Friday, December 19, 2008

Mom...Something Has Happened In Your Blog

I am up to get my pain medication and Emily comes in and says Mommy something has happened in your blog...My first thought was...ok well let me honest my first thought was OMG I need my pain meds and then Oh I hope my blog has not crashed and is gone. She read me the comments and she kept saying...oh it is sweet they keep calling your SITSA...Finally after a bunch of times it dawns on me...There is a reason they are calling me that. Just remember I am on pain meds so I am a little slow in my thinking.Then I had to find out what this Sits stuff is...and I am floored. I lay here and I am really just shocked and humbled. Wanna know what popped in my head...Why in the world would they care so much. I am just simple me..and all of these wonderful ladies have come here to offer such words of support. In a instant I thought...I do not deserve this. And while I may not deserve this....I will take every bit of it. I am going to embrace your support and strength . Today I feel like I am not alone. There are people who know about me and Philip. There are people who care . And one day I will play it forward. I will NEVER forget the wonderful support ALL of you have given our family. Thank you Jane.
You have jumped on my Amy team and you have taken charge. I know God placed you in my life for a reason. You are such a blessing to me and our family. Thank You for being YOU. Thank you Sits . What a blessing for you to share our family on your blog. I feel honored to be a SITsa...All of this has made today easier. Thank you ALL.

82 comments:

Davisix said...

You deserve every bit of it, Amy. We just wish we could do more. Love you! Ang

sandy said...

Something I have learned while being a parts of SITS, is that people really do CARE. It's amazing how supportive all these women are. As SITStas, we are here for you. We will pray for you and give you support in any way we can.

God Bless you and your family,
Sandy:)

Amy Fichtner said...

Amy, truth be told, your story has touchd a lot of poeple including me. Your strength and determination is so encouraging!!

April said...

Amy,

I am so thankful that, for some reason, God lead me straight to you. I am so glad that Ang posted about you on her blog. You see, we have a true connection...this thing called cancer. Though I have not been diagnosed with it myself, it's hit very close to home. My mom, dad, and brother all had it. I just learned three days ago that my only other sibling, my brother, was diagnosed with Melanoma. So, even if I can't fully understand what emotions you're experiencing right now, you can rest assured that I get it...I really do!

You know, Amy, like you, I believe in being REAL with people. There's no other way to be, in my eyes. So, use this blog to lean on those of us who care and who are praying for you, your son, and the rest of your family. Allow us to give you strength when you are feeling weak. Share your innermost thoughts and feelings with us and vent all you want! That's what we're here for...to help you in this journey.

Above all else, remember, and never doubt that GOD is with you always! Trust God that He will provide your needs...and He will! This passage from the Bible brought me great comfort when I learned that my mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2000, and it helped me with the losses of my dad and brother, as well. It's from Philippians 4:6-7~"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus," Powerful, huh? So very true!

Take good care, my SITsa! Keep positive and know I'm praying for you each and everyday!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

You and your fantastic family are in my family's prayers. With love, D.

Lolli said...

I agree with the others--you are an inspiration to US, and it's an honor to be able to offer you a little bit of love and support. Isn't SITS great?

cynthiaa said...

Happy SITS day.

You are a determined, beautiful, strong person. Thank you for being so open and sharing your story.

You are in our prayers, and if you ever need anything, please let some of us know!!!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Although I do not know you, you can bet that my prayers will be with you and your family. How great to have SITS let us know of your struggles so that you can have prayer from people you have never met. May you feel God's comfort through your journey.

annie kelleher said...

you more than deserve it!!! i am a mom of many kids and iknow how hard it is when you are healthy!!! hang in there, dear sits-tah! :)

jennifersusan said...

I think, what we are all trying to say is that you're our SITSta too! Us, mom's of 4, have to stick together! Hang in there and you're in so many people's thoughts and prayers!

Jamie said...

You do deserve every bit of it girl....You and your family are incredibly strong in times of adversity. As a SITSta I can honestly say that we are one huge support group and are here for those who need a little boost.

Hugs,

Jamie :)

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

You DEFINITELY deserve it!

Kelly said...

That is so awesome!! You are one strong lady!! Thanks for being an inspiration to so many!

Brandy said...

I just posted a comment on your other featured blog along the same lines. God has put us here for a reason...you need more support in the rough times and now you have it and much more.

God bless you and your family. I hope you enjoy your SITS day.

Cassandra said...

You definitely deserve it all! Enjoy your day & just think how many more there are praying for you & your family now! That's awesome!

Jamie said...

Everybody needs a "cheerleader" every once in a while and that's what your real life/bloggy friends are for.

Coffee with Cathy said...

Your story is so illuminating. I cannot thank you enough for sharing.

Gaspegirl said...

Let me begin by saying that this is my first time visiting your blog and I have been reading for about an hour. You are an amazing lady with great strength. It is a wonderous thing how the Lord gives us the strength to endure such things... you are a candle, consuming yourself to light the way for others. Continue to shine your light and we will continue to pray for you and your family.

God bless!

lmerie said...

Soak it all up! :)
Cheers!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Of course you deserve this... You're amazing.

You'll be in my thoughts!

