Tuesday, January 3

We must go through the valley...

to stand upon the mountain of God.

And we are in the valley.  We learned today James' AFP is high again.  We are not where we were when we first started this journey but we are much higher than we were after surgery.  The doc gave several possibilities for the spike so I will pass along more detail when we've narrowed it down.  James will have a scan week after next to find where the cancer is this time.  For now, he will finish this round of chemo with tomorrow being the last day.  He will have a shot after treatment to help keep his WBC from dropping as low.  Since James will be neutropenic next week I ask that everyone call or text but please do not visit.  It is cold/flu season and I am not willing to risk James getting sick while he is on chemo.

  • My car is fixed.
  • Our needs are met.
  • James' nausea has been minimal.
  • Thank God for James' medical team.  He is in great hands!
~Prayer Requests~
  • We find the source of this AFP spike.
  • James continues to tolerate this round of chemo.
  • Pray for peace and strength for James and I to endure this again.
This verse was shared with me today and I am clinging tight to it tonight...
Psalms 34:17-18 
 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted  and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Goodnight my friends!


  1. Standing on the promises of God our savior. Let the mountains appear. God bless you guys. Prayers sent up for the redhead. Happy New Year.Bill and Deb

  2. Hey Abell's!!! My prayers are with you both! James, you are an amazing guy and you will pull through this, I just know it and so does our Gracious FATHER! Amy stay stong as your are everyday! Love to you both and if you need anything please let me know! Lauren Williams

  3. Amy,
    I cant imagine what you two have to deal with but I feel your pain. The thing that stands out is your faith,and that is what will get you through this.Continue to trust God , he will meet your needs and heal James.I am praying for you both. Thank you for keeping everyone updated.
    Love and prayers,
    Bev. Perkins

  4. I am Praying for yall Amy and James! If you need anything at all(including a lil house work or laundry)Just give me a call I will be there to help you out! Lots of LOVE and Prayers.. Sara Bennett

  5. We are sending lots of love and prayers to you both right now. I know it is hard to hear this news, but please don't lose hope. You both are so strong and if you have come this far, we all know you can see the end in sight! Please let us know what we can do (and I MEAN that)! Take care of each other and know that God is in control. Love you both, Justin and Jo

  6. Hey Cuz! We are sending our love and prayers. Wish you were all here in Kentucky with us. Hope you got our letter in the mail a while back. Again, we love you all so much. If you need anything, let us know.
    Brandy Jo