BOEY WAS HEAVEN ON EARTH AND IS NOW IN HEAVEN WITH HER KING

On Dec 28th 2007, our beautiful radiant warrior princess went home to be with her King. Boey heard the words "well done my good and faithful servant" while he placed all the glorious heavenly crowns of life, righteousness, glory, rejoicing and incorruptible rewards on top of her beautiful head. Boey fought the good fight of faith until the very end and cancer NEVER took her radiant exuberant Christ loving spirit. Christ's love radiated through her and all she did. We pray that the extraordinary way she chose to live and believe will be an open invitation to living your life for Jesus and his Kingdom. 2 Timothy 4:7. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

This web site celebrates Jenssa's brave battle, provides progress reports and invites prayers.

Boeys Birthday gift. 

May 20th, 2010

As I sit to write many emotions and memories are etched upon my heart and are coming in like waves as I type.
I recall this time 3 years ago. Boey had just gone through cancer treatments as a 6 years old. She was declared NED(No evidence of Disease)in January of 07 and she enjoyed the title of a conqueror for a few months. This was the week, however, that she developed an extreme pain in her spine and we brought her to the hospital just to check.

We were in no way prepared for the excruciating announcement that we were to receive. When the social worker and a favorite nurse as well as both of her doctors packed into the small room my heart sunk. When I heard the words, “its not good…the cancer is back” my heart broke.

When Boey was told that her victory was over and her cancer had returned her heart broke. She did not want to live. She threatened to “run her wheelchair down the stairs” to kill herself. She sreamed and yelled why?! Why?! why?! If I thought my heart was broken before now it was shattering in a million pieces.

Hours later I tried to reassure Boey that her feelings were completely understood. She was still a warrior and like David, after killing Goliath, and experiencing victory, Goliaths brother came to call and this famous warrior was scared. Rachel and I reassured Boey that she no longer had to be strong, that we knew her, we loved her and expected nothing from her. We knew she was strong before and this time we would be strong for her.

I saw my little girls life bleed out of her. I saw the pain from her heart stare through her eyes at me her Daddy. There wasn’t a damned thing I could do to nullify this pain. It was just like the startling feeling you get when the wind is knocked out of you, only in this case, you could not catch your breath and it did not go away. The sick painful feeling resided with us. It was dark. Boey didn’t speak to anyone and her expressions became lifeless. She was silent and she slept.

I could not sleep. I stayed up and I prayed for my baby. It was a few nights later as I was praying I recall the prompting of the Lord to pray and proclaim Isaiah 53:5 over her; “the chastisement that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” My girl was being tormented and I was trying to proclaim the concept I had learned about but desperately needed to be real in the life of my 7 and soon to be 8 year old girl.

The next morning Rachel and I were astounded when Boey hopped out of bed and started playing doctor with her Build-a-bear giraffe. She was giggling and reassuring him like she had done many times before. As we watched, tears filled our eyes. The change was dramatic.
We looked at the artwork that she had made. It was a picture of Jesus. He was winking at her and he was saying.”Boey you can do it”, “Wow she is a warrior”, and “I will take care of you.” From that moment on Boey was a faith-filled, happy life emanating-warrior and she amazed me every day. Even though she knew what she was up against she had joy all over her.
She was aquainted with the experience of overnight stays for chemo with the pain and the violent puking but now she was faced with 5 nights in a row. She had lost her pretty girl hair that she was so proud of and was facing the loss again. It was all starting over and it was much worse than before…at least 5 times worse. But we were soon to see that she was 50 times as strong.

I witnessed how her mothers and my love set her free. We deeply and lovingly supported her and had no expectations from her. It was the conduit which connected her to her Heavenly Fathers love that flowed from the inside of her. It flowed from deep inside her and it overflowed to her and it overflowed particularly to us, her family.

She blossomed into the most faith filled, confident and spunky person I have ever met. It was right before my eyes. God’s peace was flowing from her. Something very real and very good was happening.

We were released from the hospital on Friday and her birthday party was the next day. You would never know the beautiful smiling and happy little girl at her party had come from such a dark dark place. She knew what she was up against but she had confidence that her Jesus would take care of her and that confidence and joy was apparent.

I learned so much from her. I learned more about the Spirit of God from her than I ever learned in an academic bible college. I saw where true faith resides and where it is forged. I learned that it does not come from intellect; Boey would scarcely be able to read the words” chastisement that brought us peace”, but she lived it. She was in the middle of the biggest fight anyone ever has to go through; cancer. She knew exactly what that meant and what would be required. But she knew how to find her center, her spirit, her JESUS and to “BE STRONG.”

