Update on Matty

As most of you know, Matt went into surgery yesterday to have a tumor removed from his lower bowel. I wanted to send a long an update. I knew I didn’t have it in me to write something all out today, so wanted to share via video:

Update on Matty was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. Hang in there Audrey.. Thank you for the update. You are in my prayers… As clichΓ© as it sounds, thank God you found it now. The doctors will take good care of him and God will send his angels to watch over your family. I know everything will be ok.. I love you… Wish I could run and give you huge hugs right now…

  2. I am sitting in Starbucks tearing up right now. I am glad to hear Matt is doing well after his surgery. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts. {{HUGS}}

  3. Love you friend. When your life gets rocked, you just have to roll with it. Leave all that you thought was important in work behind and focus on those precious lives in front of you! Sending many heartfelt prayers your direction πŸ™‚

  4. Audrey, you and your entire family – are loved. The overwhelming response just shows you how much you ALL mean to us. We love you – take care of YOURSELF as well as your man – and we’ll be here for you.

  5. Thank you for the update! We are here for you and your family. Hang in there and our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Try to take care of yourself if possble

  6. Oh Audrey….I wish I could be there for you. I love you guys so much. It will all be okay. I love you….

    God, hear my prayer,
    And let my cry come to You.
    Do not hide from me in the day of my distress
    Turn to me and speedily answer my prayer.
    God, Out of my distress I call upon You.
    Help me sense Your presence
    At this difficult time.
    Grant me patience when the hours are heavy;
    In hurt or disappointment give me courage.
    Keep me trustful in Your love.
    Give me strength for today, and hope for tomorrow.
    To your loving hands I commit my spirit
    When asleep and when awake. You are with me; I shall not fear.

  7. Oh, Audrey, I have been thinking about you all night, thank you for the update. We are all praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Tears. Thinking of you. Thinking of your family. Thinking of the fear your must feel. God bless.

  9. oh Audrey. . .sending you big hugs. . .I know what it’s like to have your world rocked like that.

    Know too that none of us expect anything back from you except for Matt to get better. We are your support network – those of us that have had the opportunity to meet you in person, and those that only know you online. THAT is why we do this crazy thing called social media – it isn’t to sell crap or get famous – it’s to connect – with real people – about real things.

    Much hugs and prayers and love to you and Matt and your families.

  10. Sending you a GREAT BIG hug, Audrey. I am sooooo thinking of you, Matt and the boys. You are all so loved and we are all here for you. It WILL be okay. xoxoxo

  11. Oh my friend…. I’ve been thinking about you non-stop. When I wake up, all day, when I go to sleep. Just love you. So grateful you are surrounded by so much goodness, support and strength. Sending love and prayers.

  12. Prayed for your family last night πŸ™‚

    We are working on getting stuff you need to your house.

    Don’t worry you have the love and support of many during this.

    Love you Audrey!

  13. Thanks for the update but it’s so hard to see you in such emotional pain. You’ve reminded me to take life one day at a time and appreciate all that is good.

  14. Audrey, thank you for putting on a brave face and updating all of us on your personal situation. I hope God hears our prayers and blesses your husband with a clean bill of health really soon. I know he will be back to himself in no time, I can feel it.

  15. Oh, Audrey. My heart is so heavy for you watching this. I’m praying with you and for you. Please know that you are so loved and we are praying for a miracle for your Matty. Love you, friend.

  16. Oh sweetie… I have tears. You are so strong and brave Audrey. I am so glad you have such a great support system too with your family and Matt’s family behind you. We are continuing to pray here good results. I just cannot quit thinking about you. Life as you said can change in an instant. I love you friend and will continue to storm heaven with prayers. Big Big ((HUGS))

  17. I have been thinking of you and your family so much over the last couple of days. The response from people on Facebook has been absolutely amazing and like everyone else there, I will continue praying for that good news for you, Matt and your family xx

  18. Oh my friend. Crying watching your video. I’ve been through so much with you these past few years and I’m carrying your pain with me now. I can not stop thinking of you, Matt and the boys. You have so much love, friendship, and family surrounding you – we are all here for all of you. Always. Stay strong. Matt is young and healthy – you will get through this. One day at the time. xoxo

  19. You are truly awesome for taking time from this difficult family situation to say “Thank you.” It speaks to your character and the person you are. Matt is lucky to have you rooting for him. — Howard

  20. Oh sweetie, I’ve got tears rolling down my cheeks after watching your vlog. I will continue to keep you and Matt in my prayers. Stay strong!

  21. Audrey you, Matt, and your family are surrounded by so many love and prayers right now. We’ll continue to sending prayers and love through this tough time. Thank you for sharing this update-I know it must not have been an easy thing to do.

  22. Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!
    – Eleanor Roosevelt

    Love. Hugs. Prayers. (and maybe a little chocolate).

