Happy Birthday Amey!

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This picture is a classic example of you. Sitting on our couch, in our quirky and uniquely decorated living room, dog by your side and a coffee mug within reach while you blog.
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I see the amazing woman that is my best friend. I see the woman of God that you have become from that girl you used to be. Such a change has only come from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I see what an amazing passion you have to selflessly serve your boys in homeschooling and continually dying to your own dreams to be able to be a mom with joy and love.

I see how you understand phoebes endocrinology issues in a way that most endo docs don’t. That is a testament to how God has prepared you so well, not to be the ultimate person, but the perfect mom for Phoebe and the boys. I see HE created you and gifted you to meet the specific needs of each individual in our family; all you need to do is allow Him to do it though you.

I see “fixing” Deacon’s emotional issues seems impossible, and truthfully it is on your own. But HE has prepared you and is preparing you to do and be exactly what these boys need; a mom that will allow HIM to heal them THROUGH her, not necessarily because of her.

I see, as you let HIM, HE will use you to show them, and the world, how to suffer an go through trouble as a Christians should and help them to come out of this stronger than ever. Because we will not grieve as do those who have no hope.

I see YOU, more than anyone else I know, are equipped to go through what we are going through and to help to bring our family through it while bringing GLORY to God. Not because of you, but because you simply allow HIM through you.

I want to committee to you, to be everything God intended me to be as a dad and husband. I will fail, but I will try and re-try to be the husband you need me to be. I know I cannot accomplish anything close to this on my own and I have been and will continue to pray that HE will do this through me.

I see a girl who has so much to give to her family, friends and to the world.

Happy Birthday Nuzzle, you are my best friend…

-Nathan

About Amey Fair

I am Amey Fair, wife to Nathan, and home-educating Mom to Benjamin (9), Averic (7), Deacon (4) and Phoebe (2) . Phoebe was diagnosed with a rare childhood malignant brain cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rabdoid Tumor on January 1, 2012. She had complete resection surgery to remove the tumor on January 4th and began chemotherapy using the Dana Farber protocol on January 26th. A few weeks ago I was sleeping in the chair next to Phoebe's bed in the hospital when I heard her little voice drawing me out of sleep. It was 3 am and it took me a minute to shake off the slumber. "Mommy I'm a mean girl" I thought she said. "No Phoebe, you're a nice girl!" I replied. "No Mommy, I'm a MIRACLE!" Phoebe said. "I'm a MIRACLE, I'm a MIRACLE, I'm a MIRACLE!" she continued on. My tears welled up and spilled over as she made her declaration. Phoebe doesn't know the word "miracle" nor the concept, she's only 2. It was as if the Lord was speaking through her like a prophetic utterance. She fell right back to sleep and I sat there awake, lingering in the magical moment. Less than 40 children are diagnosed with Phoebe's type of cancer in the U.S. each year. This is why it's called "ATYPICAL Teratoid Rabdoid Tumor". So, I have titled this blog in honor of Phoebe, our "Atypical Miracle". We are YWAM'ers, serving in missions through Youth With A Mission since 1998. Before returning to the states 1 year ago, we lived near Guadalajara Mexico for 3 years. It was during our year of agricultural missions training in Waco, TX that Phoebe began exhibiting symptoms from the pressure of the tumor on her brain. Weight loss, lethargy, extreme thirst and vomiting were her symptoms. We have been granted sabbatical during this time to focus on Phoebe's intensive chemotherapy treatment and are renting a home in Dallas near the Children's hospital where Phoebe is being treated. Like the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' robe in Luke chapter 8, we cling to Him, knowing that He is Phoebe's healer. If we can just touch Him, be near Him, bring Phoebe to Him each day, we have hope. He is our hope. Thank you for coming along on this journey with our family. It's therapeutic for me to write it all out, and in so doing, I hope God will use it for His glory.

19 responses »

  1. These words are so true, Nathan! Amey, you are an amazing woman of God! Your deep faith in God, your honesty, how you hold your kids with an open hand – trusting in God to care for them, your diligence and hard work – despite exhaustion, your faithfulness to your husband and boys – even in the midst of this difficult season of life, and your graciousness throughout all of it. You have truly let God sustain you and through His strength you have challenged so many others to a deeper faith and trust in God. You amaze me! I am blessed by your friendship.

  2. Happy Birthday Precious Girl! Though we’ve not met, my heart is praying for you this day. You are blessed and you are a blessing. We are praying for you, for Nathan, and for each of your children. God is good, all of the time. I pray your very own day was special.

  3. WHAT A LOVELY POST YOUR WONDERFUL HUSBAND HAS POSTED FOR YOU I CAN FEEL HOW MUCH LOVES AND RESPECTS YOU I PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU AND I REALLY HOPE YOU HAD A BLESSED BIRTHDAY TODAY. PRAYERS AND LOVE TO ALL GOD BLESS

  4. Happy Birthday Amey, what a wonderful tribute from your husband! Hope your day is filled with all the love you deserve. May God richly bless you today and all year long.

  5. What a wonderful tribute & what a wonderful husband you have Amey. You are truly blessed. I hope you had a wonderful birthday & precious time with Phoebe & your boys & your sweet Nathan. I’m sure the angels above sang ” Happy Birthday to you”. Love & blessings, Elaine

  6. Happy Birthday, Amey! What a wonderful gift of love from Nathan. You are a gift to many. You are God’s gift filled with His love and devotion. Blessings for you and your family always.

  7. What wonderful wonderful words of blessing your husband has released over you. I felt the sincerity and love of His words. You are truly blessed and I concur with His statement that you show others how to suffer knowing that we have hope through messiah Yeshua our Adonai..May Yeshua bless you and keep you, May Yeshua make His face to shine upon you, May He be gracious unto you, lift up His countenance unto you and give you His shalom..
    Agape Love conquers all
    Ruthie

  8. Love has such beauty. Nathan, thank you for your willingness to share your love and appreciation of Amey…such a testimony of God’s graciousness which is enriching us all. Your family is so very special!

  9. Amey happy belated birthday. My brothers wife Leah, also has the same birth date. She is also very close to the Lord.

    Wow to Nathan. It is so true his words. You are an increbiable women.
    May The Lord continues to use you for HIS glory. He couldn’t pick anyone better. I say this because this past year I have seeing with my own eyes, how you
    Have changed my life, my familys life and those I foward your blogs and messages to it. From here to Brazil. You have touched many.
    Thank you for allowing us to be part of yours journey.
    Much love,

    Priscilla

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