Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A note from Pap-Pap (Dr. Dave)

I am sorry this note is long overdue. My words are going to be sorely inadequate but the tears of appreciation and gratefulness welling in my eyes say it all. As Alivia's Grandpa (Pap-Pap) and Emily's father I simply want to say thank you for all your prayers and words of support, love and encouragement. They have meant far more than you can ever imagine. I hope to personally thank all of you and convey the significance of your expressions of love and concern. We are minute by minute strengthened by God's love and mercy for us and especially towards our little sweetheart. Please continue to pray for a total healing of Alivia. Mostly pray that throughout this all God would be glorified.


Blogger Briana Almengor said...

Wish I could give you a big hug right now. HOw many times have you wrapped your arms around me with a smile of assurance, knowing that everything would be alright for me. Wish I could reciprocate today, but I see and trust that God is meeting all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Love you much!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave - I want to say something profound, but there isn't anything. I pray and pray.... If you need anyone to check on your house while you are away or anything like that, just let me know. I realized when sending you a card by snail mail how close my new place is to yours. God bless all of you. Our hearts are with yours.
Cathy S. (h.s. math)

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Allen!!
Thanks for the post-- I will gladly pray for total health for Alivia. When my sister was Diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer and told that she had 2 years (at most) to live, I held on to three verses. They were:

"For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope" (Jer 29:11). I will agree with God for this plan for Alivia's life.
"And He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing" (Matt 8:3). I know His response when I ask for total health for Alivia....and...
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever" (Heb 13:8)....I don't have to wonder if He will change His mind.

And to the Glory of God- It has been 4+ years since that dreadful report and my sister's Dr.s continue to be amazed that she has been in remission for 3 1/2 years. It started when she gave her life to God and asked that He would be glorified. It continues because we are convinced that He is willing.

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.....and
give a hug to the bug for me.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just as I told Gretchen in my comment to her...I was so great to see God's grace being poured out through you to your family. It was so wonderful to see how tenderly you dealt with your sweet girls...Alivia and Emily. I am sure it is such a comfort for Em to have you there!!!

Love, Les

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brother Dave,

I'm sitting at my desk at work typing this with tears welling up in my eyes. I guess I'm often able to stuff down deep how much I love my family and miss seeing everybody on a more frequent basis . Especially times like this when a big bear hug would mean so much.I so wish that we could do more.Prayers are raining up from so many people here in California. I have to be believe that they can be physically fely by Alivia, Emily, James and you and Gretchen ( who apparently became Gigi when I wasn't looking).God Bless you guys and we'll talk to you soon. I'm going to clear the tears and open my office door.


1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Dave,
Your expression of love and gratitude expresses the heart of our Father. Even though I don't know you, I feel we are connected in Christ. Alivia and family are in my prayers. Patty Klingensmith (Melanie's mom)

Phil 4:6-7
1. Don't Worry instead
2. Pray
3. Tell God what you need
4. Thank Him
Then...you get....
1. God's peace
2. That peace will guard your heart and mind as you live in Christ. (as you are doing throught thid difficult time)

9:31 AM  

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