Do It For Them

Do It For Them
Seven reasons worth fighting for-Ben, Hannah, Emma, Molly, Katie, Grace, and Jack

Husband, Father, Son, Our Superman

Husband, Father, Son, Our Superman

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kicking and Screaming

Duane informed all of us last night that he will fight until he can't fight anymore. So we stand by this man holding on to every moment, praying, and helping him fight the good fight.
Thank you for all the words of comfort, every last one of you are my angels watching over me and my family. We love Duane with every ounce of our bodies, we cry for the pain he is going through, we pray for comfort and knowledge. Most importantly we have a sure knowledge of eternal life, of the divine love of our Father in Heaven, of the fact that Families are Eternal!


lbarnett said...

Hello Becky:

Its your long lost family from WI. Carolyn has been giving me updates on everything going on. Boy has the kids got big. Little John is still talking about the trip he made out there with John & Carolyn. He wants to go back out there by you. We'll have to come out soon, you'll have to meet the newest member of the family- Leah Marie Barnett. Our prayers and yhoughtsw are with you and the family during all of this.
Well I better get going Leah just got up and I have to get John off to school.

The Barnett's in WI
LeAnn, Craig, John, Leah, Carolyn, John, David, Sara & Abbey

Marjo said...

Hello Becky,

Praising God for this overcoming
statement your hubby made last night. Going on and giving it his all. Speaking that the peace that surpasses all understanding, the blood of Jesus, the Price He paid for Duane, brings peace and restoration in his total being.
His mind, thoughts staying focused on the Gift of Jesus,the Resurrected power to take hold in Duane. Heavenly Father we thank you for all the miracles taking place in this beautiful family.
Praising and honoring You with trumpet sounds and amazing songs,
to bring You glory and Peace within all of the family.

"I waited patiently for the Lord's help; then He listened to Duane and heard Duane's cry.
He pulled Duane out of a dangerous pit,out of the deadly quicksand.
He set Duane safely on a Rock and made Duane secure.
He taught Duane to sing a new song, a song of Praise to Our God.
Many who see this will take warning and will put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:1-3 good news translation.

God bless Marjo

Anonymous said...

Becky {{{hugs and prayers}}}

I would be honored to meet you over Thanksgiving holiday as we will be in your area.

I'll keep in touch with Jess. k?

Erin said...


I have been praying and thinking of you guys since last night when I found out! I pray that all is well, you always have to go through the bad before things get better! I love you guys!!! I am always here if ya need me!!!! I pray things get better from here on!!!!!

Love and hugs/prayers

Bobbi Jo said...

You and Duane have been so heavy on my mind. I am praying for you. Isn't it great that we have the true gospel to give us strength during the roughest times of our lives.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Bobbi Jo said...

Becky I wanted you to know that Duane, yours and your beautiful families name is on the Arizona Temples Prayer roll. There can be miracles made. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Quin's momma said...

Becky, I know your pain and I know the difficulty and pain you all are feeling. I pray that Heavenly Father will give you all the strength you need to do for one another. I love you all- and I think your family's awesome. Smooches, Shandolynne

Lisa said...

You and Duane amaze me. Such strength. Well if you need a really weak friend, I am here for you

theresa said...

I need to meet Lisa...she keeps taking the words right outta my mouth! Keep standing strong!

GingerLouise Clothing said...

I am praying for you and your family, hold on to that hope.

Katrina said...

There just seems to keep not being any words to say to help and make things better, but from the sounds of things as you've written them, you're handling it all well and are a very strong woman! Prayers and Heavenly Father's blessing with you!

South Tulsa Children's Ballet said...

We are thinking about you.

MS Farry

South Tulsa Children's Ballet said...

We are thinking about you

Ms F

Elena said...

Found you through Kori's blog. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time. You have a beautiful family and I can hear the love as I read through your posts.

Tracy said...

I also found you through Kori's blog....
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


JANE said...

Saw Kori's blog today also. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children and the rest of your family. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

I'm another one of Kori's friends that came to tell you I am sooo very sorry for your loss. You are a beautiful family and I pray that God will lift all of you up and help you through this difficult time and lead you peace....

Linda said...

Becky, I'm sorry for your loss. Though we don't know each other, we are sisters in Christ and I pray that your family is lifted up with peace, comfort and love. You all are in my prayers.

Winifred said...

I also found you through Kori's Blog.

So sad to hear about Duane. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Steve and Ismari said...

I saw your blog through my friend Lindsay A.'s blog.

I am thankful for the principle of Eternal Families. I know it still must take so much courage and faith to believe that. You sound like the most courageous and faithful woman I have heard of though.

I think your sweetheart will be making you and your 7 angels a beautiful home in Heaven.

Love, a new friend - Ismari

Melissa said...

I'm praying for you and your children, Becky. I came over from Kori's blog.

Cindy said...


My precious son-in-law Duane passed away yesterday morning. We are heart-broken at the loss of this great man. I was blessed to be a part of the journey he made in this life. If you have any questions, you can contact me via email

If anyone is interested, there has been a fund set up to benefit Becky and the children.

The funeral has been scheduled as following:

Viewing -- Wednesday, November 12th
Family will be recieving from 6-9p.m.
Hayhurst Funeral Home
1660 S. Elm Place
Broken Arrow

Funeral -- Thursday, November 13th
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1701 N. Hickory
Broken Arrow, OK

Viewing: 10 a.m.
Service: 11 a.m.

Luncheon will be served after the graveside service.

(Exit off of the BA on Elm Pl., head south aproximately 1 block to the "old" Denny's restaurant and turn right. The road will wind back to our church)

VB said...

I found your blog through my sister Lindsay. I can't imagine your grief right now, but it made me choke up and I have never even met you.

My thoughts and prayers go to you and your sweet children. May our Heavenly Father keep you safe in His hand. Your Superman must have been quite a special person. He can now look down from heaven and be by your side in all you do. Be strong and know that he will be with you forever!!

-Craig Youngs (Niles, MI)

Emily said...

I also found you through Kori's blog, and I do not know you but I want to just wrap my arms around you, but for all of you I wish for God to do it himself. That you are all held lovingly together in His arms and that you will all be together again forever.
Your family will forever be in my prayers. You are amazing people.
Much love and God Bless You,

Doran & Jody said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. What an amazing family you must have. Good luck!!! Our Heavenly Father loves you all.

Visiting through Kori's blog.

Linda said...

Becky and Kids,
My name is Linda; I am Joni Gardine's mom. I have heard through Joni your many struggles along the way with this trial in your lives and that of your dear husband and dad. I am so sorry for your loss. Joni tells me that you are a remarkable family. I can feel the love just viewing and reading your blog. Aren't we blessed to know of God's great eternal plan. I just wanted you to know that your family is in our hearts and in our prayers.
Linda Virchow

Marjo said...

so sorry to read the news about Duane.
Becky and children I am sending you some hugs of comfort.
Keeping you lifted up in my prayers.
Love you Marjo

Lauren said...


I am a friend of Heidi Robert's and learned about your family from her blog. Your story and loss has touched me deeply. You are an amazing wife and mother. You are a fighter and an optimist. I do not know you, but I can tell this from reading your blog. Lean on the Lord during this time and all the wonderful friends and family you have that love you. My prayers are with you. Thank-you for inspiring me to be a better wife and mother and to cherish every day of life. I'm just so sorry that your family must go through this pain.

With Love
Lauren Castro