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The one of Ben and Jack with the cape caught my attention from the most recent blog post by Mindy. Two superhero's who will fly in heaven.
Your kids are not only adorable, but I love how they always have their arms around each other. Are you into photography, Mindy? They are just beautiful shots. I love them all, but the sprinkler one touched my heart.
Thanks, Kelly. My kids are the reason I bought a nice camera. I love trying to capture the excitement of the world through their eyes.
You do a beautiful job. I hope today is an ordinary day at your house. Lots of hugs, snuggling and love...one day at a time! xo
May Jack always feel Ben's embrace like in that beautiful sprinkler shot, because Ben will always be with him.
How precious. Your children are a beautiful reflection of you and your husband. May you be surrounded by wonderful memories such as these always. My brother was taken from me 39 years ago this month as a 6 year old. As some memories fade, others become stronger. As his big sister, I felt responsible and always wonder what could have been My love is just as strong today and my faith that there is a day I will see him again steadfast. Praying for a miracle for your family. Katrina VA
I stumbled upon this blog from a friend on Facebook. Praying for your sweet boy and the miracle he so desperately needs. My heart is broken for you.
Sending you and your family tons of love.
Beautiful photos Mindy, I've got so many things I should be doing right now but instead I'm reading your blog and thinking of you all with tears rolling down my cheeks. I started down this road you find yourself on almost 18 years ago but reading your story I'm transported right back there like it was yesterday. I know there is nothing I can do to take your pain away but I also know there is comfort in knowing you are not alone. I know exactly how you feel. xx
Lord I pray for a supernatural healing for Ben in Jesus Name AMEN!!
Heartbroken for all of you...Dr. Friedman, at Duke University, is world renowned in treating GBM 4's.
Praying for a miracle for sweet boy Ben!
Your family is beautiful first off. I think you should know that I am not a religious person. I send my children to religion classes, and pray when circumstances are bad, but your blog has deeply affected me. Since reading this I feel that I am missing out on something bigger. Reading your so eloquently written words and your amazing outlook on life is very meaningful. I know if I was in your position I would not be able to share my story and would not be as strong as you. Thank you for being strong and sharing your beautiful sons story. I have prayed for you and will continue to pray for you and I just want you to know that you have deeply touched my life. Your son will have a place in my heart forever even though we have never met.
I heard of your family through Charolette, my daughter-law. I knew when she can't talk about something without crying, I needed to check it out. What a shock I got when I read Monday's diagnosis for Ben! Ben is one handsome little man and seems to have a heart of gold. I also looked at the pictures. You and your husband are so aware that Ben is on loan to you guys until He takes him home. I am praying for your Miracle for Ben. I am also praying for your entire family. You both are pulled in all directions at this time, but your One Direction is giving it all to God. Amazing how you write what is in your heart and soul and mind. Be sure this has and will touch many people. Hopefully it will bring them to God and for those that know God, remind them how precious life really is. Praying for a Miracle for Ben. Love to your family and prayers for everyone.
I don't know you but I do believe in miracles and I do believe in the Savior Jesus Christ and all he did for us. I pray you will feel his love as you walk down this path you're on. I know God will not leave you comfortless or alone. Your family is beautiful and I hope you all feel peace. I will pray for you
You have touched a lot of people with your family's journey in praying for a miracle for Ben...so many are following your story and are praying for Ben's healing...for me, this in itself is a miracle and God has given you the role to lead this miracle for your son and maybe others who are undergoing what you are experiencing now. I praise and thank God for this miracle and by His mercy, I pray and claim God's healing power is upon your son, Ben and that tumor in his brain is shrinking and getting smaller and smaller each day, in Jesus' Mighty Name.I will continue to pray for Ben and your family. Peace be in your hearts.
Dear Ben,My heart broke into a thousand little pieces as I read about all that has been happening in your life lately...but then, amazingly, it got glued back together again...you know how? Your mommy has a very, very, powerful super-glue that fixes everything...it's called faith...and it ressonates from every bible verse and every reference to Our Lord she wrote on her blog...it's so strong, it reflects on every single person who reads your mommy's words...isn't that amazing?! You have a very special mommy! Our Lord gave her a lot of strength (and by a lot, I mean a lot...seriously, I think she can take on any super-hero...) to be able to be your and your siblings mommy, and deal with all of this at the same time...your mommy's faith is truly inspiring and has touched my heart in such a way, it left a tiny mark, so that whenever I feel a little less strong, I can remember her strength and carry on. I hope the Lord will see how special your mommy's faith is and grant her another blessing, by healing you, but should he decide to call you by his side, you should know, it's because he needs you there and your mommy here, to spread that faith of her and leave tiny marks in the hearts of other people.God bless you all, I pray for you.
That was beautiful Wanda...
Praying for you and your family. May God wrap his arms around Ben, and all of you, and keep you safe and warm during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you.
I read about your sweet boy on a facebook high school friend's post. I am praying so hard for a miracle for Ben. I love your faith and courage and am blown away by your ability to express yourself so eloquently in the midst of your deep sadness. May God be with you all and comfort you now and always.
I am so impressed by the LOVE you can feel in these pictures. Incredible. I have been sobbing at my desk reading your post today. I am beyond at a loss for words. These pictures tell the story of an incredibly well lived four years of life. May God watch over you these next week weeks and give you the strength to keep pictures like this coming for your two earth angels. I am hugging you tightly from Indiana.
What beautiful kids you have. I am young, 20 years old, and I may take things for granted. But your post has shown me how important life is. Ben has touched the hearts of millions around the world. He has made millions remember to stop and tell your loved ones how much you care. I'm so sorry these cards have been dealt to such a lovable boy and his amazing family. But God has a bigger plan in store for all of you. It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Your kids will hurt, but atleast they got the chance to know what an incredibly strong brother they have. I am so sorry for what is happening. I wish, my only wish, is to help Ben. I hope you receive a miracle in these next few weeks. I am praying for you and that sweet angel. May Ben and your family feel the hugs and prayers here from New Hampshire. I will share you story for years to come. xoxo
I have 4 boys (5-14). I have been following Ben's story and praying for all of you. The 5 of us just lifted all of you up. We will continue to! Praise God for the strength He is giving you to walk this road. Thank you for your godly example! Romans 8:28! 1 Peter 5:7!
I am praying for your beautiful boy and your whole family. Thank you for sharing this journey. It has touched me and so many others. Sending prayers and courage to you.
Lord Jesus you are a miracle working Hod. There is nothing in the whole world that you can't do. Nothing at all is too difficult for you. You are an all-powerful, loving God. Jesus when you died on the cross your bore little Ben's sickness. Jesus BY YOUR STRIPES HE IS HEALED. Jesus I praise you even now for His healing because you said in your word what we believe we must speak. Jesus I command Ben to be healed in You awesome name. I praise and I magnify you. Jesus you created the whole world the whole universe, and absolutely nothing is a challenge for you. You have healed so many in the past, and you will heal little Ben . Amen, Amen, Amen. Hallelujah. Will be remembering him in prayer, and also will be remembering you all.
the strength, faith and love you have is beyond words. simply amazing... may god hold you all in his hand surrounded by love and light. many thoughts and prayers go out to you.
I am praying, sharing and inspired by your story and your faith. God knew what He was doing when He gave Ben to your family. He has a purpose. Thank you for sharing your family with us. God bless all here
The way you capture their relationships in your photos is remarkable. I am so thankful that you were inspired to investigate the SLR world - the pictures' depth, joy and beauty will endure whatever the outcome (and of course, I am praying for the very best.)
God is able. Ben is fearfully and wonderfully made. God knew him even before his little parts were formed. That is what the Bible tells us. He knew Ben then and He knows him now. God has called him by name. Trust in Him and believe that He is able to do that which He has promised. March 6, 2014 at 5:32 PM
praying and fasting for your dear boy and for all of you. Thank you for taking the time to write such moving words of faith that we are so blessed to read. My gosh - they are words of a saint - a virtue superhero! May God shower His Grace upon you all
praying for Ben and your family
Mindy - sending you strength and love and prayers - many, many prayers from Gainesville, Florida. Faith - ultimately that, and love, are what we have to hold us up during these times. May your faith and love sustain you and your family and surround Ben and all of you.
