Upside down town

Hi everyone, this is Delaney’s oldest sister, Emily. I have never written in a blog so bare with me. I would like to start by saying thank you for the prayers and for being there for Delaney and my family. It means more than you can imagine.
Last Friday, I was walking from class to go meet some friends for lunch. So I am walking along and for some odd reason I was thinking that if any of my family members ever got cancer, would I shave my head for them? I asked my friends at lunch, and they responded with “Emily, that was so random.” I don’t know why I was thinking about that; I guess fancy shmancy people call it a premonition, you can just call me crazy.
When I heard the news, a week ago from today, my whole world turned upside down. I know this blog is about little Laney bug, but I thought I would share how this adventure has already positively affected my life. As it turns out, my world is so much better now that it is upside down. By that I mean, my perspectives needed some altering. I have always tried to put my family first, but after hearing the news, nothing else mattered. At all. Not whatever drama was going on with the volleyball team, not my phone breaking, nothing. Only my family, and talking to GOD.
Things I used to think were terrible are not anymore. Petty things I used to whine about, I don’t anymore. I keep telling myself, if Delaney can do it, then so can I. I can run faster or I can ace this midterm. I am so inspired by my little sis, and I can’t wait to tell her how she has changed my world.
I still have a long way to go, but I am so happy. I am happy because I know after Delaney kicks cancer’s butt, she will grow up knowing that GOD is SO good and that she can do anything. Every aspect of her life will be stronger because of her little adventure, AND THAT IS SO EXCITING.

9 thoughts on “Upside down town

  1. Delaney’s smile sure does bring life to life (and tears to eyes at the same time). Thank you for sharing your heart, your stories, your courage and your faith in the middle of this storm. Your light is shining so brightly! How encouraging and inspiring! GOD is with us and IN us, so Delaney already has His healing power. I thank Him for the supernatural manifestation of that power in Delaney and pray that you all are frequently refreshed with the blessings of hope, comfort, peace and patience while you eagerly and expectantly wait on Him.

  2. Emily, your post is excellent and has made me think. Think about everything… and how much time I waste thinking about the wrong things. You have grown up to be such an amazing girl. Even though you don’t know me, I’m so proud of you! By the way, I think you need to follow in your dad’s footsteps and become a blogging fool! 😉

  3. Our GOD has different ways to touch our hearts in special ways. Although Delaney has touched ALL of our hearts, you too have touched them with your testimony in this. When things like this happen, there are 2 doors that can be gone through. The first is getting mad and taking it out on GOD for doing this to us and the other is to thank HIM for all HE has done and all HE will do. You have chosen the correct one and PRAISED HIM in the Storm! Well done! When GOD stretches us in this way, HE wants to show us something, it sounds like yours way CLARITY, it truly is a gift from GOD and I want to congratulate you on finding yours! I, along with MANY others will continue to PRAY for Delaney and your Family!

  4. What an amazing sister you are Emily! Yes, GOD is good! Pray, trust and wait…. Many prayers from California!!

  5. Wow Emily, what a great perspective from such an incredible young lady! I too am inspired by Delaney and her strength, and the inner strength of her Parents and you inspire me too. “Trust God from the bottom of your heart, don’t try to figure out everything on your own, trust God for where your life is going, God is in control, God is in control.”

  6. Delaney is so blessed to have such a loving warm supportive family. She is lucky to have such an amazing big sister she will grow up to admire and emulate in life. Your post was perfect we should all follow suit and embrace each day and let the small stuff roll off our backs. You are a great big sister :o)

  7. Hi Emily!

    I don’t know you, but I happened to stumble across this blog. I’m very encourage and awed at how you’re handling this. You’re an inspiration to me 🙂 I know somewhat what you’re going through…a good friend of mine passed this summer from cancer. Take heart, for Jesus has overcome the world. Thanks for inspiring me today 🙂


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