Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time to Fight!

We had an amazing week in paradise, where we forgot about our worries and what lies ahead.  Mom spent lots of time in reading and praying while on the beach.  Dad even met perfect strangers one evening at Starfish Point, where they prayed with him and for mom as the sun went down.  We saw God everywhere we went.  In the beautiful sunsets, in the clear blue water where life was abundant, and in the people we met.  

He granted us his peace all week long.  Allowing us to just enjoy each other, enjoy the precious time together.  We laughed until we cried.  We cried as we saw our Creator at his best painting the most amazing sunsets we'd ever see, during prayer with the sand between our toes, proclaiming His victory through mom.  And for the week, it was as if time stood still and things were the way they were before August 15th. 

We know we can't go back in time and really we don't want to go back.  For it is what lies ahead of us, that makes us grab our faith by the horns so to speak and watch to see what God will do.  We've heard lots of people tell mom she has lots of work ahead of her.  But to be honest, who doesn't?  We all have lots of work ahead of us.  Whether it be health related or not, we are all here for a specific calling.  It's up to us to follow, listen, and do the work in which He's called us. 

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Ephesians 2:10

So while mom may have lots of work ahead of her, so do us kids.  We know we aren't going at this alone.  Mom has an army on her side and the greatest commander to ever walk this earth, Jesus.  So we will stand firm in our faith, take this by the horns, and fight with you mom. 

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.  For our struggles is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the dark world..."
Ephesians 6:10-12

You've always fought for us!  You've always placed us and many other above yourself - now it's time to focus on you.  On what God is going to do through you.  He is calling you to something greater than we can could ever imagine and I am so thankful, we get to ride along side you.  Let Him work through you, in you, and through us.  May He purify you so that you become more like Him.  For it is in our suffering, we become like Him.  May your light shine brighter than ever before!  

If God is for us, than who can be against us?  Let Satan be sorry he ever messed you!  He has called us to be warriors!  And anyone that knows you, knows you aren't going down without a fight and I know He will equip you every step of the way.  He is rising up and doing a new thing in you, mom.  The old will pass away, the ancient ruins will be restored to what God intended them to be and this is where the light meets the dark.  Where healing begins.


 "Then your light will break forth like the dawn, 
and your healing will quickly appear;  
then righteousness will go before you, 
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.  
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, 
and he will say:  Here I am."

Then your light will rise in the darkness, 
and your night will become like the noonday.  
The Lord will guide you always;
 he will satifsy your needs in a sun-scorched land 
and will strengthen your frame.  
You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.  
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins 
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
 you will be called 
Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." 
Isaiah 58:8-9; 10-12

Mom will soon be leaving for treatment at Hope4Cancer.  Through LOTS of prayer and conversations with doctors, personal testimonies mom decided this is her best option for treatment.  Since it's an alternative treatment center, she will have to pay for treatment upfront, prior to starting.  She will go for 3 weeks of initial treatment, then will return ever so often for check-ups.  Please continue to pray for discernment, peace, and healing.  We have started a GoFundMe to help cover some of the expense.  My family can't thank you enough for all the prayers this far.  Stick around to see what God is going to do through this amazing woman I have the privilege of calling "mom!" 

Standing and believing with you!  We love you madly mom! 

If you feel lead to give you can give here http://www.gofundme.com/eaikac 


  1. This is so touching and perfect. You guys much less Mimi do not deserve this heartache. She's such a sweet human. She has always been kind and sweet to my family and me. We have been praying for her since the beginning. We will continue to pray for you and the family to have the knowledge, faith and strength to fight this battle.
    Hugs and kisses from The Garcia's in Spring, TX

  2. Keeping your mom & family in our thoughts & prayers. Xoxo