The Fullness of Her Life

Tonight will be our sixth night at Riley. This morning we were encouraged to hear that her white count finally made it up from zero to 84. If tomorrow brings another positive jump we’ll be able to go home. They are giving her platelets as I type because her platelets have dropped everyday since we got here. All this is totally normal from chemo, we just weren’t expecting it after this first dose. She isn’t feel sick at all, but I find myself growing more and more overcome with sadness as the days go by. During the weeks between treatment I had envisioned us being home together as a family, not in a hospital. I saw the kids playing in the yard and riding their bikes. Even taking cancer out of the picture, it just makes me sad to not be able to see her outside of hospital walls. I feel like she can’t be Izzy here (although she is wearing a sparkling super hero mask and cape while receiving platelets – it doesn’t get more Izzy than that). I began to look through old photos and found inspiration in seeing her in her fullness. I started to want to fight through my sadness for that.

I put together the photos and made a video. These four minutes encapsulate who she is, who she’s been and the impression she’s only begun to leave on the world. She has a calling on her life and the words that come out of her mouth amaze me sometimes. Of course watching this brings tears to my eyes, but they are tears I will use as fuel on days I don’t feel like fighting.

Izzy is a fighter. And you know what else. She has faith for her healing.

27 thoughts on “The Fullness of Her Life

  1. So……………God I come before you along with Izzy, her family and tons and oodles of friends and ask that you make her better!!!!!!!!

  2. Please almighty God let Izzy live to bring joy to all who know and love her. I do not know Izzy but do feel as though I do. Izzy you are in my prayer!

  3. Father God, You tell us in your word that you knew us before You laid the foundations of the earth and that you knit us together in our mother’s womb. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Because we trust You, we trust your word. We know that you know absolutely everything about your precious daughter, Izzy – every hair on head, every thought in her head, and every word before she speaks it. Father God, I ask that You would pour Your healing deep into Izzy’s body and heal her completely. And as we wait for that healing, I pray you would wrap your loving arms around her and her family, hold them close to your chest, and carry them through this journey. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

  4. A beautiful video brought tears to my eyes! You are such a beautiful & brave little girl Izzy! You and your family our in our prayers!

  5. Izzy is such a beautiful little girl and the video brought tears to my eyes. I say a prayer every night for her healing and comfort to all her family.

  6. Izzy, you are so beautiful and you radiate God’s love. I pray he will answer all of our prayers to make you well.

    Trudy Landers

  7. What a beautiful video brought tears to my eyes! Izzy you are a brave and beautiful little girl! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  8. Izzy,
    I loved the video of you, it was beautiful! The song was perfect too! I don’t know you, but I know Jessica. I am going to pray that God does make you better and your mom not sad, just like you asked! God can work miracles! We will be watching for that to happen!

  9. IZZY, I am praying for you. Praying that our Lord will answer our prayers and make you better. AMEN (and so be it)

  10. You don’t know us….we are family of a friend from your church but I want you to know that we are praying for Izzy nightly. Our hearts go out to your family. We will keep praying and look forward to seeing what our all powerful God will do.

  11. I really don’t know where to start. Of course you do not know me. My mom works under glenn at community north view. She forwarded this to me to read and see izzy’s video. I have 2 little girls.
    I did not grow up in church, and I am really not even sure what is the right way to pray. But please believe that I will ask Him to help izzy to get better. I will pray for her and your family. I hope He hears me.
    I will continue to follow izzy’s story. She is beautiful
    —– Brandee

  12. Molly , I have only meet you once or twice with Jessica( I am her neighbor, Shelley) I am so touched by your thoughts and words. It is obvious to me you are being guided by the Lord .He will carry you in these trying times and make you stronger than you ever thought you could be. Izzy is a beautiful angel of GOD and what a beautiful video you created for her. I am certain she is so proud to call you Mama. My family will continue to pray for Izzy and your family.
    Shelley Link

  13. Brandee, He hears you. You don’t have to grow up in church to be able to pray. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to do it. There aren’t any specific words that you have to say. Praying really just involves talking to God. You’re a child of God. He loves you. God welcomes all His children to talk to Him. Just pray with a heart of faith and trust and tell Him what’s in your heart and on your mind. God bless you for praying for a stranger’s little girl.
    Sue

  14. Praying for you, Izzy, and your family. God, please make Izzy better. And please help her mommy, daddy, and big brother be strong while you do so. God bless you all. Sincerely.

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