Friday, July 29, 2011

We Need Prayer Today

I have nothing to say today other than we desire your prayers more than ever right now. I'm not sure why, but last night at church it seemed like everything just came down on top of me at once. At times, I let it go and cry my eyes out but, the majority of the time, I have to hold it in because of the kids being with me. I'm trying to be strong for Kari but I desperately need peace and strength right now so that I can do that.

Kari's hair is bad enough to where we can no longer cover it. It's coming out by the trash can full and it's honestly making Kari and I sick to our stomachs. I hate it that my baby's beautiful long hair is almost gone but I'm to the point where I just want it gone so we can learn to deal with it.

Kari doesn't feel very good today and my heart is breaking. Poor little Malachi...he's just in the midst of the confusion.

I'm not sure when I'll be able to post again...Kari's birthday party is Saturday and her actual birthday is sunday. I'll do my best to post pictures of it all ASAP.

Please pray for our family.


  1. Praying for you my sweet friend. I wish there was something I could say or do that would take this all away right now, but I can't. I will continue to pray and trust in the Lord to give you and Kari strength and perserverence to get through this awful mess. I love you all so much and wish so badly this wasn't your cup to drink.

    Tell Ms. Kari her present may be a few days late, but it's coming in a big 'ol box in the mail with her name on it!

    LOVE YOU!!!

  2. We're praying. Praying for comfort and peace for you, Ashlee, and healing for Kari.

  3. Girl, this breaks my heart. I can't imagine what you are feeling. Please know I'm crying with you but I'm also praying for you all & I know God will make you strong! You are one of the strongest people I know & you inspire me so much! Love you!

  4. Ashley-
    My family and my Church are still praying for you all. Hearing this news kills me, I couldnt imagine. God will protect you and take care of you all! I wish a blessing on you all, truly!

  5. Praying for healing for Kari....and that God will give you and your family strength, one day at a time, as you come to Him in prayer. I know that losing Kari's hair is a very hard thing to deal with. When Makaylynn's had to be shaved because of the big clumps of hair coming out it was awful. We cried and cried... But, 8 months later she is still bald because of the chemo....but I have never seen her so beautiful!!! She has to be the most beautiful bald little girl in the world :-):-) After she gets through with chemo I look forward to seeing her beautiful blonde hair again....but truthfully, after the initial shock of seeing her without get so used to it that all you see is her beautiful eyes and other features. We have always told her how beautiful she looks with no hair. For a girl who once had thick, long blonde hair...she is very happy being bald. She smiles all the time and is such a happy little girl that has been through so much. God has truly blessed us and her. I have no doubt that the LORD will help you and Kari through this...He knows how much you love Him and He hears your cries for your sweet Kari. He will give you the strength you need as you continue to trust HIM. My prayers are always with you and your little family. Love you all.....Dana Minton

  6. My heart just aches for all of you. I'm so sorry that you have to endure this nightmare, I will continue to pray for strength and comfort for your family and a peace that only God can give you. Happy Birthday to Kari in advance! Hope your little darling has a day as beautiful as she is!!!

  7. I understand your overwhelming desire to be strong but don't forget what God said to Apostle Paul.
    "...My Grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness."
    God's strength is perfected in your weakness. It's ok to break down and fall apart in God's arms. He understands your tears. He understands you heart ache. He understands that you are just flesh made from dust. He remembers your frame.
    There are a bunch of us pulling for you and your family but nobody pulling for you like God is.
    This is a quote from Charles Spurgeon on Weakness. It really speaks to me in moments when I feel so small and frail in the midst of insurmountable obstacles.

    "God does not need your strength: he has more than enough of power of his own. He asks your weakness: he has none of that himself, and he is longing, therefore, to take your weakness, and use it as the instrument in his own mighty hand. Will you not yield your weakness to him, and receive his strength?" CHS


  8. Ashlee - we are praying for you, praying for Kari, praying for Malachi, praying for your family. Praying for healing, praying for strength, praying, praying, praying. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can ever do for you! Kelley.

  9. Ashley,
    Please know I am praying for strength and determination for you and Kari during the tough times of Kari's healing. When we found out our son Brian had cancer (I hate that "C" word!) A dear Godly woman told me, "God didn't promise us a life on this earth without trials and tribulations, actually he said we would have them. But he did promise he would be with us through each one of them and praise God it will be worth it in the end!" I thank God Brian is cancer free and healthy now and I know Kari will be too!!!

    I love you all!

  10. I agree with what Davy said. I love you girlfriend. Wish I could take some of the load off your little shoulder.

    Happy Birthday Kari!!

  11. Ashley,
    I can't imagine for a second what your going through! I have had you and Kari on my mind for quite sometime now. I've been meaning to leave a comment but just didn't know what to say? It has been so long since I have seen you! You have two beautiful children and I can only imagine what a good mother you have become! Just want you to know we have been praying for Kari and your family! I pray the Lord give's you the strength to be strong for Kari and pray that the Lord see's Kari through this with an almighty healing that she can tell the whole world about!!!! I love you girl and i'm very sorry for what you are having to endure! I wish there was something I could do to change thing's but for now I will pray and tell everyone that I know to pray with us! With love and prayers, Amanda Ayers

    Happy Birthday Kari!

  12. Ashlee,
    As I was sitting here trying to think of something to say to you to encourage you, the words of this song came to me. I hope it helps in some way.

    And I'll praise You in this storm
    And I will lift my hands
    For You are who You are
    No matter where I am
    And every tear I've cried
    You hold in Your hand
    You never left my side
    And though my heart is torn
    I will praise You in this storm

    I love you....

  13. Ashlee,
    I don't know if you remember me, but Kevin and Matt worked together at Phillips Diversified in Annville a few years ago. We came and ate dinner with you guys once. You guys treated Kevin, Alicia, and I so good. I just wanted to let you all know that Kari and you all are in my prayers, daily. I think of you often and pray for you each time that you come to mind.

  14. Happy Birthday sweet Kari! Hope your day is filled with wonderful surprises :)


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