Saturday, November 29, 2008


Mikel Ann Taylor, is our baby. She is 7 1/2, she is in the second grade and is a wonderful piece of our lives. Recently we recieved some news that is a little overwhelming for us. We don't have all the pieces of the puzzle yet, we return back to the dr this next week. However I am asking that my fellow bloggers begin to pray. Mikel was diagnoised with migraines about 5-6 months ago. The headaches began in January. It took a few months but we got to the headache clinic and that is where the diagnosis was made. Well about 3 weeks ago she had one seizure. But it was enough to make the doctors want to do further testing. One of which was an MRI--- Last Tuesday Mrs. Pat and I went to take her in. Really believeing we would just get some answers that were all the same, she has headaches continue the medicine, blah blah.... But what we were told was devastating to us all.
Mikels test showed that she has a brain tumor. It is on the left side of her brain and that she will now see the nuero surgeon. THIS IS ALL WE KNOW......
We spent the first two days crying and looking at her very different. But I kept saying she is healthy. She plays, jumps, skips and she can't be sick. As parents Brian and I have allowed our minds to wonder and say ALL of the what ifs...... We finally reached the place yesterday that we had given her to God along time ago and she is His.
I hesitated in writing this blog but I so felt that If I didn't, my friends couldn't pray and right now we need every prayer that can be given. My aunt encouraged me to share with those that would lift Mikel Ann up.
I have asked God a million and one questions and I was directed to a passage of scripture.
2Corinthians 1:5--- For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows...-- The commentary study to this scripture states the following: Our suffering is a link to Jesus Christ. Through he was the son of God, he endured the frustrations of flesh while living in a sinful world. We still live in that fallen world. Some of us face physical, some face emotional stress and battles. But because Jesus lives within us, he shares the pains, the sorrows and the frustrations we feel. He joins with us in our suffering and ---even more encourageing---he also offers us comfort.
As a christian I realize I am going to go through some tough times; but I WILL NEVER GO ALONE!!!!!!
Thank you for your prayers and we will be believing for a good report.


Amy said...

Oh my! I will pray pray pray!

Sommer and Robert said...

We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

kate said...

kerri- i was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a year ago. I was scared at first, but it is not cancerous and does not appear to be growing. My Dr. said that 7 out of 10 people walk around with little tumors and they never know it. I will pray that your baby's will be nothing to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Omg! I was reading through several different blogs trying to figure out what was up with Mikel. I am so sorry. I will be praying for her. At least she is close to you at the school now. Is there any new updates on the tumor? I havent seen you guys at church? I see your doing the choir thing though. Guess we are just missing each other. I will be praying for all you guys. I hope you get in the christmas spirit too. I am making our christmas all about are family this year. It is always about shopping and getting gifts but this year we are concentrating on the true meaning of christmas and the real reason for the season. I love you guys and me and Justin will be praying. O yeah Justin got a job working at the Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center. It is the one he really wanted! Talk about stressin! I was really worried about Christmas for us and God proved to us who is directing this family:)

Luv ya Amy Sue!

Mellisab said...

Kerri, I have been praying for Mikel and hope that all turns out well for her. I know how horrible it is to live with headaches and then to hear this kind of news, and I pray that they get her on some meds and the headaches go away.