Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I Don't Know What To Say

My fingers rest over the keys, wanting to speak, wanting to share....

But afraid, somehow, of speaking the words.

But I do want to share.  I want to tell you.

My mother has cancer.

There, I said it.  It is a rare form, a form the doctors aren't sure how to treat, and it has spread far and wide.

My world should be falling apart.  Truly it should.

But it is not.  It is not.  I'm am held tight in the hands of God.  As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, I shall rise tomorrow.  As surely as the sun will set, I will lie down and be at peace.

Listen to our latest song.  It is the song of my heart.
They can't stop me, they can't rob me, of this peace You've overflowed.  They can't drown me out.  They can't stop this sound.  No. No. No.

Pray for us.  Pray for my Mom, that her pain will fade, and she will find rest, that she will not fear.  Pray that we will be given peace, and the courage to trust.

-Emma & Johanna


emme said...

Emma & Johanna,

I hardly know what to say. Know that my heart grieves for you, & prays with you, and loves you both so very, very much.

If there's anything at all I can do for you...I'm here.


Anonymous said...

My heart is aching for you...your mother will be in my prayers as well as your whole family! May the Lord carry you and lift you up.

Love and Hugs from afar,

Anonymous said...

Your song is absolutely beautiful!!!
It really spoke to my heart.


Lydia Covey said...

The dear Ramsey sisters...
You likely do not remember me, but I met you at the Bonnie Blue ball last fall. I've kept up with your blog since then had planned to email you all to get in touch.
This morning I opened your blog with plans to find your email. Instead I found news which caused me both pain and joy. My heart cries for you and your family, I feel pain as I imagine what you must be feeling, but I feel joy as I read about your peace. It is a testimony of our Saviors amazing grace. Trusting and resting in the arms of our Lord brings the most incredible peace imaginable.
I am praying for you dear girls. And I pray for your mom, most deeply. I pray that Christ will be continually exemplified during this time.
Love in Christ,
Lydia Covey

"Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him." Psalm 32:10

Lady Abigail said...

Oh, girls, I'm so sorry! I'll be praying for you guys!

BTW, this has been known to help others with different forms of cancer before:

Everly Pleasant said...

I am praying. You are not alone! Please keep us updated,


Laura said...

Oh, girls . . . :( I will be praying. I will be praying so, so hard! Your song is beautiful and so are YOU! <3

MirandaLeigh said...

Wonderful Girls That I miss so Dearly, It hurt to read this. I almost wept. I am praying for you, for your sweet mother, and for your dear family. I love you so very very much.

rebecca jane said...

Oh my, we are DEFINITELY praying for you guys! I am so deeply sorry.


Anna Olivia said...

I am praying for you all. He will hold you!

Katherine said...

Dear Ladies,
I've enjoyed following your blog for a few months now, and am thankful for the encouragement and inspiration you both continually provide through your posts. My family and I offer our sympathy for you all during this difficult time, and your Mom will be in our prayers.

~Katherine in Maine

Tiffany said...

I don't know what more to say than I'm praying for you and wish I could put my arms around you all!

"His dwelling is above, and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27


Anonymous said...

I'm praying and listening to this song that I hope will encourage you.

Blessings on you both and your family,


Ashley said...

you all will be in my prayers... i don't know what else to say.

just keep trusting in HIM!


Gaby said...

Emma and Johanna, I am so sorry to hear about your mother... :) Your mother, family, and you will be in my prayers for courage, hope, strength, healing, and faith in the One who can cure your mother if it is His will.

In Christ,
Gabrielle (AnneGirl from the S&S forum)

Julia Marie said...

I will definitely be praying for your mother and the whole family.

Stephanie said...

My heart is so saddened for your family. Reading your story made tears come to my eyes. I thought how I would be feeling if my Momma was going through what yours is. Praise God that you have peace in your heart. God is strengthening your family. He is right there with you. It reminds me of the poem, Footsteps in the sand. At the end it says...

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

He is carrying your Mom right now, she is safe in His arms.

God bless your family. You will constantly be in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong my sisters!

A Healing Within said...

Bonny, Cary, and all the wonderful Ramsey children we have come to know and love....after we closed on our farm today, we sat in line at the bank and overheard a woman making a deposit to Bonny Ramsey's account. It was soon after that we heard of Bonny's condition. We were saddened to hear our sweet friend was experiencing health issues. The amount of people who know and love your family are so numerous. The amount of people who know and love Bonny Ramsey are amazing. Bonny's life shines like a beacon for all to see. What a woman!!! Recently I shared a prayer I ask on special occasions with Bonny. I ask that prayer now... and it is that God send his Angels forward to prepare a space for Bonny and each of her family...a place of well-being, joy, peace, and that this be done with Grace and ease. We don't have to know what that looks like, we don't have to know all the details, but trust it is so.
Please know each of you are in our thoughts and in our hearts. Thank you for the blog and website!
Charlotte & Tim Garland