Praying For Bennett

Last Sunday, I asked for prayers for Bennett. My heart has been so heavy for Bennett and her family. Bennett has a very rare brain tumor.

I knew I could share her story with you all and you would help me “storm heaven” for Bennett! I specifically asked for prayers on Tuesday. In case you missed it, you can read why here.

Praying For Bennett

Can I just say, GOD IS FAITHFUL!! If you’ve ever doubted if God hears our prayers, I don’t think you will after reading Katie Anne’s last journal entry about Bennett. 

Praying For Bennett

Here is what Katie Anne wrote about Tuesday:

“Tuesday arrived and I felt all of your prayers! I had been dreading this day and it was actually one of the best days I’ve had since our arrival. Bennett was supposed to be put under anesthesia Tuesday morning for a hearing test. I was also dreading that because as I’ve said before, she does not recover well from anesthesia. They arrived to take her to the OR at 7 AM. As a result, she fell into a deep sleep in the holding room and miraculously, the doctor was able to administer the test while she was held asleep! Upon our return to her room, a ninja nurse was assigned to change the dressing and it was not nearly as bad as the other two times. Unbelievably this all happened before noon so we were able to be discharged early in the afternoon.

Please keep praying because I was blown away about how well my Tuesday turned out. It went from being the most dreaded day to a positive one. This couldn’t have come at a better time for me and I was truly thankful. I will close out with some immediate requests that I feel will benefit Bennett.

1. She can continue to eat and drink as her taste is so drastically affected by chemo. During treatments she especially struggles to get adequate nutrition that is critical for her overall healing and stamina.

2. The chemotherapy causes minimal side effects. Because of the number of drugs she is given, the list of possibilities is long and frightening.

3. Her hospital stay for this chemo series is as short as possible. It is so good for Bennett’s mental and physical well-being to be out of the hospital. We are still striving to maintain some degree of normalcy in this freakishly abnormal world we find ourselves in.

Finally, we continue to be overwhelmed at the generosity expressed by so many in support of our sweet girl and family. We are aware of each and every prayer, note and deed and only wish it was possible to immediately reply. Please don’t think that anything has gone unnoticed or unappreciated.”

We now have an address where we can be reached:

Bennett Lester
350 Erkenbrecher Ave Room #40,
Cincinnati, OH 45229


Friends, I can’t thank you enough for praying for Bennett!! Let’s give all the glory to God!

Many of you know I lost my Mom to gastric cancer in 2009. One of the things she taught me was to “look for blessings.” Mom always called the hundreds of cards she received in the mail each week, “blessings.”

I included Bennett’s address because I thought some of you might want to send a “blessing” to Bennett and her family. You can tell them you’re a friend of mine if you want.

After I read Katie Anne’s journal entry this song immediately came to my mind. I Know My Redeemer Lives!!! My husband and I love the part at the end where she says, He lives, I spoke with Him this morning!


Have a blessed day!

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#FashionFriday And A HUGE Giveaway!

Happy Friday friends!! It’s been such a fun week participating in the Signature Style Series. Thank you Carrie at Making Lemonade for putting it together.

Carrie thought it would be fun to end the week with a HUGE  giveaway so she rounded up several fabulous brands to donate stylish giveaway prizes. How fun is that?

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So without further ado, let me share the prizes you could win!

Royal Design Studio-One winner will receive a $100 Shopping Spree at Royal Design Studio!

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Lacefield Designs-TWO winners will receive a pair of two luxury pillows from Lacefield Designs!

Stella & Dot-ONE winner will receive a “How Does She Do It” bag! The winner may choose her pattern, and this prize was donated by Jennifer Oxenford.

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Finally, one winner will receive these adorable earrings from C. Wonder.

So to recap, there will be FIVE winners, ONE prize per winner. Carrie will randomly select winners using the Rafflecopter Choose Winner option, and she will go down the list by prize value. The first and second place winners will receive two pillows from Lacefield Designs, the third place winner gets a shopping spree at Royal Design, the fourth place winner gets the How Does She Do It bag, and the fifth place winner will receive the C. Wonder earrings.

Enter here the giveaway here!!

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It’s Fashion Friday so here’s a summer outfit that’s perfect when the weather’s hot!

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Sleeveless top-The Limited//Black ankle pants-Stitch Fix//Sandals-Kohl’s

 Have a blessed Friday!

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