Monday, April 13, 2009

Relay for Life!!!!!!!!

Carson and I have decided to participate in Relay for Life. Although this is not our first time to take part or to help organize the event, this is the first time we have had cancer hit so close to home.
PLEASE go to the following link if you are interested in helping our team raise funds or joining our team!

Thank you in advance for your support. Together, we will celebrate, remember, and fight back. For state fundraising notices and the American Cancer Society's Privacy Policy, please paste the following link into your browser:

[ ]Click here to visit my personal page.
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

[ ]Click here to view the team page for Huntin' for a Cure
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

Relay Information:
May 1, 2009
7:00 pm-7:00am
Warrior Stadium
Grand Prairie, Texas
*Our theme is "Huntin' for a Cure" Bring your camo and hunting attire. We'll have a tent and chairs-If you have other camping items-please bring them those too! As the event gets closer, we will talk about food and drinks as well.

We are also ordering t-shirts. They are $10 each-please send an email to if you are interested.
Thank you and God Bless.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Faith is what we are turn to during unknown times. It seems recently with everything it is the only thing I am able to cling to. When times are good...they are great- and when life takes crazy turns, it feels like an insane detour spiraling out of control.
I am not just talking about everything that is going on with my family, but recent events and diagnosis with friends and extended family members. Wow is all I have to say. God calls on His strongest and most devote to test and challenge. Yesterday I lost my faith for a little bit. It was ugly and something that I never want to happen again. I finally asked God WHY??? Why all this pain, suffering and affliction? Not just for me, but for others too ALL at the same time. Then it hit me like ton of bricks. DUH Kelsey! When we endure loss, bad news, hard times and pain, we should put our faith in God and turn to help one another. Our healing comes from our ability and willingness to help others through their own grief. The tough stuff gives your character. Experience makes you wise... It's preparation for what's to come, which is almost frightening in itself, but I am thanking God for His little blessings along the way and for preparing me ahead of time.
We are both very scared and although we trust the doctors, we are not completely satisfied with their answers. But then again, are we ever guaranteed 100 % safety from anything?? Of course not! So, we do the best we can and live everyday fully and Faith. Faith that God will take care of us. We are His children and He loves us forever and unconditionally.
My Faith is inching back. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I lost it. Now, I pray you never lose yours.

We are back in Grand Prairie for Easter...celebrating Jesus! Carson has just 3 weeks until law school finals and he is DONE until next Fall! I have 7 more weeks of school and then our summer abroad Texas will hopefully begin! Thank you for listening to my rant. I find this blog therapeutic and helpful during all of this.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Good & Bad News

Well, I have good news and bad news.
First off, the mass did test as malignant sarcoma. So Carson did have cancer. As of now, the specialist are confident chemotherapy and radiation are not needed because of the way the tumor formed to the bone and they did remove the ENTIRE mass. We return to MD Anderson next week to have a check up with Dr. Swisher and hopefully have a full body scan performed. Carson will have to get full body scans every six months to make sure the cancer has not come back.
This is all I know. We are shocked, but also thankful they were able to catch it and remove it quickly. We ask for your prayers that it will not come back. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers already given. We are good-I promise! Carson was joyful about not having to endure chemo/radiation at this time. We are counting our blessings.
Thank you again.
Please check the blog for further updates: