Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm going to beg here....

Scot, Steph, Drew and Levi will be leaving tomorrow for Houston. If you have ever had to make a trip like this or waited at home while your loved one went, then you will understand the emotions that come with it. If you don't understand...I pray to God that you never will.

First, words cannot express the love and appreciation we feel for the people who are making this so easy for the Phillips family. Dan and Shelly...there aren't words. These two angels have made arrangements to fly Scot, Steph and the boys to and from Houston in their plane. This means no lines, no plane full of germs and no worries about getting to and fro. Kathy and Tim...again, no words. These two angels provide a beautiful and comfortable HOME for the Phillips family to stay. Not only that, but they also watch the boys during the appointments. This allows Steph to bring her boys (which is so important to her) and Scot can still go to her appointments with her. I am overwhelmed by your generosity and love. Thank you from ALL of us. Please join me while you pray and PRAISE God for these wonderful people He has put in our lives.

Above all, we are still praying that GOD WILL HEAL STEPHANIE'S BODY!!!

Please also pray for all of us as we wait. This is hard.

I also want to ask a favor. For some of you "blog challenged" folks out may have to step out of your comfort zone. I am begging EVERY SINGLE PERSON who is reading this...leave a comment. Tell Steph how she inspires you, tell her you are praying or simply just say hello. I know so many people read this and I know she would REALLY love to hear from you. She hasn't come right out and said it, but I think she could use some encouragement. So I will give you the steps PLEASE just leave a comment.

Step 1: Click on the title of this entry (I'm going to beg here...)

Step 2: Type your message.

Step 3: If you don't have a google account, I have allowed anonymous comments so just select the "Anonymous" button.

Step 4: When you are happy with your work, click on "Publish Your Comment"

Step 5: Pat yourself on the back because you just brightened Steph's day!

Thank you in advance! I will not know anything until Thursday but will post as soon as I know something. Thank you all for your prayers...we feel them...everyday. We cherish them...always.


Capri Hales said...

I'm sending my prayers your way. Hang tough are a true inspiration to so many.

ps. congrats on coach of the year!

Anonymous said...

Steph, I have been Praying for you and your family. Scot "Coach Phil" was one of my favorite teachers in high school, I think about your family often and want you to know.
♥ Rachel (Burky) Pharris

Anonymous said...

Sending warm thoughts and lots of prayers you way, from NE Ohio, as you and your family head to Houston. In the midst of the Drs visits, lab tests, etc., may you find some moments of tranquility and peace.

Best, Debbie (Likins-Fowler, Ashley Atkinson's Mom)

P.S. I know something about what you and your family are going through - my hubby is in the hospital for a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer).

Anonymous said...

Isn't the power of prayer awesome? Sending blessings and healing thoughts your way.

Sandy Agostini-survivor

Anonymous said...

Coach Phillips is my inspiration to be a head basketball coach and may god bless her and her sweet family daily and help her get rid of the nasty cancer. I'll keep her in my prayers until the cancer is gone.

Anonymous said...

Steph prayers daily for your complete healing. I know your struggles, fears, aches, pains and the unknown. I also know God will keep his hand on you! My morning prayer to God for you is for him to keep you safe in your travels to Houston, for the scans to be cleared and for you to come home a healthy cancer free lady! God's blessings to your family. Will be waiting anxiously to hear how your appointments were. Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Coach Phillips,
I am praying for you and your family. You are an inspiration to us all. I pray for complete healing and for you to be cancer free. May you have a safe trip to Houston. You are in our thoughts!
Jessica Waterman

Jessica said...

Praying for you Stephanie for complete healing! Safe travels!

Anonymous said...

My dear Steph!! My prayer's and love go with you to Houston!! I pray that God will give you good new's and that you can get on with your life as it should be!!! Think of you often,love you alway's!!Grammy

Anonymous said...

Coach Phillips,
You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Your strength is an inspiration to us, and we know God is in control.

Our best to you,
The Graham Family

Rhonda said...

Stephanie you are in my prayers! You are amazing and truly an inspiration! Praying for healing and safe travels for you and your family.
Rhonda (Hamilton) Franz

Karen & Keith said...

Hey Steph & Scot. . .
What can I say that others haven't already said! . . .God's word says: By HIS stipes we are healed. . . I will restore health to you (Steph) and heal you of your
wounds! . . . He heard my cry for mercy and HE healed me!
Repeat God's word over and over and the enemy will flee! When the enemy begins to give you negative thoughts, ask God to go get the door for you and tell the enemy that you are not interest!
Praying for you Steph. . . Praying for your Scot. . . .Praying for you Drew. . . Praying for you Levi!!!