  23. Audrey,

    Virtually putting our arms around you and Matt and the boys today. We are continuing to bombard heaven with thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.


  24. Audrey – I love how much you care about the people who are supporting you and your husband. You are brave to share this with all of us. I know the waiting must be agonizing but let’s pray and hope that this is something benign and you’ll spend 2012 appreciating every day together/

  25. Audrey – this was very touching and broke my heart! Lots of prayers to you, Matt, you sweet boys. Stay strong!

    XO, Steph

  26. Audrey,

    Just wanted you to know that my family is praying for Matt’s victory over this. We are praying for your peace and believing that God will carry you all through this. We love you and are working to get you guys some meals and other support via SMmoms.


  27. Audrey, We are keeping you all in our prayers. I am so sorry and wish I could give you a huge hug-many huge hugs! You have been a “friend” to me in this blog world since 08, back when we had two little babies that are now such big kids. Please know that even though I don’t really know you, I still feel like we are friends and my family is praying so much for Matt, you and your boys. HUGE HUGS through the blogs are coming your way. I KNOW Matt will be fine.

  28. Audrey, this is Susan from the Garanimals blog. Amy has been keeping us updated. Our thoughts are all with you and your family. We spent many months in the hospital with my preemie twins and I know how exhausting and frightening it can be. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family. Best wishes.

  29. Oh Audrey I am so sorry to hear you and your family are going though this struggle right now. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  30. my god, Audrey. Thinking of you. You are one strong woman. I love that you turned this time into a message to all of us: count your blessings. Thinking of you & your family xo

  31. Lots of hugs and prayers for you guys. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

    You guys are so strong. You will get through this and be even stronger for it. Lots of love from Colorado!

  32. Audrey-I know first hand the power of prayer and how things can change in an instant. We have been praying for you, Matt and the entire family since hearing the news. Stay positive and strong and know that we are all here if you need anything. Much love….

  33. Oh honey girl. I’m crying with you, I’m feeling your family’s pain. You are such an amazing and strong woman, and you have the biggest support system and so many people love you and care about you and your family. Please know that my best thoughts and wishes are with you guys and I know that things will work out for the best. Hang in there darling! I love you!

  34. Many prayers for you and your family, Audrey. You are such an amazing woman. You’ve always been strong, but I pray for even greater strength for you now.

  35. Oh, how I wish I could just hug you right now. I am praying so hard that everything will come back from the results okay. Stay strong, sweetie, and we are sending all of our support to you today and in the upcoming days! xoxo

  36. Although we don’t know each other, we have common friends and I have been following your updates. I am continuing to pray for you all.

  37. Audrey you and Matt have so much love surrounding you- good vibes and prayers coming at you from every direction of the globe- you and Matt are going to get through this one day at a time. And we are all rallying around you and are here to support you! love you

  38. Audrey, I’m so sorry that your family is going through this. Just thinking of you and praying really hard for those results. My family will continue to pray pray pray! Here’s to strength and good health along the way. May God bless you all. xo

  39. Oh Audrey, watching your video and tears streaming here in my kitchen. You are so strong, so loved… I’m so glad you’ve got your amazing family to support you and Matt right now. Take care of yourself, many prayers for you as you wait for the results. ((((hugs))))

  40. Dear Audrey,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I know those days of waiting for results.Try and stay positive. Don’t let your mind wander, stay in the moment. I am praying for you and Matt. Lots of hugs my dear friend! xoxoxo

  41. Hi Audrey,

    You do not know me personally, but we have several friends in common (through RI fashion lines) on FB, and we are “friends” on FB. Something told me to watch your video (perhaps because your status updates on FB seem to have a very “real” person vibe to them). I wanted you to know your video brought me to tears and your love for your family, and strength, are inspiring. I am keeping you and your husband in my prayers!

    Kerri-Anne Rizzotto

  42. Audrey, my heart just breaks for you. BUT, you are strong, strong and strong. You will survive this and I am here for you if you need anything. Sending lots of prayers to you, Matt and your family. xo

  43. Hi Audrey – Your family is so strong, and I just know in my heart that everything is going to be ok. The power of prayer is incredible and I know you have SO many, many people praying for you, Matt, the boys, and everyone right now. We will help in any way we can. Lots of love, hugs, and prayers from the Mahoney’s

  44. hugs, love and prayers for all of you sweet Audrey.. holding you up to our saviour. please take care of Audrey as well.. Stay strong sweet lady.. <3

  45. Audrey, my heart and prayers pour out for you and your family. I can’t imagine what you’re going through and want to let you know I’m here. Thinking praying and sending love! God Bless you and your family sweetie!