LittleHenrys3 said...

Amy, you are an awesome human being and yes, God has truly blessed you with many miracles and I pray that he will continue. You are struggling with so much on your plate and as I read your blogs, as I hope that you can see, it is amazing just how much one person can take. You give hope to each of us on our daily struggles to keep moving on through it all!

Jamie

LittleHenrys3 said...

Amy, you are an awesome human being and yes, God has truly blessed you with many miracles and I pray that he will continue. You are struggling with so much on your plate and as I read your blogs, as I hope that you can see, it is amazing just how much one person can take. You give hope to each of us on our daily struggles to keep moving on through it all!

Jamie

Rebecca Jo said...

Yes - I'm coming from SITS as well & will be holding you & your family in prayers.... honored to have found your blog so we can stay updated on the progress God is going to make in all your lives!!

Laurel said...

Take on every new day - I think you are amazing and inspiring. I know you think you are just trying to make it through the day but most of us wonder - could we do it? Blessings to you girl. I'm sending up prayers for you and your family.

Sarah said...

My prayers for You and your family!

Beverly said...

Praying for you SITSa!

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

Checking in from SITS...I'll be sure to stop in often and pray for your family!

Michelle said...

Awe, tears!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm crying with you and hugging you and praying for you all!!! No cliches....just love and support and prayers. Please keep us all updated as you feel up to it.

You are not alone, but then hun, you never were!

The Acting Mom said...

Hello from SITS! Your family is in my prayers.

eske said...

You do deserve every bit of it.

rachael said...

you deserve every last bit of support...sending up lots of prayers!

love,
a sitsta

Leah said...

Visiting from SITS. I have prayed for you and your family as I read your blog.

AJ and Miranda said...

Hey miss Amy,
I have not been online alot lately, but I just wanted to let you know that I am still praying for you and your family. You are amazing and beautiful!
Miranda

San said...

Keep on keeping on! :) God is your strength and tower of refuge.

The Muse said...

Hello to you!
Our family wants to wish you and yours the most lovely Christmas you have ever known :)

I hope to read many more of your blog postings Ms Amy...!!!

jsprik said...

you definitely deserve it!! congrats on being the FB SITSsa!! God Bless, hope to see you around my place ;)

Jennifer said...

We are here for you. The great thing about blogging is that no matter the time of day or night someone is usually up. :)

My continued prayers for you and your family,
Jennifer

Laura said...

You are very deserving of love and support from people you do not know. Everyone is. Thank you for sharing your story. It will inspire many people.

Vickie said...

SITS is a wonderful support system. I have met a few bloggy friends through SITS.

We all deserve support and we are throwing some your way.

He And Me + 3 said...

What a great post. That is so awesome that so many people are praying and concerned for you and your family. I know that your story has touched me in more ways than you will ever know. You are such an encouragment to me...God bless you this season and know that we are praying for you here in Michigan.
XOX,
Mimi

Tiffany said...

Amy,
Women coming together are an amazing force and I hope you feel the love, hope and prayers all in your families honor.

You deserve all the love and support we have to offer.

Take care of yourself and we will all be here checking in and supporting you!

Tiffany (SITS)

Tiffany said...

My prayers are with you and your family - with love, a sister in Christ.

Patrice said...

You're story is so touching! I love your honesty and openness on your blog. It's so humbling. Coming over to leave a comment is the least we can do! I am now following your blog, so I can keep up with your story and offer support as much as needed. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Happy SITs day, and enjoy all the support you deserve it!

Marrdy said...

Amy, first of all, nice to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you and your family. Second, I am keeping you and those you love in my prayers. You really do deserve only the best!

. said...

It's amazing how powerful support can be, even electronic support, isn't it?! This post made me laugh...I can imagine how confusing it would be on pain meds! :)

Star Forbis said...

Beautiful Blog. It's an honor to "meet" you. Have a Blessed Day and a Blessed Life everyday.

Bethany said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bethany

ciara said...

You really deserve it. I can tell you're a very strong woman and I admire that. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts. :)

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Happy SITS day, cool blog and you have an amazing family =)
Visiting you back, pleas visit any time http://www.firefly-shop.org/

Jen said...

Just sending a little 'support' your way. I hope you have a great day.

Jennifer said...

Know that I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Amy. I hope you're feeling all the SITS love. {hugs}

Gran to Angels said...

Hi Amy!
You do deserve this love and support and more!
I'm like many here...I'm not facing cancer but you know that my Jim is. Some days I just look at him and I have to realize he has cancer....So....you call and talk to my Jim anytime for support and I'll talk to your Jim as the support givers! Deal? We will simply be here for each other...anytime...anyway.
Trouble misses you too!
Love ya Amy!

Mandy said...

Yes, people care. Your family is in my prayers. You have so much strength and faith. I have truly been inspired. :)

Tranquility said...

Happy SITS Day!
... And a Very Happy Holiday Season to you and your family!

DiPaola Momma said...

