In the next few hours (as I write it is almost 8AM in Israel), Daisy and her parents will be having the first consultation with the doctor in Israel. Please pray for wisdom, discernment, peace & unity as they take the first steps towards deciding Daisy’s treatment.
We are stoked to see the community across the country rally behind Daisy and enjoy God’s creation together at the Paddle for Daisy on Sep 1st 9am. Visit paddlefordaisy.com to join in a paddle near you or to organize a new one!
You can also help by texting “Daisy” to 56512 to give a $10 tax deductible gift.
Thanks to Dean Plumlee and everyone at Christian Surfers for organizing this fantastic event!
Andrea Montgomery Designs is thrilled to introduce a new “Daisy Love” inspired necklace including a daisy, a rectangle with a heart cut out and a white freshwater pearl (in honor of Daisy’s birthstone). 100% of proceeds go to her care.
Dane Reynolds thanks everybody for supporting Daisy. We join him in saying thank you!
Love to see you tomorrow at the pancake breakfast for Daisy! A few Channel Islands team riders will be flipping pancakes. Not naming names but you won’t want to miss them. We’re also giving away a Channel Islands surfboard. Come join us!
Tickets available at the door.
This Saturday at the La Cumbre plaza location, Backyard Bowls is donating 20% of all sales to Daisy. Thank you to Richie and the whole Backyard Bowls crew! Go on Saturday to get delicious acai bowls and real food smoothies at this excellent eatery.
Many things go through my head as I’m procrastinating the last minute scramble to get ready to leave. Things like wishing our circumstances were different, feeling stretched to the max. I’m also thanking God that we get another chance, we get more time with Daisy. Feelings can waver hourly so I must continue to think about what is true, what is good, what is beautiful.
We are convinced God does much more behind the visible stage of each person’s lives. He speaks and it’s up to us to hear. We are also convinced family and human relationship is a precious and fragile gift. It’s up to us to listen to each other. It’s up to us to nurture each other.
As we go on this pivotal journey halfway around the world seeking a cure for our daughter one thing is sure in a sea of unknowns: that is we don’t want to miss a thing. Not one inside joke, not one grimace while trying new food. Not one chance to hear the gentle sounds of each other’s musings.
We feel God has much to say to us, we want to listen. We pray and please join us in this prayer, that not only will He heal our girl but that He will heal our hearts as well.
That said, we are leaving our phones in the US and bringing one computer. We won’t have Internet or any screens in our apartment. We will not be checking email either. We want to be present, we want to be fully there. Not “m hm’ing” when our kids tell us stories while we manage our social media. Not staring at a screen instead of breathing in the history and beauty of the land.
We will however be posting weekly updates on what’s going on. (after we find an internet cafe!) We will be as thorough as possible so you can continue to pray with purpose.
You have all been a huge part of our lives since our girl ended up in the ER in September of 2009. Thank you. Thank you for praying, encouraging, loving, caring. We love you and look forward to sharing good news weekly over the next few months. Goodbyes are hard for us so we prefer to say “see you soon!”
We have the appointment!!!!!! We leave this Friday!
After long weeks of so many unknowns we have our appointment in Israel. Sometimes it’s nice to just know one thing. I don’t know what the future holds but I know when to show up at the cell therapy clinic in Tel Aviv. I don’t know how long we will live in Israel (at least 3 months) but I know what day I get there. I choose to be glad when I get little answers and leave the rest in God’s hands. And so begins our next phase of treatment.
We leave on Friday…. Let’s do this!
P.S. This is the back of a note Daisy sent a family friend. Love.