That example is what I am trying to emulate on this day; Boey’s Birthday. I hurt without my daughter. I miss her more than I can express. My intellect demands to know WHY?! . There is pain and fear.

But Boey showed me how to go to my Jesus. To listen for his words of how he is going to take care of me and my broken family in the middle of the pain and trial. She showed me how to authentically allow GODS spirit to flow into the dark areas of the soul even when outwardly such trauma was occuring. Joy and Peace is starting to flow from deep within once again. My daughter’s example has saved my life in many ways and today I celebrate the life that she lived and imparted to her family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL. YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME ARE THE BEST GIFTS ANYONE COULD EVER RECEIVE.

Daughtry Memories 

July 14th, 2009

Boey loved CHRIS DAUGHTRY and then the band; Joey, J.P.(she called chickenbocker cuz when he played he looked like a chicken.) Josh, and Brian.  Their new album dropped today so I made a video of our memories…Check it out!!

Happy Father’s Day to my special muscle man daddy. Love your Boey 

June 20th, 2009

“HI DADDY, THIS IS YOUR BOEY. I ASKED GOD TO GIVE YOU THE BEST FATHER’S DAY EVER CAUSE I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW. GOD COULD NOT HAVE GIVEN ME A MORE SPECIAL DADDY THAN YOU. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND I TREASURE ALL MY MEMORIES OF OUR BUTTERFLY KISSES. REMEMBER THIS SPECIAL SONG DADDY? YOU USE TO SING IT TO ME WHEN I WAS A BABY AND IT MADE YOU CRY. JESUS IS TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF ME DADDY, I’VE HAD SO MANY FASHION SHOWS UP HERE, IT’S SOO FUN!! I KEEP ASKING JESUS WHEN YOUR GONNA GET HERE, HE JUST LOOKS AT ME AND SMILES THE MOST AMAZING SMILE AND SAYS “SOON YOU WILL BE TOGETHER MY BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS, BUT FIRST MOMMY DADDY AND YOUR BROTHERS HAVE GOD’S WORK TO FINISH ON EARTH THEN YOU WILL SEE THEM”. I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MISS ME DADDY. I KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR HURTING CAUSE YOU LOVE ME WITH PERFECTED AGAPE HEAVENLY LOVE AND THAT’S WHY I COULD BE SO STRONG GOING THROUGH CANCER. IT NEVER WON BECAUSE PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR AND YOU AND MOMMY GAVE ME PERFECT LOVE DADDY. REMEMBER THAT I WENT TO HEAVEN WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE DADDY, THAT’S BECAUSE I HAD THE ULTIMATE VICTORY AND NASTY EVIL CANCER NEVER BROKE MY SPIRIT OR FAITH IN MY KING. I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE YOU GUYS SO SOON, BUT JESUS PROMISED ME HE WOULD TAKE EXTRA GOOD CARE OF YOU AND SEND SPECIAL PEOPLE TO SURROUND YOU WITH HIS LOVE. PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR SPECIAL SONG AND REMEMBER THAT SOON YOU AND I WILL DANCE TOGETHER AND SHARE ENDLESS BUTTERFLY KISSES IN HEAVEN. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DADDY.

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY SPECIAL MUSCLE MAN DADDY - I LOVE YOU SO MUCH - YOUR BOEY

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WATCH THE BEAUTIFUL FATHERS DAY VIDEO TRIBUTE FROM BOEY TO HER DADDY BY USING THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCbj5ba778&feature=channel_page

We stand in awe of our awesome loving and amazing Father in heaven who loves us beyond anything we can ever comprehend here on earth. We dedicate Father’s Day to him and to all Dad’s who are his extension of unconditional love and strength. If you have never had the gift of knowing your father or having a father that loved you and was there for you, please know that your father in heaven loves you and is waiting for you with open arms. He will never leave you or forsake you. His love is perfect.

God Bless

The Byers

He is Risen! 

April 14th, 2009

Blessings to all during this beautiful glorious Easter season. We hope your Easter was full of the love, peace and joy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We had a beautiful and peaceful day with family and friends reflecting on God’s amazing love and all he has done for us at Calvary. Praise God that in Christ there are no goodbye’s and we will see our precious Boey soon someday. Our family is continuing to go through the grieving process, it’s an extremely painful road to be on and we could never do it without our awesome God carrying us through drawing us deeper and deeper into his heart.

The boys are doing well and excited about all God is doing in them and through them. God has blessed them with many musical gifts to be used for his Kingdom. Rob and I are seeking God’s perfect will and destiny’s for our family’s life.