We moms never walk alone sweetie. Know always that we are here. We know what it means to love a child more than you ever loved anything. So many of us have held a tiny hand in ours and pushed back tears for their pain because they needed our strength. And many more also have known what it is to need those pain meds to make it through the day. Even more know how it hurts to see your pain in your children's eye. I am blessed with four healthy kids and my own heath. But that does not mean that my heart isn't with you. Ready about you just put the words to the spirit. All of us moms, SITStas or not are connected. I take joy and comfort in that. I hope you can too. With Love and Support.. Lara

Sassy Cass said...

Amy- So glad SITS found you. I have been wishing I could do something for you and now I can.

Becky Welch said...

The SITS care and we are lifting you and your family up! May God continue to bless you and yours!

Jeanne said...

I just joined the SITS community a week ago, but I've already learned what an awesome and powerful group they are -- we are.

I love your site, and the honesty of your posts -- and the heavenly music.

Tinabean said...

Amy Thank You so much for sharing your life stories with us.
You are an amazing woman & mother, just remember how very strong you are.
I have been effected by cancer in my own life, I had a husband pass away of lymphoma 4 years ago & now I have a very good friend who's little boy is going through chemo for a brain tumor.
I am so glad that I can read your posts & know somewhat what she is going through.
Cancer is an awful thing But we just have to believe that we are stronger than it is, & not ever let it take over us.
It can do a lot but it cannot change our hearts & our spirits.
Please take care & if you ever need anything please let me know.
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Lynda said...

I'm glad SITS brought me here. Some days we all just need some lovin'. This is your day.

Grace said...

Dear Amy... Where more than 2 are gathered in his name...
Amazing, it's it? Dear sweet friend... I pray that you have many more days where you feel that you are NOT alone. And Amy? You DO DESERVE this support. You deserve it and a whole lot more. You my dear friend have already paid it forward... and knowing you as I do... you will pay it forward again and again.

There are so many of you bloggers out there that I feel compelled to thank... you all are wonderful... rallying to support Amy, Philip and rest of the family. I fear I will forget someone, but I'll start by saying thank you to M2E, Ang, Jane, Tara, and Tiffany. You all are absolutely amazing!

I am humbled by all you bloggers, those that are leaving comments here and also Amy... by you and your entire family.

Ginny said...

I didn't really get a chance to read your blog that well. My 7 year old has been very sick. You do deserve any support you get & hope everything goes well for you!

The Bush Family said...

You are an inspiration and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family :)

Mesa

*HUGS*

I Wasn't Born a Soccer Mom said...

Amy, I have been reading your blog and I want to say I admire your strentgh and love your families love. I found you through SITS and I am so happy to get to know you through your blog. (((HUGS)))

bluesuede said...

Jumpin' on the Amy bandwagon!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Aloha!! I am honored to have read your blog. You are remarkable and I will forever be indebted to Sits for pointing me your way. Hugs, Jen

BTW LOOOVE the "young" Christian. Women across the globe may now turn to God..oooh to be young again!! :)I am a "young" Christian myself

Michelle said...

Somehow... I didn't cry reading your other posts, but this one... this one made me cry.

RebeccaMom said...

Bless you SITSta, I will be praying for your family. May God give you strength and love and peace.

Lisa said...

I am with Ang, you deserve everybit of prayers and thoughts right now. You are in my prayers and in my thoughts, I am trusting Jesus to give you strength and peace at this difficult time. May you feel Him holding your hand through this trial, He is our Great Physician and He is in the healing business.

Lisa said...

BTW, Amy a song that has gotten me through a difficult time is Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns, you can go to my blog and listen to it. It is a powerful song with words that will really minister to you. Do not be afraid, this trial is for His Glory.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Because you are a blogger you automatically have a community. And with God you have family. I know that SITS is both. We are here for you, will pray for you and support you.

Kalei said...

I have something for you. Would you send me your address? my email is antibloggedy@gmail dot com It is a small gift. =) Even with all you and your family go through, you are so lucky to have such wonderful support and people to surround yourself with. Enjoy your holidays with them...

Florida Girl said...

Wow! You are amazing, Amy, & it shows by how many people you have following & supporting you! I've loved your blogs lately. They have touched my heart. Oh, by the way, AMEN! Jessica

ella said...

I agree with all the others: You do deserve and NEED our support. Just we would need the same support if we were in the same situation. Take it all in. You are in my thoughts.

ElfTea said...

SITS is only letting the rest of us know how much you DO deserve this. Much Love and hope to you and yours.

Dawn said...

Amy you and your family are in our daily prayers. I learned of your story on at SITSA. Blessings to you this Christmas!

Tink said...

God has given us angels--seen and unseen--in our lives to ease our burdens, lift our spirits, and draw us ever closer to him. It sounds like you have many of those in your life!

misty said...

Amy, you deserve every bit of this wonderful support! You are amazing and a true blessing to all.You are on my heart and mind always.I will continue to pray for you, Philip and your family.

VintageChicChick said...

I found you through SITS and just want you to know that I added you and your Phillip to my personal prayer list and will be praying.

BoufMom9 said...

Anything we can do, whether it be prayer, hope, love, comfort... lean on us, SITSta :)

*Keli* said...

I'm behind on blogging but have been thinking about you every day! I've missed you! You deserve all of this and I just wish we could all do more. Love ya Amy!!! Keli