  46. Audrey, Matt & family ~ the strong outpouring of support is evident. You get what you give. Your sharing a video ‘thank you’ and update in a time of deep despair displays your heart, your strength, your soul. We will all carry you through. XOX

  47. Audrey, I just wanted to send you a hug and let you know you, Matt and your family are in my prayers. The love you feel is just a reflection of everything you give to so many. Try not to go crazy while youΒ΄re waiting for the results. Sending you positive thoughts, strength and non stop prayers.

  48. Audrey,
    I am a first grade teacher at a Catholic school here in Omaha. I wanted you to know that my class said a rosary for Matt and your family today. We are lifting you up in prayer.
    Hope today brings good news!

  49. Hang in there Audrey! Be strong for Matt. Take it one day at a time. That’s what I’ve been telling myself since M’s diagnosis. Make every day a gift. Love you!

  50. Crying along with you my sweet, sweet friend.

    Will continue to lift him up and pray for your whole family.

    Blessings to you, Audrey.

  51. I’m sorry to hear about Matt! Sending LOTS of prayers and ((hugs)) your way! You’re absolutely right…take NO day for granite!

  52. Oh Audrey…I am so sorry and I have been praying for Matt and your family. My heart is breaking for you girl! My prayer is that this is a warning and that preventative action can be taken and all will be well. XOXO

  53. Praying Matt. Thank you for taking the time to update us. Wishing him a speedy recovery and hoping nothing but good news in the future.
    Like SuZ said let us know what we can do to help.

  54. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts! Thank you for updating him and hoping that he has a speedy and comfortable recovery.

  55. Please know hun that you are ALL in my thoughts & prayers. Try to rest when you can. I see the love & appreciation hun, but really its because your fans love you for your personality, love & friendship you give. Hugs & Love,

  56. Audrey, you are so brave and strong. You are right, Matt is young and has all of the support he needs to get through whatever may come his way. I am keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs!


  57. It is such a credit to your character that you are thinking of all of us during this. Thank you for the update. I’m thinking of you, Matt and your family through all of this, as are so many others.

  58. Audrey,
    Your video post touched my heart. I will be praying for favorable test results and a full recovery for your husband. I went thru this a few years ago with my husband and a brain tumor. He is doing well and I can only say it is due to the tremendous amount of prayers we received. I will add him to my churchs’ prayer list. God Bless Matt and your family.
    Jill Leech

  59. There are no words to take away your pain or to even know exactly how you feel. Your love for each other is super strong and amazing. Sending you all the support I have long distance. You will get through this. Prayers to you. xo

  60. Keeping u and ur family in my thoughts and prayers. My grandpa went through this and thanks to the Lord he is now fine. At your husbands age it should be well.. Life is a test and this too shall pass.. If He gets you to it, He will get you through it. Much love and good thoughts ur way

  61. We’ll keep you in our prayers hun. Every day and we’ll just all pray you through this. Much love you and all your boys.

  62. I’m praying for you and your family. Your post is such a blessing and a testament to your devotion to moms. Praying for you.

  63. I’m Soooo rooting for you guys? Prayers and thoughts and all sorts of good vibes? Cupcakes? I’ll send those as well. πŸ™‚

  64. Your family continues to be in my thoughts. Sending positive energy and prayers during this difficult time. Hang in there. πŸ™‚

  65. Audrey, you are an inspiration…. As I said before I was able to watch this, sending the power of the Manic Mommies community. For me personally, your current struggle reminds me again that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. Know that I am sending you a big warm hug from just outside St Louis.

  66. My prayers to you and your family. I am glad they were able to get it out. That’s a positive. Praying for you and Matt and the family. Xoxoxoxo

  67. Praying, praying, praying…and continuing to pray. There is TREMENDOUS power in prayer and I know, I believe…everything is going to work out. ((Audrey))

  68. Thank you for the update. Try to hang in there during this very difficult time. Positive thoughts…and prayers continued. Wishing Matt a speedy recovery. Lots of love to you and your beautiful family.

  69. My prayers are with your family ,stay strong and hold tight ,everything will be better soon

  70. Audrey,

    I have read your blog through the years (I went to HS with your brothers) and have always admired your strength (and, of course, wonderful fashion sense). Hang in there and know that you have a team of supporters, even those of us you may not know personally, rooting for you and your family.

  71. Audrey… lots of love, support and prayers! My husband knows how you are feeling right now. And, I know how Matt is feeling. It’s scary and it’s so hard to explain how it feels. Stay positive and girl cry if you have to! It is healing. xoxo

  72. Matt could not be luckier to have you as his wife. You are amazing and strong. My prayers and good thoughts are with you all for good test results and a full and complete recovery. Love and hugs!

  73. Checking in on you and your family – be sure to let your mom and sister help out – so you can stay strong and focused on your husband, and healthy for your kids — sending prayers and positive vibes

  74. Oh Audrey, my heart aches for what you, Matt and your families are going through. Stay strong through the waiting, keep your head clear as best you can. I’m here reach out if you need anything, my prayers are yours.

