Friday, February 1, 2008


We are about to leave for Disneyland, but I wanted to tell you a quick little story about DOC. When Avrielle first found out that her dad had cancer, she wanted to make him a Build-a-Bear. While we were away, Diane Gelles took her to the store and they picked a bear named Patch. Patch had patches all over his body like he had been in surgery. They put four hearts into Doc (one for each person there) and held hand and prayed for Dave instead of making the usual wish. Then, Avrielle picked out doctor clothes for him and named him Doc. The best part is that Doc carries "Gos-pills" in his coat which are the cards in front on him in the picture. David is supposed to take these 3x a day. They are verses such as: Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 103:1-4, Psalm 57:1, Joshua 1:8-9, Psalm 57:9-11, Psalm 119:75-77, and Psalm 18:1-3. Avrielle typed them all herself. I can't write them all out right now, but you will be blessed if you read them. David was really touched at how much everyone helped her to make this happen. She really loves her daddy, and she had so much joy giving it to him.


Kelli said...

I can't wait to see pictures of macho man Dave going in for a treatment holding his teddy bear, Doc. Hee Hee. That was so precious! Kelli E.

Kelli said...

What a sweet little girl you have! I just love the bond between daddy's and their daughters. What a blessing that at Avrielle's young age, she already knows how important it is to be reading scripture and that God's Word will be an encouragement to her dad. She must have some great parents teaching her godly values. Keep it up! :) I hope you all had fun at Disneyland this week.

Kelli I.

Shelly said...

Hi Lauren and Dave,
Jen A. passed along the link to your blog page. I have been praying for all of you and the trials that are going on in your lives. I am greatly encouraged by your testimony of faith and trust in our Savior and our sovereign God during this hard time. Continue to press onward still more!
With love and prayers,
Shelly Werner
CSUN Bible Study