I’m not one who pays much attention to dates, but I did remember that today is the fourth anniversary of my father, Edmund Clowney’s death. I miss him terribly, but know that he and my mom (who died June 7, 2008) are both finished with their earhtly work and are now enjoying a beautiful and utterly satisfying rest with their Savior.
I wanted to ask those of you whom the Lord prompts, to pray for our grand-daugher Maya Jones, daughter of our son Julien and his wife Christina (daughter of Dennis and Jane Johnson of Escondido). They also have Kellen (4) and Finnan (4 months). Maya is only 2 years old, so the fibrosarcoma she was diagnosed with on December 24th, 2008 was a shock. She has been through four rounds of chemo and is now having radiation to her right arm and shoulder. On April 1st, she will undergo surgery to remove the tumor. After that she will have a month’s rest to heal, and more radiation. This is a very grueling time for the family, and we are so honored and blessed to have prayers going up around the world. Any of you who would like to see some pictures, read more of her story, or leave a message of encouragement can go to the following site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/mayajones. Peter will be teaching in Indonesia at that time, and I will be in Germany with our oldest daughter and her family. Both trips were planned long before we knew anything of Maya’s cancer. Jane Johnson, Christina’s mom, will be with the family during this difficult time, and Julien and Christina’s local church is actively helping as well.