As many others who have commented, I too am a stranger who is very, completely touched by you and your family. I can't even find the words that would adequately describe how profound your message is and how deeply it has touched my heart. I feel compelled to scream to the heavens to manifest a miracle immediately. The power of prayer is mighty, but I can't help but want to shout for more. I want to make everything all better. Your words, your prayers, your shared thoughts, have touched my heart and soul so much that I'm awestruck by it's power. You're teaching such a powerful, powerful message. I can't stop myself from wondering if this was God's plan? I am on my knees praying with you. I am keeping you in my heart for the rest of my life because the few minutes I spent with your blog on this day will forever change me. YOU are a miracle as is your son already, and I am sure that there will be something magical that will happen here. May Bens miracle come very soon, may peace find it's way to all of your hearts. May all the prayers be heard by our Lord Jesus Christ so that the power of his healing will begin. God Speed Ben, God SPEED!! Love, blessings and a million prayers sent from a little town in New York.... Amy
no words can express how i feel, nor can i imagine your feelings that you have at this time,i do know that GOD has a plan and only gave Ben to you for a special reason and some day you will know that reason, be positive and strong for Ben,smile even when its hard,and hold him often.
Your family is creating more Love in our world! Close your eyes and feel it. Our hearts give freely.
I have been following your story for a few days now, and must say how profound I find your faith in God. I too am a christian, and have been struggling with a few "stresses" in my life recently. Reading your story makes me realize how petty these things are in the grand scheme, and that God truly does have an enormous plan for all of our lives. What the lesson and plan behind Ben's story, we may not know while we are on this planet, but in heaven it will all make sense. I have been wanting to scream at the top of my lungs "WHERE IS GOD IN THIS!?! HOW IS THIS FAIR?!? HE'S AN INNOCENT BABY", and the answer came to me today. God is with YOU, and your family, and most importantly your baby Ben. To give comfort beyond human understanding, to guide all of you through a terrible time, to impart a lesson that no one may fully understand for a long time, if ever.The Lord guided me to leave this scripture. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.MANY prayers from amherst new york.. God bless you all
Amen, my heart aches for what little Ben and his family are going through and as tears fell down my cheeks, I was reminded of the very same thing- my struggles and trials right now are not as big as I thought they were.Ben has touched my life and that of others and will continue to do so in years to come... For God knows the plans he has for you, precious Ben and your beautiful family (Jeremiah 29:11). Lifting all of you in prayers.
I saw this few months ago, and to be honest I really believe this is truth, for that reason I am sharing this information with you. I have a son myself so I can imagine the pain you're going through.God bless you.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhgNMh5mPnk&index=35&list=FLADc_4t77zpQXF8fuL--nQw
I am struck by your story as I have twin boys and a younger daughter. I would always dress my boys in blue (for Austin) and green (for Brandon). At 4 1/2 Austin was diagnosed with leukemia and was treated at Roswell. I received my miracle and today Austin and Brandon are 17 and looking at colleges. I pray that you receive your miracle! But if for some reason God has another plan for Ben, I pray for your family for the strength and courage to continue with you as you hold your other two miracles and let go of the third.God Bless
We too are strangers struck by your courage and amazing ability to share your story of hopefulness & faith so eloquently! So many have been touched by your words & steadfast love & trust in God. Through your suffering you have been such an example to all of us! We have shared your story on FB-people in Tennessee, Texas & Arkansas & all over the world are praying for Ben. We believe in miracles & are asking God to heal Ben to His Glory. God Bless you & your sweet family!
In one of the photos, Bens smile reminded me so much of my 4 year old son's smile. I instantly broke down and cried. Your little boys are so precious. You are so deserving of them, and them of you. Praying for a miracle to heal Ben. Always in my prayers.
