Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day Six, a message from Sarah, and some business....

Hi! Sarah here, Hannah’s big sister. In the lineup, I’m right smack in the middle.  These past few days have been the biggest whirlwind but frankly, nothing we can’t kick straight in the rear. Right? Right!  Us Cobley girls have always been a force to be reckoned with and we’re about to prove it. Hannah is an infectionous soul,  the only person I talk to when times are tough, she means more to me than I think she’ll ever really know. (except for maybe now, cuz I’m sure she’s reading this..Hi Han!) So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How do we deal?

Let’s keep it light. She loves anything that will give her a good chuckle. Funny stories, pictures or gestures will do. If you’re able to visit her at PCH, bust out the big guns. While prayers and positive thoughts are SO appreciated (and needed! So keep ‘em comin’!), smiles and laughs is what cures a hurting heart. I’ve been able to talk to her each night on the phone for about 30 minutes and every single time she mentions a friend that’s made her laugh. It’s made her day, guys. There’s gonna be days where she doesn’t feel good and can’t see anyone, but that doesn’t mean she won’t read a text or Facebook message that could make her giggle. PS: Just because she doesn't respond right away doesn't mean she didn't see it.

We truly can’t thank all of you enough for the incredible outpouring of support and the power of prayer.  I’ve always known we were lucky girls, but oh my, all of this love really is God’s grace.

Dad here. I few business notes.
One day after Chemo, all things are going the way they are supposed to.  As the treatment continues Hannah's immune system will be compromised.  If you have the slightest sniffle, cough etc, and even if you think it is allergies, please send your well wishes via text email, blog etc.  It will get to the point where we are all wearing masks etc, so lets just avoid those situations.  But for now, keep showing up, again please text Sharon first to make sure Hannah is up for it.

God's grace is amazing.  We receive gifts, wishes and the like that we never expected, all dedicated towards Hannah's care.  Thank you so much for your love and prayer.



  1. Karen, my sister told me about Hannah. I too have a Hannah. My prayers are with her and the entire family. - douglas wade

  2. Craig.......our thoughts are with Hannah and the family. Prayer is indeed a powerful force. But also as Sarah mentioned, laughter is good medicine too - Mickey Smith