Love you guys!
Auntie Karen (George)

Anonymous said...

hey steph, its been a while since i have been able to read up on all the messages, but i wanted to simply tell you how much i admire you. for an infinite number of reasons. remembering all your strengths and an abundance of positivity was always something i wanted for myself. then we all moved apart, but were always in my heart. i learned later, with my third attempt at college, that all those we have crossed paths with in our lives are mirrors to ourself. so, i thank you for being just as you are, so i could become who i am. even now i look at you and am amazed at those strengths you posess.
our faith in God and the friends we keep are no doubt keys to our continued strength.
as you travel to houston, i know your eyes will be filled with spectacular sights, and you get to share it with your men. truly blessed. when you land, please feel the love flowing from my heart... all the way from nevada.
be well my friend. your light is shining brightly for all to see.
love always to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, Your story is such an inspiration. I have never met you but have been praying for you for a long time. Your friends & family are so wonderful! Please know that you inspire people everyday!

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for your full recovery. May this trip to Houston be filled with hope.You are such an inspiration to so many.
Prayers and more Prayers, Kim Bell

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

You don't know me personally, but I have been praying for you and your family and I hope everything goes well for you in Houston. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

You're in my prayers as always. I continue to pray for all of you. I'm SO glad ALL of your boys are with you. I'm asking God to keep the comfort angels beside you. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know we are praying for you and your family as always this week.

God bless,
Brent & Abby Fryar

Anonymous said...

Stephanie - I have never met you but I read this blog and find your story so inspiring. Keep fighting and we will keep praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family as you travel to Houston this week to receive your GOOD news! If anyone has been preparing for this fight their whole life it is you. You have been a winner and champion since the day I met you in Kindergarten! Seriously? Have you ever lost? :)
Love you and praying for the very best!!
Erica :)

Andi said...

Coach Phillips-
I am praying for you constantly. I know the Good Lord will cure you from this horrible disease. May you and your family have safe travels to and from Houston this weekend. Take care and God bless you!!!

Andrea Waterman

Anonymous said...

Steph and Scott, our thoughts and prayers are always with you. Chin up and know all will be well.
Aunt Rosie, and Uncle Carl

Anonymous said...

Several years ago, I coached my daughters softball team. We were on the field on our first day of practice. I was one player short, when a car drove up and out jumped a tall slender girl with her bat, ball shoes and batting gloves on both hands. I soon learned that this young girl was not only a fantastic ball player, but Stepanie was an even more fantastic person. Stephanie played on my ball team for several years, alway doing her best and giving 125% anytime she was on the field. After Stepanie moved away from Strafford, I was lucky enough to follow her basketball career and see her play at SMSU and SBU. Occassionally we would get to talk when we saw each other at a game, church or at Walmart. One day I found out Stepanie lived close to me when I was in my yard and she was taking Drew for a drive. I didn't realize how close she lived to me until she drove by, saw me and stopped for a visit. Stepanie, just want you to know how much I think of you and your family. You are in my daily prayers.
Karen Bowler

Anonymous said...

Coach Phillips,

Just wanted to let you know that I go to a weekly prayer group and we have been battling on your behalf! I hope you and your family had a safe trip to Houston and that healing will come to you soon.

God Bless,
Holly H :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for the comments. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you. For some reason I've been a little (ok a lot) nervous today. I know that there is no reason to be nervous about the tests today, but I still can't shake it. Thank you for the prayers. It's so uplifting to feel so much support. It truly gives me courage and strength. I'll keep fighting. You keep praying. Together we will get good news. Thanks everyone! Chrissy will keep you posted. (Is she awesome, or what?)

Love you all...Steph

Anonymous said...

Steph, I am praying for you and I hope your report is good. I am so proud of you and the courage you have displayed for all of us and especially for your children. I also am thankful for all your support group that keeps you in their heart as we all do.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know you and your family are in all of our thoughts and prayers. I know the anxiety that comes with test results and dr. appointments. You are a fighter and you will beat this ugly disease....keep your faith. God gives us nothing we cannot handle...and he knows your strength, Steph. Sending this from our spring break in colorado.

Anonymous said...


Just a little note to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Seiler

Anonymous said...


You are admired by myself and my family! You and your family are in our prayers always!

Dustin and Stacey Larsen

Anonymous said...

We are praying for awesome results Steph! Always and forever.

Our love and prayers,
Robbie and John

Anonymous said...

I am believing and thanking God in advance for a good report tomorrow!
Jan Robins

Anonymous said...


I am saying a special prayer for you and your family tonight. I will continue to pray for you. Your strength amazes me. You probably don't know me but I know your story. Hang in there! God is with you and cherishes you.

Kesha (Quigg) Alexander