Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Butterfly

Kit says:

"Dearly beloved gift givers, card writers, emailers, bloggers, prayer warriors, and good thought givers. To those with the gifts of compassion, mercy, helps, prophecy,words of knowledge, revelation, encouragement, and to all of you...I am daily like the butterly filled with a sense of the delicateness of life and yet the strength of the creator of life and the strength of all of you who have been supporting me. Though my life is like those soft little wings they reflect the beauty of your love for me. and should the Lord propel me on to new heights with those wings or shortly take me home, I am at peace with the beauty that I see reflected in you that is of God."

My dad has finished his chemotherapy treatment, but as we've said before, the affects last for a long time and the chemo will still be killing off his bone marrow for the next week or so (and prayfully killing the blast cells along with the good cells). The bone marrow test will be around may 12.

So, our specific prayer is that the cancer cells will be killed along with no major infections and that the bone marrow test will show good results.

much love, the Lauers
P.S I want to give credit to Buddy for taking the photos :)


Lisa said...

Wow, what a beautiful word, Kit. Butterfly's is truly very delicate. Praying for you!

Lisa Bryant

Tim said...


Your in my prayers often. Hang in there buddy! You have the very best advocate on your side, and I know he is there right now, tomorrow and every day for you always.

In Christ,
Tim Fitzgerald
Hello from California

Kathy Englert said...

Dearly loved Lauer family, I know you all have your boxing gloves on! What a great picture that was. Your family is so inspirational to all of us. You guys really show us what really matters in life. Thank you.
The Englerts

Anonymous said...

Dear Kit,
Your words show us the inner strength, courage and love you have through Christ. Your trial has brought you and many of us to beautiful expressions of love to share amongst each other, which is the way it should be. Thank you, keep up the good fight, we are praying for you always. Love, Nat

Nicole and Naseem Aboudaher said...

Kit you are more special and rare than any butterfly I have ever seen! I love you so much! Still praying for you every time I think of you daily. Love Nicole

lorensaved77 said...

So elequently put...You made me cry!
Still being real,
transparent,thoughtful,and mostly an example of how to fly the Christian path, I hope in my journey to meet more butterfly's like you!
Much Love to You...Nancy and the Loren Family

Marv said...

Dear Kit,

Loved your beautiful words about the butterfly and the fragile wings. They were sheer poetry.

Stay strong beloved brother and always know that we are with you in spirit and prayer.

Kit, I am persuaded that He is more than able to keep that which you have committed to Him... (Marv's rough translation).

God be with you dear brother,

Ron & Barbara said...

Thanks for another coveted message. More words for me to live by.

We are praying every waking hour.

dannylem said...

Kit, and the Lauer family,
Your word reminded me of the monarch butterfly spot in Santa Cruz. remember that? Thousands of them come there to winter on the trees. They are delicate, but they are so strong!!!! They make that migration every year, they stick together and hang on those eucalyptus trees for safety and warmth....No matter what wind comes we are hanging on that branch with you brother!!!!! We love you!
Danny and I think of you constantly and keep praying
Linda Lehmann

Bill Kepler said...

You are always on my mind, Kit. Sometimes I just can't think of anything else. Your words are beautiful today, and comforting to me.
Bill Kepler

Anonymous said...

KITS trading HIS sorrow

Anonymous said...

Hello Dr. Kit,
We have never met but our cell group was praying for you- "Chemo-Man". Since our names sound alike I felt it was okay for me to send you this message from one Christian Bro to another. I've been listening to your messages on line and have been blessed. I hope to meet you in person.
Yours in Christ,

Debbie said...

Hey Dr. "Chemo-man" Kit,

You look so colorful and bright in your "Chemo-man" protective wear on Tuesday.

Loved your analogy about the butterfly and life and Linda L.'s addition of how butterflies stick together...we're continue to lift you and your family up in prayer.


Debbie said...

Dear Dr. "Chemo-man Kit -

Loved your analogy about the butterfly and life, and Linda L.'s addition about how butterflies stick together.

We do continue to lift you and your family up in our prayers.


Anonymous said...

Float with a butterfly & STING those cancer cells like a bee!
Mahalo for showing us how to fight the good fight my friend! Our love & prayers are with you!
KK, Leila & Chris

Dio said...

It's 12:10 am, I was in bed already and remember that I didn't read the blog tonight. I came back, turn on the computer and I'm so glad I did. Those beautiful words will inspire my night prayer...for you! Yes, life is so fragil and yet, we trust that God will hold us up on the palm of his hand like a butterfly. Hang in there my friend, He's lifting you up through all of us, praying for you non stop.
Luv u!
P.S. Wrap those butterfly wings around my BFF and give her a big hug for me. I miss you Shelly!

Anonymous said...

Kit, Just wanting you to know that we at YWAM Maui are praying for you and your healing.We are also praying for yolu at New Hope Maui believing in the power of prayer and the compassion of our God. Praying that your inner man is strengthened though the outerman is battling for life. We love you and miss you.
Maria Bonales-Daughtry

Liza's Eyeview said...

"...we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 2 Cor. 4:8-9

" Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal", 2 Cor 4:16-18

KIT, you are in a cocoon right now, being renewed, being groomed. You will emerge a beautiful butterfly. Rest. rest well. get well. We are looking forward to the new goods that the "bad cells" had been killed.

Liza, Bradley, Gardner and Noelle

Anonymous said...

sending more love your way lauer family. we are still here praying.
may you be filled with the peace, patience and deep joy of the Holy Spirit today.
pete carrie naphtali carlee and manasseh :)