The Believe For Boey Foundation is a part of Boey’s legacy, one that we are honored to carry on until we are reunited with her in heaven. Thankyou so much on behalf of our family and all cancer families for your donations. Because of your generosity,  we are able to bring the love of Christ to these amazing families. Thank you to the beautiful ladies at North Side Church for donating the stunningly beautiful quilts that were made with so much love and TLC. We donated some of them to a couple local familes who have children with cancer. What a blessing it was to see this children so full of joy when they saw the quilts and other gifts. Thank you for being a part of such a special ministry:).

We will continue to update Boey’s site with all the latest on cancer research, events, fundraising, and of course the Believe For Boey Foundation. God has revealed so many things to us over the last year and four months since our precious Boey entered into eternity with her King. Rob and I are excited to be writing the book, we can’t wait to tell Boey’s story and all God has done. We are truly honored to tell her extraordinary story of faith, hope and love and the extreme spiritual transformation our entire family has experienced. All  Glory goes to our awesome God!

We are hanging on to Jesus and the blessed hope of the rapture. If you haven’t had the blessing of meeting Boey in person, she would tell you to make sure you are safe in Jesus and know him as your Lord and Savior so she can meet you in heaven! We want to see everyone there:). I have realized just how much time in the past we’ve spent on researching different destinations, but never our eternal destinations(not until Boey was diagnosed in Jan  of 06 did God open our eyes to this). PLEASE take the time to research where you will be spending eternity. If you have accepted Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior, we will have eternity to hang out in heaven! I can’t wait to meet all the beautiful people our precious extraordinary daughter has affected and brought into the Kingdom because of her faith hope and love for her King.

Blessings to you and your families, may the peace and love of Christ fill your homes, hearts and lives:). God Bless

How to Suffer

Mark 15:20

Then they led him away to be crucified.

If one day we will receive comfort from afflictions, rest from labor, health after sickness, and eternal life from death, it isn’t right to agonize over temporal, human pain…We should consider such matters to be the test and exercise of a righteous life. For how can we have patience if there isn’t previous labor and sorrow? Or how can our strength be tested without attacks from the enemy?…Finally, how can we see righteousness unless the sin of very wicked people appears previously? As a result, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ reminds us how to suffer. When He was beaten, He bore it patiently. Although verbally abused, He didn’t lash out in return. When He suffered, He didn’t speak threats but gave His back to the torturers and His cheeks to buffetings. He didn’t turn His face away from the spitting but was willingly led to His death so that we could see the image of righteousness in Him. By following these examples, we can tread on serpents, scorpions, and all of the enemy’s power.

Max Lucado His Passion

I received a miracle healing!!! 

January 15th, 2009

Ok hold on to your hats!!! Are you sitting down…You better be to hear this story!

I got the MRI back and the report revealed that I have what is called a partial empty sella. What this means is that my pituitary is pushed down in the cavern in my head. We made an appointment to have the doctor explain what this means. He said that it is caused by either a birth defect or a tumor that “used to be there.” Knowing that I had a normal MRI 5 years ago we knew that it had to be a tumor!!!!  We asked how it disappears and the doctor responded, “for some unknown reason it necrotizes” I had to laugh when my beautiful wife was behind the doctor mouthing “I know why and pointing to GOD.”

                I received a miracle in the last 30 days. I met with my pastor and the man who facilitates the healing rooms and I asked them to pray about the pituitary situation. The presence of GOD was tangible when they prayed for me and I could tell God was doing something. At the time I specifically recall them cursing the tumor and commanding it to die and disappear. Interesting that is exactly what happened. 2 additional times in church when I went forward for prayer I have fealt the same annointing of Gods presence upon me and felt things in my body being worked on.

                I have many deep feelings concerning this. It is very interesting that the pituitary gland is just a few centimeters away from the first location of BOEY’s cancer! I have asked the questions of why me and why not BOEY? I have a couple thoughts that I will share.

                First thought is that I am not done with my mission here on earth. I am asking God for and believing for healing for others and to express and reveal how much Love God has for them. I want to have something to bring to heaven with me when I reunite with my BOEY and I am excited for whatever God is preparing my family for!

                Second thought is only part of a thought and I will say it is a very deep issue and that you will have to get the book I am writing for me to fully articulate it. It concerns what Jesus said in John 12:24 “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”   This will take a lot to fully explain but it would appear that this beautiful healing I have received is somewhat of a firstfruits of the seed that Boey sewed. May it be the first of many many many healings. Thank you Jesus. We love you.

I am in awe and happy and sad and excited and amazed…whats new.God is good