I will forever keep Benjamin David (I am extremely fond of the name David) and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers. Ben is an absolutely adorable little guy. I have a great-nephew named DJ (David Jeffrey) and a nephew/"son" named David who I love more than I can express in words. Ben makes me think of DJ; as they are both the same age. I hope and pray for only the best for little Ben and feel deep in my heart that he will beat this ordeal with flying colors! Ben looks like a little "tough guy" who would not give up or let anything or anyone bring him down. God watches over every member of his flock and takes extra special care of them all!! Keep up your wonderful work, praise, and unconditional love for Ben and your whole family and God will reward you dearly!LOVE TO YOU ALL!Kathy D. March 17, 2014 7:33 pm
I found your story through FB and I'm sitting in my living room at 11:48pm reading through your blog and crying. I have two little girls and I cannot imagine going through something like this. God knows who can handle it. He never makes mistakes. His will is perfect. You are reminding me of that as I read through here. I just want to hug little Ben and kiss his cheek - please do that for me. And I'm going to go hug my babies. Prayers for you and your family.
Saying so, so many prayers for Ben and the rest of your family. I can't even imagine what you are going through. Sending you "mama to mama" hugs of love and comfort over the miles ♡
I just decided to finally get up the nerve and read all about Ben..now I'm shedding tears for a child that I have never met...I'm truly so sorry that you and your family are going through this...I want to hug you and your child and make him better!! I am blessed to have 4 boys...4 which is crazy and they drive me crazy but I have them...healthy...I have NO idea what you are going through and I hope that I never have to experience it...I hope and pray for your miracle!! I'm so happy to see your pictures of the beautiful boys loving on one another...there is NOTHING better than a brothers love!!! I will always keep you and your amazing little boy in my thoughts and prayers!!! I'm so glad that I FINALLY read all about your boys, your family!! Even though I shed tears of the sad tale..please know that miracles DO happen and I hope that this is one of them!!! He is a BEAUTIFUL boy who is only going to get more beautiful!! I wish and send you nothing but happy thoughts and big giant hugs your way!!!
Thinking of all of you. Hugs from Sweden
I can only imagine to a degree what you are going through. I've lost a brother and a sister to cancer, however they were adults. I'm so sorry that this is happening to Ben and you and your husband and family. I wish you all peace in time. love and hugs from Australia.
Beautiful children. God bless.
Praying for peace and comfort for you and your precious son. Love to you~
Your beautiful boy, his bright eyes make mine water, praying his light not leave your home. I especially feel for his brother, this is impossible to understand as an adult how do you explain this to a little boy.
Dear family of Ben, I just pray for the beautiful son of yours. With faith in God he will win the battle. I would like to inform you about a new form of healing, here is a link to a documentary. Maybe you want some of Reconnective Healing practitioner in the United States. In numerous cases have miraculous effects. I myself got the cure of an autoimmune disease. I can not say if it works in all cases, but I find it very effective. There are testimonies of healing of cancer, inclusive. Here are some contacts in the United States. and the video link. All luck in the world. Hugs from Germany. Rafaelahttp://www.thereconnection.com/practitioner-directory/?strAction=advance&dirpage=1&total=34&ciudadFlash=&paisFlash=&stateFlash=&pagina=&total=34&continente=&word=&city=&zip=&idCountry%5B%5D=83&idProvince%5B%5D=&idCity%5B%5D=
Prayers from Brazil.Your beautiful boy will be in my prayers.
We will pray for Ben and all of you....for his twin who is also having a difficult time understanding I am sure. I lost my mom to the same tumor when she was 51. Sending prayers up for the miracle he needs.
I cant even imagine what you are going through but keep your faith God has a plan for each of us. The power of prayer is amazing one person he can hear but when thousands are praying it will be heard, In April of 200 my daughter was given the wrong meds and overdosed by a dr they didnt think she was going to make it she was on life support for 4 months and came out of it but her eyesight was gone I couldnt believe it my baby girl is blind but I was crushed but happy she was here but I continued to pray and pray I knew if God could have her live he can bring her sight back. After nearly 8 months she got her eyesight back the drs couldnt believe it. Im telling you my story so others know dont just say your going pray stop what your doing and pray dont wait til later do it now. Dear Lord I ask you place your hands on Ben and heal him I ask that you rid his body of this cancer has cancer is just a name and no name comes before you. I ask you continue to give him and his family strength and continue to heal little Ben. BEN WILL BE HEALED IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
my heart goes out to you and your family , i sit here reading this blog and i am streaming down the tears .. God bless you and little Ben may he fly home on angels wings prays and love and light to you all i cant imagine how you cope.. keep strong keep loving keep looking forwards love and light to you all xxx
I saw this posted by a friend. Simply, I will be thinking about and praying for you.
