Tidmore Family

This is a blog about the Tidmore Family. We have moved a lot since we met, and we have met so many fantastic people along life’s journey. We are hoping that this blog will help us keep in touch with the wonderful people who have come in and out of our lives.

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Prayer Request Update - Josiah

Please see the web sites below for the Josiah's progress.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Prayer Request - Josiah

Below is an address for the Atchison’s if you would like to send a card or letter of encouragement.

Thanks, Traci

Rev. Dan and Maria Atchison
1739 South Greenwood Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Olivia sitting on a rock just before her first birthday Posted by Hello

Olivia at 7 months enjoying a meal with our dog Marnie Posted by Hello

Olivia at the hospital Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Prayer Request

Many of you know Maria and Dan and are very concerned about the situation with Josiah. Crystal Culver Conner is in contact with them and is sharing the progress with many others and me via e-mail. I will post the updated she sends on the blog. Please continue to pray for this precious family. They are a wonderful godly family that is working as Master’s Commission directors, yearlong discipleship and ministry equipping program, in Clear Water FL. Maria and I were roommates when we were in Masters Commission in 95-96. Dan was the only second year at that time.

I just keep praying that, “the peace of God which transcends ALL understanding will guard their hearts and minds.” I don’t know how a parent gets through something like this, but the Bible says that, “The Lord will not give you more than you can bare.” It really makes me want to place Liv in a bubble and not let here even breath the air, but the Lord did not give us a spirit of fear! I know he can heal Josiah and I pray also that he will give Dan and Maria supernatural strength to come through this and be able to share a miraculous testimony with millions of people.
Please share their story with others and let’s cover them in prayers. This really puts into light the things that are truly important!

I will post their address soon if you would like to send a card and words of encouragement.

Thanks, Traci

Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:51 AM
Subject: Prayer Request Update

I'm sure most of you have already heard about Dan & Maria Atchison's, little boy Josiah (he'll be 5 yrs old in March).
I talked to Maria alittle bit on, Monday night.
She told me that Josiah has a tumor the size of an egg at his brain stem.
She said that they would be meeting with specialist on Tuesday, to go over all the options.
Wednesday, Josiah will begin radiation & chemo.
Josiah is in one of the best Childrens hospital's in the US (not sure which one, but will find out the name). They are in ST. Petersburg, FL. And Dan, Maria & Ben are staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
I plan on talking to her again today. So I'll e-mail everyone with any new info, I get.
Just please continue to lift them up in your prayers & thoughts.
Crystal Conner

Olivia / Weekend Update

This weekend my parents came to visit and we had a wonderful time. On Friday we put Liv to bed early so that when mom and dad arrived she would not be cranky. When Mom and Dad went to wake up Liv, she was hilarious. She would look up at us like, excuse me; I am trying to sleep here; and then would roll over and go back to sleep. Mom and Dad kept talking to her and she would get a little more awake every minute. Then when she finally woke all the way up and saw who was rudely disturbing her sleep, she got so excited. They played and she showed them her room and her toys.

When we sat down to eat supper and Liv looked at us like we were out of our minds. I think she thought this is the strangest night I ever had, or maybe she was thinking this is the shortest day I ever had. After dinner, she sang in her microphone for everyone and acted silly like only a Livey can do.

On Saturday we took her to be fitted for her first pair of StrideRite shoes. She had a ball in the store. She LOVES socks and was just giddy that a place would have so many socks. If I turned my head for a minute she was tossing socks out of displays. Mom got Liv two pairs of shoes at the store. She thinks she is big stuff in her new shoes. They must be comfortable, because she wont let me take them off. She used to pitch a fit and kick off her old shoes.

While at the mall, she rode in a kiddy Garfield ride. It looked like she was taking Garfield on a joy ride. I wished I had a camera. I know Jeremy, my brother, would have loved to see it. He loved anything Garfield as a kid.

Well, Liv is getting into the terrible twos early! I am not sure what we are going to do with her. I guess love her and, train up a child in the way she should go.” That verse is so true, because if you are a mom, you know that all they do is GO!!!

Sunday is when the misbehaving began. When I was brushing my teeth that morning, I saw Liv about to throw her hair bow in the toilet. (This is after telling her about 10 times to not unroll all of the toilet paper and to not get under the sink.) I quickly intervened and made it clear that throwing things in the toilet was a no-no and that she should back away from the toilet. She responded by fussing. Then when I wasn't looking she opened the lid and threw her hair bow in closed it real fast and looked at me to see if I saw her. She had to get a small swat on the bottom for it and I put her in her crib to cry it out. THEN on Sunday night, Matt and I heard her go to the bathroom with a toy. We followed her and got there just in time to see her throw her mirror in the toilet and start laughing. She looked up and saw us and ran to hide behind the shower curtain. She had already started to cry because she knew she was in trouble. Matt had to get her out from behind the shower curtain, show her the mirror, and give her a little swat on the behind. I hated to punish her for it, but she can't be throwing things in the toilet. The hardest part about the whole thing was to not bust out laughing when she tried to hide behind the shower curtain.

On Monday, I got Liv’s first negative progress report. My ANGEL had thrown food at her table mate, knocked down a boy, took toys from others, and kept pulling on her friend Abby’s shirt to get a bow off of it. I was asked to not bring this child in but to bring Olivia back. I hope she was better today!

Good old Liv>>>>>>>>

Monday, November 08, 2004

Finaly Did It

Finally Did It

Well, I finally did it. Jamie has wanted me to start a blog for some time now. I thought now that Liv is one I really should do it to capture many of her great memory.

I will need you all to help me, I don’t know how to get the pictures in and I was trying just to reply to Jamie’s blog and I ended up creating my own. Not sure how that happened. Anyway, I wanted to tell Jamie how cute her kiddos were and I loved the pictures and reading what was going on with everyone.

Tidmore update:

We have been living in Atlanta now for two years. We still miss Alabama and all of our family. I don’t think we will ever really get used to this city or being away from our wonderful friends and family.

We do have a wonderful church home. We attend Metropolitan Church of God in Duluth GA. The pastor is Chick Ramsey and he is a wonderful man of God. We are youth leaders and the church just recently hires two Master’s students from Phoenix to be the youth pastors. They are pastor JR and Aly Dakin. They are wonderful. The Lord is really blessing their ministry and Matt and I are so glad to be a part of it. We are really seeing the kids grow in the Lord.

Olivia is now a year old. She is walking everywhere. She really is the joy of our lives. We have a blast all the time. She now has 6 teeth and is working on about 3 more. Her favorite thing to do besides play with Marnie and eat cheese is to sing in her microphone and play her piano. It is the funniest thing I have ever seen.

Well, I hope to keep this up. I will try to update at least once a week. I can see this being good therapy!

Thanks, Traci