.
    Laurie Reeser

  2. Nolan, what you wrote was touching. I hope Aimee lets you post now and then. A different perspective and all that. Here are a couple verses and the chorus to a wonderful hymn, written by Horatio G Spafford in the late 1800's.

    When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    My heart and prayers go out to you guys!

    Love, Aunt Cindy

  3. Nolan, thank you for the post. You write so well. Aimee is blessed to have you at her side. While she goes through this, so do you, just in a different way. Your strength and love for her will support her and her healing in a way that no one else can. You both will conquer this Lion, we are certain. Continued prayers for strength, wisdom, healing, and of course laughter as you walk this road together with God.
    Love to you both,

  4. Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10