There just are not any words to express how you have touched me. My love and prayers to you and your family. You are amazing.
I just saw your story on Facebook and my heart is breaking for you. I am a mommy to a 3-year old boy and twin 1-year old boys and I can't even begin to imagine the heartache. I am also a Christian and am so happy you and your family know the Lord, but I find myself quickly questioning whether or not my faith could withstand such heartache. Know that I am weeping for you and will be praying as well.
Beautiful pictures you shared with the world. Thank you.
Just stumbled across this page via facebook . . .the look in your son's eyes . . .the life, the spirit . . .I am gutted that you are all going this. Tears are streaming down my face, the love your family has for one another, the support - I am praying, and wont stop praying.
Beautiful boys, beautiful family.. my heart goes out to you. xox much love and strenght to you all
Praying for your peace.
Beautiful family and your love and their love for each other shows! God Bless you all, and our prayers are with you!!!
I lost my son at age 6 to PMD March 13, 2012. I can SO understand your grief. Would have blogged but can't...not in me. Your son is beautiful and amazing. Please respond if you ever need some grief support <3.
Your family is precious. I'm sending love and warmth your way...praying for peace and comfort. You have born a big burden...your babies are simply precious...
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I do not know your family, but someone I do know posted your story on facebook. I too, am a mother and can not imagine the pain you are going through. I am writing to let you know there is something that might help your son. It is having great results with tumors and very safe, but yet scientifically being studied and tested by the National Cancer Institute, The Dept of Defense, The Imperial Cancer Research Fund, The National Institute of Health and American Institute of Cancer Research. It is called Lunasin and it is the bioactive Lunasin that is stopping all 42 pathways to cancer. I just listened to a gal tonight who had tumors though out her body which started as melanoma. Within weeks the tumor noticeably disappeared from her back. I am personally working with a 33 year old mother, who is being seeing at the Mayo Clinic and her brain tumor has stopped growing and has shrunk the last two appointments. She was given no chance of survival and now she has hope. I know you probably have had other people offer different things like this, but please believe me, this is so different. I am a mom of 14 kids, (9 adopted) and very much love the Lord. This is from HIM!! Call me if you would like to know more. The Lunasin comes in a shake form and can be fed through a feeding tube or swallowed. I pray it is not too late. My name is Jenifer Latawiec and you can call my cell if you want to talk. 651-442-4518. Will be praying for your family! Jenifer
Dear family of Ben, i wozuld like to have News about Ben. I hope so much he get a miracle and stay here with you. I just pray for the beautiful son of yours. With faith in God he will win the battle. I would like to inform you about a new form of healing, here is a link to a documentary. Maybe you want some of Reconnective Healing practitioner in the United States. In numerous cases have miraculous effects. I myself got the cure of an autoimmune disease. I can not say if it works in all cases, but I find it very effective. There are testimonies of healing of cancer, inclusive. Here are some contacts in the United States. and the video link. All luck in the world. Hugs from Germany. Rafaela Documentar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ZU0GSoeo8Contact Reconnection Page http://www.thereconnection.com/practitioner-directory/?strAction=advance&dirpage=0&total=1&ciudadFlash=&paisFlash=&stateFlash=&pagina=&total=1&continente=&word=&city=&zip=&idCountry%5B%5D=1&idProvince%5B%5D=&idCity%5B%5D=Contact Pat Atanas: Location:Coral Springs, FL, 33065,United States Phone:H 954 309 8853 M 323.633-6708Email:Pat@TheReconnection.com
Dear Sauer Family,Although we have never met and will probably never meet. Please know that your beautiful family is in our prayers daily. We are praying for a miracle for your Ben.
These photos are beautiful ! You have the most beautiful CHILDREN and you can see how much they love one another. So precious. God Bless You All !
praying for you and your family during this time... Ben is absolutely one of the most adorable child and I know he will have lots of playmates in heaven. May God send his healing powers and provide a miracle, in Gods name I pray. My tears are flowing reading your story that I just learned of and i will pray for you each day.
