Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

the latest update...

I have written about the Bergman family here...this update has come from my sister Melissa as they have been in touch directly with Joanna and family.
Keep praying...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

my heart is breaking....

Please be in prayer for Joanna and her is the most recent news of our dear sister in the Lord...
Thank you for praying.

(further testing has revealed that the tumor is cancerous)

Dear Friends & Family,
Although we find it very hard to understand God's ways, we cling to the fact that He Love's us and has our best in mind. The results of Joanna's tumor came back today showing that it is an aggressive malignant tumor, grade 4 (highest). We are still in shock trying to process what we've been told. They would like to begin radiation and chemotherapy soon, however, the doctor still gave her only 1-2 years to live. They expect the cancer will continue to grow back. We are praying for a miracle!
Thanks for your prayer,
Curtis for Joanna, Natalie, Reuben and Kaylie

Friday, September 19, 2008

Praise God!!!!

Here is an email from Curtis Bergman, Joanna's husband....
Thanks for all your prayers, God is good....continue to lift them up, as she recovers!

Praise the Lord, Joanna came through the surgery well! It was a long surgery (8 hours), at 6:00pm she went into recovery, and we talked to the doctor. He was pleased with how things went. She responded well to questions during and after the surgery which is a good sign as far as brain damage goes. She knew my name, that's good! The doctor said he got about 90% of the tumor which is good. If he had tried to get all of it their would likely be major brain damage as the tumor has fingers in the surrounding tissue. The initial test from pathology was good, showing a benign tumor however the doctor was very hesitant to say that it is all benign until they test more pieces of it. It will be a few weeks before we know the final word on what it is and whether more treatment is required. For now Joanna is recovery in ICU for at least a day, and she might be able to leave the hospital Monday or Tuesday. She is very weak and probably won't be up for visits on Saturday. We are thanking God for the outcome of todays surgery! We have all be comforted and encouraged to know how many are praying her, thanks
God is good!
Curtis for Joanna

Please be in prayer....

We are requesting that you uplift a dear family before the Lord today....Joanna Bergman is the sister in law to Liz's sister Melissa and just days ago found out that she has a tumor the size of an orange in her brain, the cause of very painful headaches she has been having these past weeks. She is undergoing surgery today, the 19th, it will last 5-7 hours and is a very serious surgery. This precious family is a beautiful picture of trust in God's will and an outstanding testimony of faith in a good God, that has thier family in His hands....still they need prayer, for peace and comfort during this time. Joanna is the young mommy to three precious children and wife to Curtis, who in all his email updates we have received, has always given God glory in the midst of this trial, he is being strong for his family, but still needs his brother and sisters in the Lord to be in prayer....let us lift the whole Bergman family before the Lord, boldly coming before Him on behalf of this sweet family.

Here is a picture of Joanna enjoying her children....pray she will heal and be able to continue enjoying the gifts God has blessed her with....she is a sweet mommy to her little ones, a true picture of love and devotion...

Friday, September 05, 2008

a quick update....

Summer has been a fun filled time for our family. We are adjusting well to being a family of seven...the saying is so true, "never a dull moment!" we love it and thank you for your prayers for our family as we continue to raise our precious gifts from the Lord.

The five kiddos...

Ezzy is babysitting Boston...

This is what we call, "the lineup" of the three boys in their seats :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

eight years...

Eight years ago, my love and I said our forever vows to each other...written with love and excitment, looking to the future, wondering what God had planned for us as we became one...little did we know ALL that God would teach us, all that He would bring us through, all that He would ask of us, the many blessings we would experience...I thank God for you, for blessing me with a best friend, to walk hand in hand through this journey called life.

Happy Eight Years...I pray for many more, as we continue by grace alone...which God supplies. You are an amazing husband, how blessed I am...thank you for all you do for our family...

I love you.

*** Love, Me ***

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The past few days, enjoying Boston...

We have felt the outpouring of love and prayers by our family and friends, near and far....thank you to all who have so lovingly been excited as we welcomed our newest son. What a JOY and blessing! I wanted to share some pictures of our family enjoying and loving on our precious son, Boston Jude. We celebrated Daddy's birthday too. We love you all and again thank you for your comments and notes to us!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Family Pictures

Here are a few of the newest family pictures

Friday, July 18, 2008

We would like you to meet....

Boston Jude Borbe

Birthday: July 17, 2008 8:30am
7 Pounds 3 Ounces 19.5 inches long
*More pictures of little Boston, go here*

He is a JOY and doing great! He came out with strong, loud lungs...ready to nurse and be loved on by his family. Thank you for your prayers for his birthday.
God is good and we praise Him for the blessing of a healthy son.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

How about some pictures??

So, I apologize for the lack of blogging lately!!! Due to rain slowing down our evening softball plans, I now have some "free" time to download pictures and share them with you!!

MUCH love to you all...we are all getting VERY excited to welcome our new little man to our Borbe Bunch!! Mommy is feeling good, blessed to have the privilege of being the only one to hold baby boy...though I very willing to share the "holding" privilege with his loving family...soon, in four weeks is the planned day to welcome our new son...please pray with us, as I will have a C-Section on July 17th.

So here you have it....the past weeks through pictures.... :)


Gabby turns SEVEN!

The girls are playing softball on the same team...

30 Weeks along...a very active baby!

Four weeks away will be his birthday...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

pictures to share :)

A Red Sox fan...

Bible time with daddy...

Spring flowers for Mamma...

In this pic I am 25 Weeks along...I am now 28 weeks along...time is flying by :)

Ballerina Bread Maker...

Being treated like a queen by my girls after hosting dinner, they are so sweet and would spoil me like this if I requested every night :) They love to rub lotion all over my growing belly...I am so blessed...daddy's in the kitchen cleaning up!

A great apple peeler :)

The girls are getting better at their kitchen cutting we are making an apple pie for dessert.

Updates and Pictures

Life is whizzing by, full of blessings and are a few pictures to re-cap what has been happening here in Borbe Bunch land :)

My friend from Bible School, Debi, came for a fun visit. She met all my children for the first time. I met her youngest, Ella Marie for the first time. What fun our visit was!

Eliana Marie and Ella Marie...Ellie was thrilled to play with a baby girl, especially one with almost the same name as her. :)

Ezra Cross was named after a dear friend and mentor to Edwin, Dennis Cross. We were thrilled and blessed to host them for dinner and a fun visit a few weeks ago. Here Dennis and Ezzy "hang out" for a bit before they leave.

Here is the whole gang, together for a picture!

I have taught myself how to is my first finished product...a baby hat. I kinda learned as I went, once it was done, the color was a bit girlie, so I added some flowers I crocheted and then gave it to one of my friend's little girls.

My not so willing "model" for the hat :)

A better picture