melody joy


It's amazing how one can spend days chattering about the weather, recent trips, this trail or that climb, all the while avoiding the one thing that weighs the heaviest. The one thing that takes up every thought and makes any other prayer seem trivial. Sadly, not talking about that bad stuff doesn't make it any less real.

My brother and his wife's world was rocked last week when their daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Yesterday it was rocked once again when more cancer was found upgrading Melody from a stage II to a higher risk stage IV. 

 I can't help but remember my brother's closing statement to an email that he had written just a few weeks before Melody was diagnosed:

thankful God has given me Karen and Melody to walk the road with... May He return soon.

Praying that the three of them will be able to continue to walk together.


  1. Oh my goodness, Chelsea. I will be praying like crazy. I am so sorry to hear this. May he return soon, indeed.

  2. Melody has our hearts and prayers. Many tears have been shed in heartfelt prayer for her and her parents.

  3. Oh Chelsea! That is heartbreaking. I am so so sorry. I will be praying.

  4. Thank you all! your prayers and comments mean so much

  5. Thank you for expressing this. I can't seem to find the words.