Sunday, January 18, 2009

Big Event!!

Sorry it has been so long since I have updated. I planned on writing a post before Christmas, and well that didn't happen. Then I was going to write on New Years day about how I hope 2009 is a much better year for the Ryan family and well, that didn't happen either. Then I was going to post some prayer requests for Carter's appointment tomorrow and figured I better do that now since it is almost to late!
New Years was a great reflecting time for me. I was very emotional thinking back on the past year of all we went through and how gracious God was. I never underestimate the miracle that Carter is and what a blessing it was to find his cancer before it was to late. Those two weeks in May went by so fast however it was truly a living nightmare. It was something we never expected and wish no one ever has to go through. However, I am so grateful how quickly everything happened and how fast Carter was NED (no evidence of disease).
The past few weeks have been really hard on me. Carter's appointment in tomorrow, Jan. 19 and I can't even begin to explain how I have felt. I can't wait for it to be over with. I am so nervous and fearful. I just can't bear to think of the what ifs. Even when I think I am doing OK in trusting God and not worrying something so small will sneak in and away my mind goes.
I pray that as time passes these appointments get easier and not harder. I do worry a little about Carter getting an IV and the sedation but that doesn't bother me near as much as the results of the tests. So please pray for us tonight and tomorrow. I will let you know ASAP.
Now as the title suggests I have news of a big event!! Are you ready to know what it is?

Get your running/walking shoes on and start training for:

1st Annual Carter Ryan Run For Life
May 2, 2009

That's right folks, in the big metropolis of Bolivar we are hosting a run/walk benefiting Relay for Life of Polk County in honor of Carter. May 2, happens to be the one year anniversary of finding out Carter had a tumor. This will be a 5k run/walk, half-marathon and marathon.
When I ran my first race in December, I thought it would be so much better to do a race for a cause and not just for "fun" because seriously, its not all that fun. I began thinking of several groups I would like to run for but set my mind on American Cancer Society. I really hope this will be a big event and if you are anywhere close to Bolivar you should try to come. If you are interested let me know by commenting and I will get the info to you. To make it even more exciting, I will be running the half-marathon. Oh I can't believe I just wrote that, that means I have to now that I made the announcement.

I look forward to sharing how the progress in planning this event and my training goes.
Sometimes I have a hard time writing on here because I often wonder if anyone still reads this blog. If you are reading this, then please comment and let me know. You can be anonymous, I'm just curious.


Jesse Price family said...

I've been following your blog for a long time. I found your site from another cancer child. I must say Carter looks like a real doll baby, so sweet and innocent.

I've been praying for Carter but also his family. It's never easy raising a child much less a child with any kind of illness. Remember God is in control - keep trusting in Him for Carter's continued healing.

May God richly bless you,
Sharon in Eastern North Carolina

Anonymous said...

I read the blog!!

(((( )))) here is a HUG for tomorrow. I know that you are scared but remember that you CAN do this. It is going to be okay!

I can't wait to help you with this race. It will be a blessed day with everyone coming together for a very special little boy. I love you! hang in there! ~Trac

Anonymous said...

Don't stop wirting! I check your blog every morning. Seriously, I am kind of pathetic. I check in on you, Granton Bayless and My Charming Kids every week day morning, I don't have internet at home or I would check on the weekends too. Then I pray for all three of your families, and your amazing little guys each night. Glad to hear an update and can't wait to hear how things go today.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I frequently check your blog. I live in Illinois, but my daughter in Bolivar told me about Carter and Granton, and I follow both blogs. Please write frequently. We want to hear from you and to pray for you.
C.M.'s mother

Rachel said...

I still check on you (and love you!)

Jenelle said...

Hey, I read this the other day, but I am an awesome friend and didn't bother to tell you that I read your blog. Sorry for the delay. I'm a loser.

I know Nell reads your blog too, and I know she reads the comments, don't you Nell? But you never comment. Hmm.. Maybe if Nell ever commented on my blog, I would start posting again. Do you hear that Nell? Figure out how to comment!!! I love you.

Oh, I love you to, Gina. And, Gina? Did you really leave your baby on the counter when you took a shower? Surely not...that would be a little psycho. Oh, wait.... JUST KIDDING! I love you bunches!

One more thing, I know my mom reads your blog too, but she never comments either. My family is a bunch of blog stalkers.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog too!!

Anonymous said...

I am reading it now. Donna