Our family is lifting you up in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Praying God's spirit of peace, power, and love would surround you and fill you with strength that only He can give.
Your children are absolutely gorgeous! May God be with you all during this difficult time. I pray for a miracle but I also pray that if God decides to bring Ben Home that He envelopes each of you with His loving arms as he does so. Praying for peace beyond understanding. Praying.xoxo,A fellow prayer warrior momma in Missouri
Your story of Benjamin David touches my heart so much, as I have a son, David Benjamin, much older, who battles mental illness. The pain that resides deep in your heart as your son suffers and slowly slips away can only be tempered by God's promise of His healing power, if not in this life, but in Heaven. I pray that you will cling to the hand of Jesus, keep faith in the Word of God and let Him comfort you as you grieve Ben's suffering and loss.
Such beautiful images of Ben and Jack..as the days go by, may they bring more smiles and gladness than tears. Love to your family.
:'( I love your family. <3
Your family is beautiful, and your story brought me to tears as I imagined what you've gone through as a mom with your little boy. I can't imagine. I shared your story on my facebook page in the hopes that others would be praying for you and your family. Sounds like your little boy was a light and a joy and will be missed- but PRAISE GOD you will see him again one day :-)
God bless your family. I know He will give you the strength you need to be even stronger for your children, and your husband. It is an amazing faith that allows mothers of children taken too soon, to continue to move forward each day. Your sons life, your families faith and your strength will be something people will admire while at the same time, they won't know how you do it. But, as a woman who has been in a similar situation just a few short years ago, you will do it - and you'll do it because your children need you now more than ever and also, because YOU find peace knowing your son is living his eternal life, and waiting for the rest of you to join him. That faith and that "knowing" alone get me through the worst of days. Prayers and hugs to you and your family as you take this journey of grief together, yet alone and as you begin a new "normal". <3
Dear Sauer Family,No words can say how inspired I am by your faith. Thank you for sharing and being the family of God that you are. Unbelievable ...I am awe struck... I will be praying for you. God will use your story in Mighty ways...and your beautiful boy will be smiling...Love you guys....
I have followed Ben's story since I saw it on my aunt hartmayer's Facebook page my son and I have prayed every night for Ben and your family. He is now flying high in heaven. I am very sorry for your loss I cried when I read your last blog I felt like I knew Ben through all your posts and as if he were part of my family my 2yr old and I would look every day for details on Ben and how he was doing we are lighting a blue candle tonite in honor of Ben love and hugs to all of you
As a mother of twin boys, I have felt physical pain learning about Ben and reading your words. My heart hurts so deeply for your precious family. We too were blessed with surprise twins...the greatest miracle of my life. They are best friends and I can't imagine a world where one doesn't have the other. I know there are no words that can bring you comfort right now but I need you to know that Ben's little spirit has touched so many people, near and far. You should be so proud of your little boy...he accomplished more in five years than many adults dream of accomplishing in decades on earth. What a beautiful thing. Wishing you peace until the day you are reunited with all your children in heaven. There is joy ahead and you will find it again.
My daughter Angelina and I are so moved by your story. We cried this morning during your service. Your strength is an inspiration to moms everywhere. Honestly the way you put christ first even during this time is incredible. I learned so much from your strength. So many things happen in everyday life but little Ben has made a big impact in our home. May you all find peace in your hearts. LOVE YOU
Mindy, I ran into your family's story by pure coincidence (I thought) Now I know that God has a way of showing us even through strangers what faith and trust is. I will never forget Ben's story and will forever keep him and your family in my prayers. Thank you for so many lessons I've learned from you in just the past hour and a half while reading your blog and looking through your pictures. Never, will I ever take for granted a minute with my children but most importantly I will make it a point to learn about our Father the way you have, with love, trust and blind faith. I wish you could write a book... I wish you and your family many blessings of all kinds and I hope you feel Ben's love for you every day. Sincerely,MRS
Amazing grace, O'how amazing it is ♥ For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 Love in Christ