  75. As we say in New Zealand, “Kia kaha” which means stay strong.
    My thoughts are with you and your family xx

  76. Audrey, thank you for taking the time to update all of us with all that you’re going through. You are so beautiful inside and out (even without showering, lol!). Love conquers all and your family is so filled with love! I am praying so very hard for you all. I wish I could be there to help or just to give you a hug. πŸ™ Love you so very much! xoxo

  77. My heart and prayers go out for you and Matt, I cannot imagine how completely overwhelming and scary this is. (((((((((((((audrey)))))))))))))))

  78. I’m so sorry you and your family are going thru this. I will keep you in my prayers. I’m sure he’ll be fine. Virtual hugs to you!

  79. I am thinking of you, Matt and your family. I will continue to pray for all of you. How strong of you to make that video – that must have been terribly difficult. Should need anything {guest posts}, meals delivered {even from afar this is possible my dear} or just anything please say the word.

    Thinking of you. {big hugs}

  80. Oh Audrey…. I am so praying for all of you. Sending a ton of love and all the hope my heart can muster <3… I wish I could show up at your door with cookies and get your boys tanked up on sugar. I kid. A little… xoxo

  81. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family, Audrey. I have read your blog for so long and love reading about your wonderful family. Hang in there! You are right, Matt is young, and healthy, and clearly a fighter, as you all are!

  82. May God bless you and your family…sending thoughts for strength and courage. What a beautiful thank you to those who are sending you good wishes. You are strong! Please take care of YOU, too during this time!

  83. I adore you and Matt….you are on my mind every minute and I am here day and night whenever you need me.

  84. Hi Audrey,

    Thanks for sharing this update. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Stephanie Blanchard

  85. Audrey…I’ve been sick, so I’m just hearing about this now. My thoughts and prayers are with Matt & your family. Sending you all the strength I can muster. Take Care, Michele

  86. Hey there, I went to high school with Matt and you are both in my prayers. Give him a hug for me! (Lonnique…he’ll know. My name’s too funny not to.)

  87. Thank you for the moving update Audrey…I’m glad Matt is recovering. You are all continually in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there…

  88. I will continue to keep your whole family in my thoughts. I can’t imagine what a scary time this is for you. Hang on and let yourself feel the support of all your friends and family.

  89. Sending positive thoughts & prayers your way Audrey. Take care of yourself. xoxo

  90. Dear Audrey and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, try to stay strong and may everything turn out well. BIG bear HUG!!

  91. Dear Audrey,

    Even though I have never met you or your family in person I feel like you are my very close friends. You have reached out to all of us and we are all praying for you, Matt and your family. You are a really unbelievable person because even though you are going through such a difficult time, you have made sure to let us all know what is going on. You are truly special and may all your prayers be answered.

  92. Keeping Matt, you and your family in our thoughts and prayers! The worst part is the waiting for the results. I hope that you get your answers soon, sending positive thoughts your way!

  93. Oh, sugar. I’ve been offline and just saw this. Love and prayers for you and your family. Matt is amazing and you are right, you will absolutely get through this. Cry your heart out in the meantime because, man, this sucks, right? Love love love.

  94. You have been on my mind and I will continue to think about you, your family, and of course Matt. Stay strong, sweet friend. You’re a leader and an inspiration and have the love and prayers of an incredible community. hugs, jenny

  95. Audry – I’ve been online friends with Jane going on five years now. I’ve been an avid reader of all the sites you all have done and feel like I know you well through your honest posts. I hope Matt has a speedy recover and you all get back to some sense of normalcy very very soon. Prayers from NH to you and your family!

  96. Audrey,

    Your husband, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and take care.

    Meaghan Haddenhorst (on behalf of Similac)

  97. We’ve only met a few times, but I’m thinking about you and your family and hoping and praying for Matt to pull through. You are amazing the way you were able to make this video and keep everyone up to date.

  98. We have only met in person a few times at blogging events but your love for your man is so evident in your facebook and blog posts. You have a beautiful family and I am so sorry that you are facing this. You are strong and you have so much support, in person and online. My family is praying for you in West Virginia. Sending love, hugs and prayers, Audrey!

  99. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, stay strong, it looks like you have alot of support around you (all the rubbing on the video :). Have faith, my 3 year old and I pray every night and we will include your husband in our prayers. Best to you and your family.

  100. My daughter asked why I was crying my eyes out tonight. I tried to explain to her that a dear person, a friend of mine, needed our love and prayers for her husband.

    Just got back from out of town trip, saw this video. Prayed the rosary last night for you and Matt and your boys. Stay strong. Please feel the love, from so many people.

Update on Matty was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by Audrey McClelland