Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 30, 2016

We are safely back in Memphis!

Thank you all for praying with us for safe travels and a good weekend, God answered our prayers! Our weekend was full of wonderful things and great memories. Since Kayleigh did not have treatment today we stayed home a little longer and enjoyed the pool with family and friends.

Kayleigh has been a trooper all weekend. Thankfully the steroid dose being lowered hasn’t caused any problems. She is still a while away from being completely off that medicine but she is making great progress. Thank you Jesus for answered prayers!

Tomorrow is a full day, but we are starting to settle in to this new normal, so a full day isn’t a scary thing. We are thankful for how we are seeing God work on Kayleigh’s behalf – we know her story is positively impacting so many people, it’s amazing. Our prayer is that God will hear the cries of so many praying, all asking for complete healing this side of heaven, that he will grant our request. Please continue to flood the gates of heaven with prayers for our precious girl.

Until tomorrow,
‘Carrow 💜

We had so much fun today I failed to take pictures! I did snap this quick one with our kids and cousin Will 🙂


May 29, 2016

Happy Sunday!

Like many of you we are enjoying this long holiday weekend. Our Sunday was filled with church, family and friends. After this mornings worship service we met my grandparents, Kayleigh’s great-grandparents, for lunch. It is always such a blessing when we are able to spend time with them. I certainly hope when I’m 90 that I am the same kind of people they are – kind, active, independent, and faithfully serving the Lord!

This afternoon Tim & I had the joy of going to a visitation for a beautiful woman we admired very much. Mrs. P was a beautiful woman who loved God first and served Him faithfully. The legacy that lives on in her children, grand children and great-grandchildren is one that is filled with love, deeply rooted in faith and centered in Christ. I cannot think of a better legacy to leave. When we made our way to the front, this precious family we love so much, stopped the visitation in order to pray for us. And not just the few of us together, the entire church stopped to pray specifically for Kayleigh’s healing. There simply are not enough words to describe the joy that overflows our hearts when the Lord shows up like that. I’m quite certain Mrs. P was smiling from heaven.

We finished up this beautiful day by relaxing with Tim’s family. Before Kayleigh’s diagnosis it seems like our schedules were always so packed that it was hard to make time for family around all of the activities. Our priorities are a little different now and enjoying unhurried family time is at the top of the list. Kayleigh certainly enjoyed preparing everyone’s desserts and generally being the resident princess.

Your prayers are working so please keep lifting Kayleigh up! The lowering of the steroids has not caused any problems. She is still doing well and showing very little symptoms – thank you Jesus!

Prayer requests for tomorrow
1.) Complete healing!
2.) Safe travels back to Memphis.
3.) Symptoms to stay away and for Kayleigh to continue to get stronger.

Thank you all for your prayers. We love you all –
‘Carrow 💜




May 28, 2016

A little R&R…

What a wonderful day today was! For us, Saturday’s mean softball and today was no exception. We had perfect weather most of the day and enjoyed watching big sister play ball. Kayleigh felt great and was able to enjoy running, playing, and just being a kid.

Since we got home earlier than normal we also had time to swim!!! Our friend “Coach” has been working like a mad man trying to get our cement swamp turned back into a swimming pool. I wish I had a picture of Kayleigh’s face when she told me the pool was ready and she could swim, sheer joy – it was priceless!

We are so blessed and completely overwhelmed by the support of our friends and community. The local mail truck is decked out in purple, every mailbox in our neighborhood has a purple bow, the folks across the street have a sign in their yard, purple Kayleigh t-shirts are everywhere. Our schools, churches, sports teams – everyone is “Team Kayleigh” – and we thank you.

Love to you all,
‘Carrow 💜








May 27, 2016 – Radiation #5

Radiation Day 5:

All Kayleigh had today was radiation at 9:00 a.m. and then we were free to go! Treatment went great, it was the fastest one yet! We weren’t in the hospital very long today but I was stopped twice, by two different people, to let me know what a great job Kayleigh is doing with radiation and how much they love her. One of them said “she’s such a little adult, we all just love her.” It’s nice to know they appreciate her spunky spirit as much as we do!

We are now safely home and looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Kayleigh will get to be the mascot of the softball field again tomorrow and after that we are looking forward to some quality pool time!

Kayleigh did have a mild headache this evening. I’m sure being tired from traveling, the excitement of being home, running around like a banshee, all combined with the decrease of steroids had something to do with that. Please pray that it was an isolated incident and that no more headaches or other side effects make an appearance!

Thank you for your prayers!
‘Carrow 💜

Here’s our crazy, happy crew all together again ☺️


May 26, 2016 – Radiation #4

Radiation day 4:

Thank you Jesus for another good day! Today was a very busy day for Kayleigh. She had radiation, occupational therapy, an oncology visit, a pharmacy research trial consult, and physical therapy. Whew! She was a trooper all day long. Each stop we made the nurse, doctor or therapist each made a comment about how well she is doing – how her symptoms are decreasing and how well she is looking. They all seem a little surprised but as my friend reminded me today – of course she’s doing well, she has the power of God behind her!

As expected her oncologist lowered her steroids again today. We are so thankful for how the medicine has helped but we are quite happy to be working to get her off of those! We were also given the all clear to go home for the weekend. We are looking forward to a long weekend with our family being complete. Thankfully, it is now summer time for us so our older kids will be able to visit us more in Memphis as well. God’s timing really is perfect. We are seeing it in how every little detail lines up and we are so thankful for a God that cares about both the big things and the small.

Prayers for tomorrow:
1.) Kayleigh to continue tolerating radiation well – no bad side effects.
2.) Steroids to lower without and bad side effects.
3.) Safe travels home Friday and back on Monday. And safe travels for our kids as they come to visit next week.

Thank you for you prayers, texts, calls and messages. We appreciate all of the encouragement and support!

Until tomorrow,
‘Carrow 💜

P. S. –

Many of you don’t know us personally, so here is a picture of who you are praying for…
Dad – Tim
Mom – ‘Carrow
Sister – Grace (11)
Brother – Cole (8)
Kayleigh (7)
We are from Hartselle, AL

Kayleigh's Family